Let’s face it. Divorces are stressful. Not only do they hurt your heart, but they are sometimes detrimental to your health. Here’s a few tips on staying healthy through your divorce.
- The stress from a divorce takes its toll on you. Most noticeably, your feelings may feel bottled up and the urge to have a cathartic scream in the midst of a field of sunflowers may overwhelm you. The pitfalls of depression trip up the best of us and stress seems to eat us alive. During this time, it may be helpful to reach out to a trained therapist or psychiatrist for help mentally. Some people fear that there is a stigma on reaching out for mental health. Do not let this affect your decision to get help. Just like your physical body, your mental health needs to receive a check up every now and then.
- Stress eats. We get it. After a bad break up, protocol demands that we pull a tub of ice cream out of the freezer to wallow in our emotions. We forget to keep up with our exercise. Junk food is the only thing that’s appetizing. Elle Woods from Legally Blonde reminds us that “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Although it’s hard, try to keep up with healthy eating and your exercises in order to keep your spirits up and your health in tune.
- Dehydration. Unfortunately, tears are often a part of the break up process. And you forget to do the little things that you normally do– like drinking water throughout the day. You can feel sick, dizzy or lightheaded due to dehydration.
- Being ill can make your case lag. And, when you are not feeling well you may not be thinking clearly and making the best choices. So take the time to take care of yourself.
We hope you’ll keep these tips in mind as you deal with this life-changing event. Your friends at the Kalish Law Office would like to advise you that should you need legal help, your consultation awaits you. Call 281-363-3700 to get the details and schedule an appointment.