Going through stressful times in your life can take its toll on your mental and physical well being. There is only so much stress your body and mind can cope with and it is safe to say that going through a divorce or a break-up constitutes a stressful time in most people’s lives.

It can be easy to neglect yourself when going through all the stress, emotions and turmoil this can throw up. But you needn’t shoulder the burden so much that it impacts on your health. Taking care of you and being in the best space you can be to handle the divorce and also the change of life that brings with is essential. 

So what coping mechanisms can you implement to make sure you are still looking after yourself to help you regain your balance and control and not succumb to the stress that a breakup or divorce can bring you.

Therapy.

There are so many different kinds of therapy and only you will know which one is best for you and your situation. From simply finding someone who can talk through your problems and emotions and help you make sense of it all, to finding a practitioner qualified in different areas and therapies. Whether you are looking for hypnosis therapy, a sex therapist or spiritual guidance. You need to make sure you are looking for someone who can help you regardless of how or where you need help in your life.

Exercise.

There is nothing like a good workout to make you feel good mentally and physically. There are many studies proving the effects exercise can have so why not look at taking up a new fitness class or workout routine to help you combat stress and keep your body healthy.

Choose a full-body HIIT workout or something calm and relaxing such as yoga or pilates. Whatever you choose, you can be sure to reap the benefits as exercise works it magic to help you feel and be in the best shape you can be.

Meditation.

Practising meditation and mindfulness is a great way to release stress and anxiety from your problems. Being able to tackle issues head-on is essential when dealing with life changes, divorce especially as you are entering a new phase in your life. 

Practising meditation, even for as little as 10 minutes per day can greatly reduce stress levels and help you see things more clearly. As too can practising mindfulness. Start a journal or a diary, even a bog, to chronicle how you are feeling and what is happening in your life. This can help you make sense of it all and find rational outcomes to problems and create solutions where you may not have been able to find them.

It is also a great way to help you see and plan into the future. A clear, calm mind and a structured plan is a good way to navigate your new and different lifestyle as you move forward to focus on a new future for yourself.

 

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