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How to Maintain a Healthy Emotional Balance During a Divorce

Difficulties of Divorce

Going through a divorce often comes with periods of emotional challenge. It can feel as if you are on a roller coaster, constantly going up and down through twists and turns and the occasional loop. How do you keep yourself stabilized during such a difficult period in your life?

Keeping yourself emotionally balanced can seem difficult, but following a few simple, practical steps can keep you in a better place.

Stay Off Social Media

While social media certainly has positive effects, such as the ability to remain in touch with people you do not see regularly, studies have shown that social media can negatively affect your mental and emotional health. People going through posts and seeing happy faces often report feelings of depression and self-doubt.

It can certainly be difficult to pull the plug on social media for a while, but forcing yourself to take a break from different social platforms can actually boost your mood and teach you to make better use of your time. Staying away from perusing news feeds does not mean you cannot message people either; you can still use messaging apps to keep in touch with friends and family.

Spend Time with Family and Friends

One healthy way to keep your mind off your divorce is to spend quality time with people you love. Making an effort to visit friends and family while doing your best to avoid thinking of or discussing your divorce can benefit your overall emotional well-being.

Let Out Frustrations Healthily

Maintaining a healthy emotional balance does not mean you have to bury your negative emotions and keep them suppressed; in fact, doing so actually is one of the more ineffective methods of dealing with negativity. Rather, consider confronting those emotions and letting them out in a manner that is healthy for you. For example, learning to recognize what triggers your anger and focusing your thinking on your breathing and on alternative thoughts is a much better way of dealing with the negativity of divorce than screaming at someone.

Seek Help

If you feel you are having a very difficult time with your emotions during your divorce, talk to someone that can help you. Seeking out someone trained to help people manage their emotions only makes you a stronger person in the end.

In addition, speak to your attorney about how they can help you manage your stress throughout the process.

The Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC is committed to helping our clients throughout each step of the divorce process. Call us today at (216) 350-8511 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.