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Tips to help minimize stress during and after your divorce

A Florida divorce can negatively impact a person’s self-image. Keeping up a strong front, focusing on work and transitioning to single life takes a toll on your emotional and mental state. Learning to take care of yourself and move forward is crucial for maintaining a healthy, happy life.

When your body is healthy and feels good, you may feel better mentally and emotionally. According to Psychology Today, developing new self-care habits can help you adjust to the changes in your life.

Emotional self-care

Changing your feelings are more complicated than modifying your behavior and daily routine. Talking to someone you trust and allowing them to share the burden and empathize with you can recover from the trauma of divorce. Talking through your emotions is cathartic. If you need to release pent-up frustration and anger, getting in your car with the windows up and the engine off is an ideal place to rage, scream or cry away from prying eyes and ears.

Your body cannot be tense and relaxed at the same time. Taking deep belly breaths, visualizing a peaceful place or playing music you love can help your body relax. Make a to-do list every day, keeping it to no more than three tasks, and leave time to relax. This can help you move forward and get through each day easier.

Mental self-care

Connecting with people during times of stress may seem too difficult. Although it may be tempting to withdraw from social activities and stay home, it can do you more harm than good. Get out of your head and make new memories with friends and family. Spend time with people who make you feel good and surround yourself with those who make you feel strong and confident.

Whether you are going through a divorce or living apart, understanding the best solution for your situation can help you minimize conflict.


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