A divorce is never easy, and will likely have a lasting emotional burden
that could very easily bleed over into other aspects of your life too.
Very few people have the luxury of being able to take time off of work
to deal with their divorce, so it is likely that you will have more than
a few days where your mind may not be all-there while you’re at
the office. When getting out of bed and going to work feels like a daunting
task, here are some tips for helping you get through the day successfully.
Have a Plan
Not preparing for the challenges that lie ahead of you can make getting
through the day exponentially more difficult. It’s best to think
about what you will likely have to face, and then develop a strategy for
getting through these tasks.
Clear Your Desk & Your Mind
A cluttered desk can exacerbate feelings of depression and sadness, particularly
if your desk is covered in pictures of you and your ex on family vacations,
or in happier moments. Take a moment to stop and organize your workspace;
doing so can help you get a fresh start on your tasks and re-focus on
your job at hand. Likewise, eliminating sadness-inducing reminders of
your ex can help you work more productively with less distraction.
Block Out Incoming Messages
You’ll likely get a lot of messages during your divorce with updates
and requests from lawyers, the court, and more. Reading these emails can
lead to more stress, more distraction, and could even ruin your day if
they carry particularly grim news. The best way to prevent his from happening
is to simply not read or receive these messages until after your workday
is done. In fact, turn your cell phone off and put it away completely
you’re done with work for the day and ready to deal with the proceedings
without it impacting your job.
Find a Quick Mood Booster
Work will undoubtedly add stress to your already stressful life, so find
something that you can use as a quick mood booster when you find yourself
becoming overwhelmed. Is it a YouTube or Facebook video of a cat? Go for
it. What about a music playlist or favorite podcast that will cheer you
up? Fire it up and plug in your headphones! These simple little things
can go a long way towards helping you improve your mood and refocus when
everything gets overwhelming.
When you need assistance with a divorce or other family law issue, our
Jonesboro divorce lawyers may be able to assist you. At
Ford & Cook, PLC, we have helped families through their emotionally-strenuous legal issues
since we opened our doors in 1993. We strive to protect our clients by
putting the law to work for them, and we stand by to offer support through
reputable and knowledgeable legal counsel. Our goal is to help you and
your family prepare for the future in a way that places your needs and
best interests at the forefront of all of our legal decisions.
Call Ford & Cook, PLC today at (870) 853-3621 to schedule your
initial consultation for your divorce case.