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Why should I practice self-care amid my divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2024 | Divorce |

Going through a divorce can be a tough and trying experience. It becomes more complicated if the spouses have children because they would have to settle matters on custody and child support aside from navigating alimony and property division.

With all the pressing divorce matters that they must deal with, spouses might set aside looking after themselves. However, it is crucial for them to pay attention to self-care, especially in the midst of getting a divorce.

Benefits of practicing self-care

Divorcing spouses can improve their well-being by striving to nurture themselves during a difficult time. In addition, practicing self-care has other benefits, such as:

  • Enhancing physical health: A stressful event like divorce can cause burnout and other health issues. Ways to improve physical health include getting enough sleep, maintaining a balanced diet and having a regular exercise regimen.
  • Improving resilience and patience: Managing your emotions can develop your resilience and patience. This will come in handy when you have disagreements with your spouse about various divorce matters.
  • Reducing mental stress: You can address divorce anxiety by aiming to improve your mental clarity and toughness. You may do so by practicing mindfulness, doing meditation or speaking with a therapist.
  • Restoring and reviving your energy: A divorce may drain your energy when it is exhausting or disheartening. To boost your energy, you can take a walk, hit the beach, get a massage or play your favorite sport.

Moreover, divorcing parents who practice self-care are also setting a good example for their children. Showing a calm demeanor and having a civil relationship with your soon-to-be ex can teach your kids about the values of respect and self-love.

Empowering yourself amid the divorce

Seeking an end to your marriage should not be a reason for you to neglect your well-being. As you are about to transition to singlehood, practicing self-care may empower you to deal with the divorce and move on from it with greater ease.


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