While self-care is always important, there’s no more vital time to ensure that you’re giving yourself the physical, mental, and emotional support that you need than when going through a tough time in your life. For many people, getting a divorce can be the perfect storm of all the bad things in their life coming together all at once.
But while you might feel like you’ll never be able to bounce back and be yourself after this experience, there are things you can do to ensure that you’re not too worse for wear after finalizing your divorce. To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for taking care of yourself while going through a divorce:
Find The Right People To Talk To
If you and your spouse did a lot of arguing or therapy leading up to your divorce, even more talking now about your divorce might be the last thing you’re looking to do. However, according to John Howard, a contributor to the Huffington Post, sharing your feelings verbally can be a very cathartic experience.
The trick with talking about your divorce with people is knowing who you can talk to and what you should talk about. Ideally, you should find someone you can trust that won’t judge you for saying whatever it is you’re thinking—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also, it’s important that you try to keep your language about your divorce clean if you’re speaking within earshot of your children.
Stick To A Routine
Because so much of your life might feel chaotic at this moment, it can be helpful to find a way to stick to your routines, be it routines you had from before your divorce or new routines that you’re creating now.
According to Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, a contributor to DivorceMag.com, by sticking to a routine, you can have more feelings of normalcy in your life as well as keep yourself from develop any harmful behaviors that might crop up while you’re trying to cope with what’s going on in your life.
Be Careful With Your Mental and Physical Care
Taking care of yourself both mentally and physically can also be very beneficial to you when going through a divorce.
Mental Health America advises that you do everything you can to get regular exercise and eat healthy foods. While you might feel like wallowing or turning to harmful substances to make you feel better, treating your body right will always make you feel better for the right reasons.
If you’re going through a divorce and are worried about how you’ll be able to take care of yourself amidst everything else that’s now going on in your life, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you find simple ways to prioritize self-care.