Once you’ve decided to divorce, there are many steps that need to be taken: papers to sign, assets to divide, attorneys and financial planners to consult. However, it is important to remember as the dust settles and things get sorted out that you need to take care of yourself. Practicing exercises and adopting habits that promote self-care and mindfulness can help.
Mindfulness describes the practice of putting yourself first and making time to reflect and focus on your priorities. Whether it’s focusing on a mantra when you feel overwhelmed or journaling about your experiences and feelings, mindfulness is a tool that can help you come to terms with what has happened, appreciate what you have and shape your future. These skills are always useful but especially when going through a major disruption in life like divorce.
The awareness of and interest in mindfulness has grown in recent years. In both personal and corporate settings, it is practiced as a way to help focus on the “big picture” when situations become stressful or overwhelming. These tips provide simple, actionable ways you can bring mindfulness into your life. The benefits of focusing on your own well-being and health will help you become and remain mentally and emotionally balanced in the chaos of divorce. Here are ten ways to start your journey to mindfulness.