You recognize that your divorce will directly affect your future and will establish your financial and parental rights, but you may not realize the profound effects divorce can have on your health. In fact, many people describe that period when their divorces were pending as the unhealthiest of their lives. The stress, the expense, and the uncertainty involved can all conspire against you – leaving you far more susceptible to succumbing to unhealthy choices.
Fortunately, there are specific life tweaks you can make to help protect your health during your divorce. One of the most important steps you can take overall, however, is consulting with an experienced Gatesville divorce attorney as early in the process as possible.
Pay Attention to Your Diet
The easiest component of your healthy lifestyle to lose sight of during the course of your divorce is your diet. While you may be vigilant about ensuring that your kids have three squares a day – with lots of healthy fruits and vegetables – it’s very easy to forget about yourself. While it is fine to cut yourself some slack during this trying time, it is also important to remember that you are going to need your energy to get through this and to make one or two healthy eating choices every day.
Exercise Can Take a Back Seat
Even in a relatively amicable divorce, it can feel like a rollercoaster ride in which you have to train yourself to expect the unexpected. Nothing makes you want to hunker down – in protection mode – like having legal matters coming at you (seemingly constantly). This is normal stuff, but if you manage to get in some much-needed exercise, the benefits can far outweigh the expenditure of time. Consider the following:
If you have an errand to do (and you know that you do), head out on foot (or park several blocks away). Nothing clears your head or is quite as invigorating as a brisk walk.
Check out that yoga class you’ve been meaning to try or stream a 15-minute yoga flow to get your blood pumping and to help you relax in the process (heck, Yoga with Adrienne is based right here in Texas).
Plan a bit of exercise with a friend. It’s a great way to unwind, catch up, and get in a workout all at the same time.
Your health matters, and getting the exercise you need is a big part of protecting your health.
Do Not Forget Your Mental Health
In all the divorce mayhem, do not forget about your mental health. Taking the time to do what you love to do – such as gardening, reading a great true crime book, catching up with your podcasts, or doing anything else that speaks to you – can go a long way toward this end.
You Need an Experienced Gatesville Divorce Attorney in Your Corner
Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Gatesville, Texas, is a compassionate divorce attorney who is proud to help clients like you successfully navigate their divorces and come out on the other side with terms that work for them. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 today.