Handling the Stress & Emotions of Divorce

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If you want to be relaxed from sorrow, stress & Emotions of divorce! Read this article to get some tips to make your future great.

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Handling the Stress & Emotions of Divorce

  1. 1. Handling the Stress & Emotions of DivorceDivorce is one of the most stressful events that can occur in life. Itoften represents the loss of hopes and dreams, not only for you, but foryour children as well. Give yourself permission to take care of yourself;take a bath, go for a run or a hike, go out to lunch with friends, go to amovie… relax. This will benefit you, as well, as your children. Yourchildren take their cues on how to respond to the divorce from you; ifyou accept this change, they will too. If, however, you are sad andsorrowful, they will follow your lead. Your kids will feel a lot morerelaxed if they see that you are relaxed and in good spirits. Here are acouple of things you can do to help minimize your stress and help youcope:Eat Right - Eating a healthy diet helps you maintain a positive outlook.Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water.Multivitamins, especially vitamin B, can help you combat the effects ofthe additional stress you are facing. A vitamin B complex is importantfor maintaining your energy level, reducing stress and boosting yourimmune system.
  2. 2. Exercise - Stay physically active. Exercise makes you feel great andhelps to eliminate stress, anger, frustration and anxiety. If you don’texercise regularly, this is a great time to start to get in the habit; join aclub to make re-make yourself and get to know people who have ahealthy lifestyle and will be a great cheering team for you.Have Fun!! - Be sure to schedule some fun into your daily life. Maketime for fun and do things that you love! Spend time with friends andfamily who support and love you. Take a bath, read a book, have a nap,watch your favorite movie and indulge yourself. Avoid negative peopleand search for friends who have similar interests. It’s important tohave a support group and surround yourself with positive people.Journal - Journaling is a great way to explore your feelings and workthrough problems and feelings. When your ex does something that isfrustrating, journal about it and explore your feelings. If you’re angryabout something, remember that anger usually comes from a sad place,not a bad place – we usually get angry because we are hurt, frustrated,or sad. It’s normal to experience highs and lows when you are goingthrough a divorce and letting yourself experience the grief will actuallyhelp you heal and move forward.Relax - When anxiety starts to overtake you, close your eyes and relaxfrom your head to your toes. Allow each part of your body to relax,beginning with your eyes, your jaw, your shoulders, your arms, andworking down to your toes. Don’t let anger overcome you – allowing
  3. 3. your ex to “make” you angry allows your ex to control your life. Decideto be the master of your own destiny.Sleep - Sleep is rejuvenating. Getting enough sleep helps usemotionally and physically and dreams are an important part ofworking through our feelings. As you lie in bed at night, think about thebeginnings in your life. Don’t dwell on the past, look to the future.Most people who are going through a divorce are actually leavingbehind a negative relationship, even if they don’t realize it at the time.They may have gotten comfortable in a routine that was dragging themdown. We often mourn the loss of our DREAM of a perfect marriage,rather than the relationship we actually had. You can still have yourdreams if you stay focused, take care of yourself, and prepare yourselffor the new life ahead of you. Don’t let your ex hold you back fromenjoying your future; you deserve all that life has to offer. Remember,life is what you make it, so make it a great one!!About the Author:Stacy M. Rocheleau, Esq., has been a lawyer for over ten years. Herfirm Rocheleau Law is located in Las Vegas, NV and practices primarilyin Child Custody, Family Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and CivilLitigation. Stacy may be reached at 702-914-0400 orwww.rocheleaulaw.com.
  4. 4. Contact:Company Name - Rocheleau Law GroupAddress - 725 South Eighth Street, Las Vegas, Nevada (89101) USAEmail - rock@rocheleaulaw.comPhone No - 702-914-0400Web Site – http://www.rocheleaulaw.com

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