One thing that people often let fall by the wayside during divorce is their own self-care. You feel overwhelmed already and have trouble just keeping your head above water, and yet this is when self-care is the most crucial. If it’s hard to handle what’s happening in your life, it’s exponentially harder if you’re not taking care of yourself.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to see how you’re doing with your self-care.
getting enough sleep so you can think clearly and function effectively?
eating nourishing foods to give you energy and keep your immune system strong?
taking a little time to yourself to process what’s going on and allow yourself to feel and express all the emotions that come up?
asking for help if you need it?
moving your body regularly or getting out in nature?
doing something that’s fun or makes you laugh on a regular basis?
If you’re not doing these things, please take some time to look at your schedule and how you can incorporate these actions into your everyday life. They don’t have to take a lot of time, but they can make a world of difference in how you’re feeling and how you’re coping with all the challenges in your life right now.