We focus heavily on the legal side of divorce: child custody, child support payments, property settlements and other legal ramifications of the dissolution of a marriage. There is no doubt that these things are important, but it is also true that taking care of your physical and emotional health at this time is critical. You simply do not function at peak capacity when you are weighted down with worry and are not taking care of yourself properly.
The Men’s Legal Center understands that divorce is one of the most stressful things you can possibly go through. We also know that it is very common for men in this situation to neglect the important things they need to do to keep themselves functioning at top mental and physical capacity. Here are a few tips from the Men’s Legal Center to help you get through these trying times and protect your physical and mental health.
- Eat properly. Someone once said that if you could bottle divorce and sell it as a diet potion, you would make billions. While this may be an exaggeration, it is very true that many men lose significant amounts of weight from a combination of stress and not eating during this time. Even if you need to lose a few pounds, however, this is not the way to do it! Eat healthy food, even if you have to force yourself to do it. Your body needs energy from wholesome nutrition desperately during this time.
- Exercise. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, nature’s natural calming medication. You will find that if you exercise daily, you will think more clearly and feel better overall. You will probably be less prone to feelings of panic and the outbursts of rage that are so easy to fall into during this time.
- Take your medication. If a doctor has prescribed medication for you, be sure to take it as indicated. Failure to take proper medication can result in serious or even life-threatening health issues.
- Be with uplifting people. Join a club or support group of people who can lift you up and help you feel better about yourself. Do not dwell in negativity; instead, seek out others who can give you the emotional support you need.
The Men’s Legal Center is ready to help you with your divorce issues. Give us a call today.