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Tips for managing your stress levels during divorce proceedings

Stephen Hunt - Law on the Web

  1. 10 April 2015
  2. Family
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Divorce Stress

Divorce is something none of us imagine going through when we get married, and can be a stressful process in many cases.

If you find yourself weighed down by stress in the midst of divorce proceedings, it can help to keep organised by sorting and storing all paperwork safely, perhaps investing in a binder to keep it all together.

This will ensure you will be able to locate documents quickly when you need them and may allow you to better keep on top of what’s going on. It can also be helpful to keep notes of what needs to be sent where and when and to whom, perhaps in a diary, so that you are not scrambling to meet deadlines.

Alternatively, if you would like the paperwork and dealing with the courts to be done on your behalf by experts, you could take advantage of our managed divorce service.

At any rate, there are a number of other tried and tested methods of stress relief that may help you through your divorce.

Undertaking exercise

Keeping yourself fit and undertaking regular exercise is a great way to keep stress in check. This is because exercising the body releases chemicals known as endorphins. A high level of endorphins within the body can help alleviate the negative effects of stress. Taking a walk would be a good way of getting exercise, as would swimming or partaking in a sport that you enjoy.

Exploring a new interest

Taking up a new hobby could be an effective way of reducing stress levels. Not only will it give you something new to focus your energy on, it could help to take your mind off the issues which are causing you to feel stressed. Possible hobbies that you could take up are learning a language, learning an instrument, taking singing lessons, etc – the list is endless, and there’s bound to something out there which interests you.

Resting well

Don’t completely wear yourself out with your new hobby, however, as getting enough rest is also important when seeking to manage stress levels. Getting plenty of exercise will also help you get a better quality of sleep.

Keeping in touch with friends

Another thing which may help is to socialise regularly and maintain contact with a close circle of friends, using them as a support network but also setting aside plenty of time for activities which you consider to be fun. This is likely to take your mind off things and stop you becoming isolated.

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