Staying Healthy During Your Divorce

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Your divorce can be a stressful time, which can wreak havoc on your body. Not only does stress feel bad mentally, but it can also cause you to feel bad physically. In times of high stress, finding a healthy outlet or taking yourself out of stressful situations can be beneficial to staying healthy and feeling good.

Take Time To Exercise

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress because it gives you a physical outlet to shed your worries and work out your feelings. As you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which in turn give you a positive mood boost and can reduce the feelings of pain or stress. For many, exercise can be running, swimming, weight lifting, team sports, or class-based exercises. But there are so many different ways to exercise, including:

  • Hiking
  • Walking your neighborhood at a brisk pace
  • Yoga
  • Following YouTube exercise videos
  • Playing Frisbee golf
  • Riding your bike

Limit Your Time Online

To limit your stress, you should take yourself out of stressful situations. For you, it could mean limiting time spent with your ex-spouse or limiting time thinking about your divorce. But taking yourself out of stressful situations could also mean limiting your time online and on social media. While social media might be a great way to connect with your friends and family, it can induce anxiety and the fear of missing out (FOMO) in some. Try and limit your time spent online to help benefit your health.

Limiting your time on social media will also help prevent you from posting something that you may regret later in your divorce. Even if you feel tempted to vent about your ex or divorce online, remember that what you post can be used against you in future negotiations. Nothing that you put online is truly private, even if your profile is!

Take Time To Refocus

Your divorce will likely change much of what you do in your daily life. During your divorce, you should take time to refocus and think about what is important to you now that you are going through a divorce. Identifying what you find important can help guide what you do as you undergo your divorce and begin your life post-divorce.

Focusing on your health during your divorce is a way to positively divert your energy.

If you are going through a divorce and have questions about your case, call our Montgomery County divorce attorneys today at (610) 365-4733.

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