When your relationship is having problems, it is important to take good care of yourself to help keep stress levels to a minimum. This in turn helps give you the energy reserves to deal with the difficulties you are facing and enables you to gain more clarity about your situation and the options available to you.
Here are my top tips for staying healthy:
Get plenty of sleep – Emotional stress is exhausting and you may need more sleep at the moment.
Relaxation – It’s important to take time to relax both mind and body, to help you feel calm.
Eat Healthily – Whilst sugary treats and alcohol may seem appealing to help us feel better at stressful times, sugar and alcohol in fact worsen anxiety levels in the body and can lower mood.
Exercise – This may be the last thing on your mind at the moment but it’s a great release for pent up frustration and anger. It also boosts mood.
Work with a divorce coach/consultant – Divorce consultants can give you with some perspective on your situation as well as providing invaluable support and guidance.
Give yourself time off – Try to compartmentalise a little so you give yourself time and space to do/think about something else. It will help you feel fresher for dealing with them.
Choose carefully who you decide to confide in – Our friends and family have the best intentions but you may not always want to hear their opinions.
Be kind to yourself – Remember you did not ask to be in an unhappy marriage with the turmoil and emotional stress involved. Take good care of yourself and spend time with people who make you feel good.
Put the children first – Try to keep things as normal as possible for the children by keeping to their regular routine. Avoid arguments between you and your spouse in front of the children.
Make strong informed decisions – Don’t rush to make big decisions you are unsure about. Emotions may be running high and it’s important to make the right decisions for you and your children’s futures.
If you have found the tips in this blog useful then you will find lots more in my ebook “Tips for Coping with Divorce” which you can download here: free ebook.
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