Tips to Reduce Divorce Anxiety

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Nobody wants a divorce to happen. It isn’t what is in mind when the exchange of “I dos” happens. People get married, planning to be together forever. However, this can’t always be the case. Sometimes people grow and change, and the only option for a happy resolution is to move forward with divorce.

Even if you want the divorce to happen, it can still be anxiety-inducing. However, we here at Law Offices of William L. Geary have tips to help you get through your divorce. So make sure to keep reading to get the help that you deserve.

1. Work Up a Sweat

Working out isn’t just good for your body, but it also helps improve your mental state. Any type of exercise is beneficial, both high and low intensity. As you exercise, your body releases positive, feel-good chemicals known as endorphins. So not only will you be in better shape, but your mood will also improve.

2. Practice Self-Care

It is no secret that a divorce is a long and complicated process for both parties involved. Eventually, the stress can take a toll on your physical and mental state. So, if you begin to notice feelings of stress or anxiety, take some time for yourself. Here are some self-care activities you can take part in:

  • Try taking a warm bath and relaxing in the tub.
  • Treat yourself in a small way, maybe to a meal out or a sweet treat.
  • Get creative juices flowing by journaling or making art.
  • Go outside and soak up vitamin D.
  • Listen to your favorite music or watch your go-to movie or TV show.

The above activities are part of a non-exhaustive list of what you can do to make yourself feel less anxious about your divorce.

3. Spend Time With Loved Ones

Just because you are filing for a divorce doesn’t mean you are entirely alone. Reach out to your family and friends and let them know you are having a hard time. Start planning on spending time with people on specific days, so you have things to look forward to. Remember, a divorce does not equate to loneliness.

4. Consider a Therapist

If you are having a tough time adapting to the single life, a therapist can do wonders in helping you adjust to your new normal. Instead of adopting negative coping strategies, therapists will encourage you to utilize positive outlets like those mentioned above.

If you are having a difficult time with your divorce, contact Law Offices of William L. Geary today at (614) 289-1227 to speak with our expert divorce attorneys. 

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