On this blog, we often discuss the need to act quickly. When you’re dealing with divorce and child custody related issues, you want to react with some speed. If you don’t retain an attorney shortly after you and your spouse separate, for instance, you might fall behind on the process, sparking a vicious cycle that can lead to anxiety and less than ideal results for your case.
However, the constant stress, pressure, and anxiety over the divorce can add up and take a toll. Those emotions can damage your health and limit your concentration. They can also fundamentally retard your ability to think strategically about the divorce and its aftermath. Just like workaholics can suffer burn out when they spend every day at the office — and never take a weekend day or a holiday — so, too, can people who spend all their time fretting over their divorces struggle with a kind of divorce-related burn out.
What does it mean to “take a day off” from your divorce-related troubles? The goal is to have a soothing, calming experience to get your focus back.
You don’t want to suppress thoughts about the divorce. Instead, fill your day with activities that will rejuvenate you. Go to the spa, for instance, or spend a few hours meditating. Spend time with people you really love. Go to a movie. When thoughts about the divorce inevitably arise during your day off, don’t try to push them away. Instead, just recognize that you are having disruptive thoughts, acknowledge them, and let them float away, much like you might watch clouds float across a blue sky.
Another smart way to handle the constant thoughts about the divorce is to get in touch with an experienced divorce attorney. Call the team here at the Toussaint Law Firm, PC for a free and confidential consultation.