If you have just started divorce proceedings, it is not unusual that you are unhappy with your marriage and stressed out about the overall divorce process. You may start to feel angry or depressed on a day to day basis. However, there are some things you can do to maintain your sanity as you go through your divorce. Here are just some of the things you can do.
1. Plan Something Fun for the Future
Being in an unhappy marriage and going through a divorce has probably consumed a lot of your mental space. To avoid falling into a depression, it is important that you start looking toward the future and planning for it.
While it is of course important to plan out your finances and living arrangements, take time to plan something fun for yourself as well. Maybe there is a trip that your spouse never wanted to go on with you. Perhaps there is a new hobby you've always wanted to try. Having something enjoyable to look forward to can lift your spirits during this time.
2. Avoid People Who aren't Supportive
When you announce you're getting divorced, you may find that some people aren't as supportive as you thought they'd be. Your parents, for example, may not think divorce is a good idea and may blame you for not working harder to preserve your marriage.
Because you are already experiencing your own feelings about everything that has happened, try to avoid people who don't offer you support during this time because they will only make you feel worse--even if those people are your family members. Search out those who will let you talk about your feelings without judging you. You might consider joining a support group, either online or offline.
3. Don't Avoid Self Care
When you are experiencing stress due to your divorce, it is not uncommon to eat more junk food and not sleep as much as you usually do. However, it is important to do everything you can to make sure that you are eating properly and sleeping well. When you are hungry and sleep-deprived, you are more likely to be snappy with your soon to be ex-spouse and more impatient about everything else in your life.
Use the tips laid out in this article to help you remain calm during your divorce. Work with your divorce lawyer to be sure you are doing everything necessary to get through your divorce smoothly.
To learn more, contact a divorce attorney like Gruber & Associates, PC.