During a divorce, you must overcome financial, emotional and mental hurdles. There will be days where you deal with high levels of stress and anxiety. Fortunately, if you know what not to do during a divorce, there is light at the end of the tunnel, claims Huffington Post.
Do not let yourself fall victim to unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Distance yourself from others
When going through a divorce, it is easy to distance yourself and to become caught up in the bitterness of the relationship’s end. For a healthy divorce, reach out to your loved ones. Seek moral support from friends, family members and others in your life. Some divorcees benefit from speaking with a mental health professional. Remind yourself that you still have love in your life from other members of your social group. Go out with friends and family and make time for those you care about.
Forget to take care of yourself
If you do not care for yourself, you may quickly lose stamina. It takes a lot of mental and emotional energy to finalize a divorce. Try to sleep at least five to six hours every night and try to eat healthy, nourishing food. With adequate sleep and proper nutrition, you will have more energy to take on each day. Stress can make you lose weight unhealthily or it can put on the pounds with stress eating. Try to stay energized through indulging in whole foods. Likewise, try to exercise as much as possible. Physical activity releases endorphins. You may feel more positive and calmer after a workout.