Why self-care is important during divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2023 | Divorce

The divorce process tends to be extraordinarily stressful. Regardless of whether your personal divorce process is likely to be amicable or contentious, you are facing so much change and so many pressures that the stressful nature of your situation is almost certainly undeniable. As a result, even if doing so is initially tough due to time-related, emotional and financial constraints, practicing self-care is very important right now.

Not only is it a particularly good idea to take excellent care of yourself during times of peak stress, but the state of your mental and emotional well-being could also end up directly impacting the outcome of your divorce negotiations and/or litigation.  

Clearing your mind when your heart is full

Understandably, individuals who are going through a divorce have a difficult time making decisions that are clear-headed and focused on what is going to benefit them going forward. Instead, they make decisions that are emotional and tied to the ups and downs of the moment. These snap decisions don’t always serve people well. 

By contrast, if your head is clear because you’re taking good care of yourself and trying to execute a thoughtful approach that is forward-focused, you’ll be in a much stronger position to secure a fair settlement that will serve your interests moving forward. 

Taking care of yourself when you’re particularly stressed is rarely an easy undertaking. It is one of those efforts that is “far easier said than done.” However, reminding yourself of the importance of self-care and trying to draw strength from any efforts that you can make may ultimately mean the difference between a settlement that serves your future self well and one that doesn’t. 

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