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The importance of self-care during your divorce

Divorce is a life change that causes enormous feelings of stress, leading to adverse health consequences.

Keeping your emotional well-being a priority at this time makes it easier to move on to the next phase in your life.

Find a support group

Going through a divorce may leave you feeling depressed and alone. Finding time to spend with people who understand your feelings promotes emotional healing. Divorce support groups are available in many different locations, such as:

  • Local churches
  • Online therapy rooms
  • Community centers
  • Private organizations
  • Medical groups

Talking with others who have similar experiences may give you tools to cope with your divorce and prevent feelings of isolation.

Get moving

While you may feel tired from the emotional toll of divorce, getting exercise is essential because it improves your health and betters your mood. Physical activity increases oxygen and endorphin levels in your body, decreasing feelings of stress. With choices such as yoga, swimming, walking and weight lifting, you can choose an activity that fits your fitness level and daily schedule.

Enjoy a hobby

Going through a divorce does not need to take away from your happiness. Whether it is an old hobby or something new, spending time working on a project you enjoy allows you to focus on the positive. Consider taking a painting class, learning a new sport or improving your cooking skills. It is a great time to explore new activities, meet new people and take a step forward into finding your new role as a single adult.

Focusing on your emotional well-being during your divorce is vital. Trying different activities that decrease your stress levels can improve your overall health and keep you in a positive mindset.

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