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Divorce Stress Management 101

Posted by Sunshine, Isaacson & Hecht LLP on November 17th, 2020

Though most people who choose divorce do so knowing it’s the best way forward for them and for their families, it can still be an extremely stressful process, especially if you’re not prepared or don’t really know what to expect. Having an experienced family law attorney by your side to offer guidance is an important safeguard against unbearable stress. You can also manage your stress with these tips!

  1. Get a good night’s sleep.

When you’re sleep-deprived, your emotions are heightened and it becomes all the more difficult to deal with the challenges you’re facing. As a general rule, adults need a minimum of eight hours of sleep a night — sometimes more. Not hitting this threshold can impact your concentration, your memory, and your mood. If your mind races at night and you’re finding it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, you may find it helpful to unplug from electronics for an hour or so before bed. Wind down with a book or meditation instead.

  1. Invest in therapy.

If you already have a relationship with a therapist, make sure you’re making appointments regularly throughout the divorce process. If you haven’t tried therapy before or don’t have a therapist currently, make moves to get started. A therapist can teach you helpful coping skills and help you see your experiences with a healthier perspective. 

  1. Take time for yourself.

It may feel indulgent when you have so many other responsibilities, but engaging in self-care is truly essential to your wellbeing. Self-care looks like different things for different people. For you, it might be taking a day off to go on a hike and enjoy some fresh air. Or maybe it looks like getting a massage. Or indulging in a favorite pastry with your coffee in the morning. Treasure the little things that make you happy, and take the time to enjoy them to the fullest. 

  1. Work with an experienced attorney.

An attorney with a strong background in family law can give you the guidance you need to approach the legal side of your divorce with confidence, taking a huge burden off of your shoulders. Make sure you connect with a lawyer as early as possible in the process. 

Contact Sunshine, Isaacson & Hecht, LLP

If you’re facing divorce, contact the Sunshine, Isaacson & Hecht team today. We are eager to give you the support and guidance you need as you face this challenging process. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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