Divorce is a difficult process that takes a toll on you both mentally and physically. To avoid burning out from all the stress, you need to find ways to relieve it.
In the public imagination, “self-care” has come to mean spending a lot of money on shopping or spa treatments. However, because of the close examination that your finances go through during a divorce, spending a lot of money at this juncture is not a good idea. It is not necessary anyway. Psychology Today describes several ways that you can take care of your physical and mental health during divorce while spending little, if any, money.
Establish a regular sleep schedule
Sleep is the way that your body recovers from your daily activities. If you do not get enough sleep, your body does not have time to recover. As a result, you may not have physical resources to draw from when you need them. Sleep deprivation also affects your decision-making ability.
Creating a sleep schedule helps you get a greater quantity and quality of rest. Choose a time each night that you will go to sleep and set an alarm so you wake up at the same time each morning.
Schedule time for yourself
You need to decompress by doing the things you enjoy, but if you wait until you fulfill all your other obligations, you may not ever find the time. Schedule at least an hour a day or several hours per week during which you turn off all devices, put all responsibilities on hold and focus all your attention on doing something that is fun for you.
Remember that it is okay to ask for help when you need it. For example, if emotional issues that arise during the divorce seem overwhelming, you can talk to a therapist.