Have you prioritized your health during your divorce? Most women would answer no. With the overwhelm and emotions from divorce, the last thing many of us think about is our health. We have a long history of taking care of everyone else, but not ourselves.
Divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences a person can go through. It is a major life change that can affect one’s emotional, social, mental, and financial well-being. In addition, divorce can also have a significant impact on a person’s health. The suggestions below will help you to prioritize your health and well-being during and after a divorce.
Consult with healthcare professionals such as family doctors, nutritionists, and chiropractors to monitor your health and provide guidance and treatment.
Consider working with therapists, counselors, divorce coaches and pastors for emotional support and guidance during this challenging time.
Try not to dwell on the past or worry about the future. Planning for the future is important, but it is equally important to focus on the present moment.
Consider taking a class or exploring new career opportunities at a local college or community center. Talk to a career coach for guidance and support.
Establish a routine that helps normalize your daily life and gives you a sense of control. Use a planner to organize yourself and to help reduce overwhelm.
Establish a support network of friends, family, and community groups if they are positive. Do not build your support network with negative non-supportive people.
Consider joining online groups such as meetup.com to connect with others who share similar interests.
Avoid isolating yourself and feeling lonely. You can stay active and engaged even if you are on your own. Make sure you get out of the house and do errands and activities. Get involved in activities or hobbies that interest you.
Taking care of yourself is critical to going through divorce and building a wonderful life afterwards. Most of us focus on the divorce process and/or our children, but it is important to note that if we are not healthy, we cannot be helpful to others nor go through our divorce with clarity and strength.
Divorce can be a challenging and stressful time, but it is important to prioritize your health and well-being during this period. By seeking support, you can minimize the negative impact of divorce on your health and well-being.
Remember, taking care of yourself is crucial during this challenging time. It’s time to prioritize you!
What’s stopping you?
How are you taking care of yourself in the midst of divorce? Is your health good or do you need to improve it? How are you planning to build up your health and take care of you? Do you have a support group that is helping you go through the process?
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