Have you ever flown in an airplane?
Do you remember what the flight attendant said about if the oxygen masks drop down due to the cabin losing air pressure – put the oxygen mask on YOURSELF first!
As moms, we are used to taking care of our family first – way before we take care of ourselves – but during a divorce, self-care is a critical factor in moving on in the next chapter of your life, in a positive way.
Establishing self-care routines early on in the divorce proceedings can be very beneficial to moms and here’s why:
- Taking care of yourself shows your children the right way to deal with life-altering situations in a positive way
- Share your pain and struggles with other moms who have walked in your shoes, you will feel less isolated and alone, and maybe find a new friend
- A clear mind helps you to make well-informed decisions
- Physically taking care of yourself by working out, jogging, or other forms of physical exercise releases endorphins which can help you reduce your anxiety, anger and depression. If nothing else get out and walk every day.
- Set a time limit for thinking about the divorce each day, schedule a divorce related thinking or task time and stick to it.
As moms, we tend to easily forget about our needs and focus on others first. But during a divorce, it’s critical that you take time for yourself for self-care.
Our group of diverse experts can help you develop a self-care program to help you diffuse some of the stressors that divorce brings.
The Collaborative Practice of San Diego is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary referral network of independent professionals of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors working together to learn, practice, and promote Collaborative processes for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial assets of the family.
Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process are alternative dispute resolution methods that can assist you and help maintain your family unit while staying away from court litigation.
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Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.