Getting a divorce is stressful, but with the right habits, you can break a sour mood and move on with a better attitude. How can you reduce stress? Try talking to someone who already has been through or is going through a divorce. Support is key to psychological recovery in this situation. That person can be your lawyer, who is familiar with all kinds of divorces, or you might choose to speak with a friend or family member.
It’s also important to avoid social media; don’t go online to write your woes or to contact your ex. The last thing you want to do is to open up a can of worms by stalking your ex. If you feel you need to vent your frustrations, it’s much wiser to journal those thoughts.
Write everything you’re thinking down, and you’ll be able to read your past entries and review them, or you can write things down and never look at them again. Whatever way you choose to journal, it helps you stop worrying and continuing to think of the same topics in your head. Think of your journal as a way to release negative energy and to collect your thoughts. You can also use it as a way to manage parts of your divorce that you need to organize, like thoughts on child support, what you’d like out of your assets and other topics.
Another way to help break a cycle of anxiety or depression during your divorce is to get out of your home. Do something new and fun; you’ll meet new people, have a new experience and challenge yourself. Sometimes, divorces become overwhelming, and that means you can lose yourself and your personality. Take a break from the legal work; your body and mind will appreciate it.