The importance of self-care during a divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 31, 2022 | Divorce

Some people seem to stop caring about their appearance when they are divorcing. Others go out of their way to dress up. Perhaps to show that they are stronger than the sum of their marriage and that if their spouse doesn’t want them, there are plenty of others who will.

If dressing a certain way or restyling your hair helps you get through your divorce, then go ahead. Consider it self-care – something that everyone needs in these challenging moments.

You will need to make hard decisions and whatever you can do to put yourself in a healthy frame of mind to do so is beneficial.

Here are some other things you could do to look after yourself:

Treat yourself

You do not need to blow the entire savings account, and doing so could create problems if you have not already divided your assets. Yet a few treats can go a long way to pick you up. For example, a massage, a weekend away with friends or taking a day off from work to lie in or go for a hike could all give you a much-needed break.

Surround yourself with people you love

Conjuring up the strength you will need is typically much easier with others to support you. Find the friends who make you laugh and smile, the ones who push you to do something new, as well as the ones who offer a shoulder to cry on or offer to help out in more practical ways. Make sure you get good legal support too.

Divorce can be difficult and strenuous. Taking some time to relax and practice self-care can help you remain level-headed during a challenging time.