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Practicing better self-care during and after divorce

Wading through all the emotions after a marriage ends can be psychologically taxing. New Jersey residents who have recently been through a divorce or who are going through a divorce need to come to terms with emotions such as anger, sadness, loneliness and just feeling out of sorts. It is vital during such a stressful situation that people take the time out of their busy schedules to practice self-care as much as they may be taking care of others.

A leading magazine on psychology suggests some ways people might be able to overcome the blues after divorce. These may be of help:

  • Become involved in the community by giving back at a hospital, nursing home, homeless shelter or library
  • Get a hobby or get involved once again in a hobby that went by the wayside. Such hobbies could include gardening, doing crafts, writing, cooking, etc.
  • Listening to music has been known to be a mood elevator as does watching a comedic movie
  • Spend times with pets and/or friends
  • Ask for help and take a break when things get too overwhelming

Prioritizing the things that are important to stay healthy is also necessary when dealing with added stress. There are three things professionals suggest are most important: sleep, exercise and getting regular massages. Divorce should not compromise a person’s physical or mental health.

There could also be angst associated with legal questions regarding divorce to which one does not have definitive answers. That is part of the reason why it is important to consult with a lawyer who has experience with family law in New Jersey. A person needs to do everything possible to come out the other side of divorce as physically and mentally healthy as possible.

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