Are you experiencing stress, overwhelm, and fatigue as a result of your divorce? If so, you’re not alone. Many people who are going through a divorce feel this way at some point during the process. We will be discussing 5 ways to ease divorce fatigue.
You may be having issues with brain fog, trouble focusing, procrastination, indecision, difficulty sleeping, mood fluctuations, etc. Divorce can be taxing mentally, physically, and emotionally. You have a lot of plates spinning, people counting on you, life pressing decisions to make, deadlines to meet.
You don’t want to make the mistake of “throwing in the towel” or “giving up” because you feel you are at your capacity with the divorce. The short term relief could cause long term regret.
Stop, breathe, and be kind to yourself. The good news is the divorce process is temporary, and there are things you can do to help.
Here are 5 ways to ease divorce fatigue:
Although your friends and family are important, they can get overwhelmed with the ups and downs of your divorce. Collaborate with experts who can support you during this difficult time. Your team may include a certified divorce coach, certified divorce financial analyst, divorce mortgage specialist, lawyer and/or mediator, and a therapist.
Reduce the complexity of your daily schedule and avoid overcommitting yourself. Only tasks that must be completed immediately should be prioritized. Say “no” more often. It’s important to prioritize your needs at this point in your life.
Exercise and stretching can help release tension and endorphins and make you feel better. Go for a walk, play with your dog, dance to music, try yoga, shovel the driveway, do household chores, go swimming, etc. Regular exercise will improve your attitude and increase your self-esteem.
Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Refrain from engaging in divorce-related activities after a certain time each night. It doesn’t help to think about your divorce after 9 o’clock at night and can lead to overthinking or a sleepless night. Setting a divorce curfew can make you feel happier and sleep better.
Starting a gratitude journal and recognizing the positive aspects of your life is an excellent idea right now. It’s easy to concentrate on what’s wrong, but taking the time to notice and value the little things can do a lot to enhance mental health.
Start with a Certified Divorce Coach to support you though the divorce experience. They will help you prioritize, explain the process, hold you accountable, connect you to appropriate professionals, encourage you along the way, keep you on track, and help to minimize your cost.
Take advantage of a FREE 30 minute discovery session with The Bridging Coach to ask questions and get help. Schedule a time that works for you: https://calendly.com/thebridgingcoach/30min
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Bridget Leschinsky is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
CDC Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®
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