5 Tips to Reduce Stress Levels during a Divorce

Reduce Stress Levels during a Divorce

Written By Blake Hayes

There’s no denying that stress levels during a divorce are accelerated by a myriad of emotions, and it is all too easy to become apathetic and take the path of least resistance, which often means you allow someone else to decide your future in the areas of finances, child custody, division of assets, etc.

Regardless of the circumstances leading up to your divorce, it’s imperative to remember that if you fail to take care of yourself, and value yourself, no one else can do it for you.  This is not a selfish act, but a selfless act, and it’s especially important if you have children who need you in their lives.

5 Tips to Reduce Stress Level During a Divorce Include:

  • Find a support-group that will help you keep your life in perspective, and acting as a sounding board when you need an objective opinion.
  • Take good care of yourself by praying, eating properly, exercising, allowing yourself to express your feelings through tears, allowing yourself to feel disappointed, and most of all refusing to blame yourself for the divorce.  Remember, it takes two.
  • Start volunteering and throw your energy into helping someone else.
  • Choose your battles – if you lose a battle here and there, make sure it’s the battle that means the least; your ultimate goal is to win the war that will allow you to come out of the divorce healthy and happy on the other side.  The “other side” will happen if you take care of yourself.
  • Always remember that you cannot control what the other person says or does; you can only control how you react.  Choose to react in such a way that you will not regret later.

Contact Blake Hayes, Tulsa’s divorce law attorney, for a consultation regarding your divorce rights. Our firm will help you reduce the stress level during your divorce.