After an Arizona divorce, the time coming up to the holidays or other important occasions can be filled with stress and uncertainty. Whether your divorce is final or still being sorted out, it's almost guaranteed you'll have some conflicted emotions, some wrecked plans, some hair-tearing frustration, and times when you feel down. As Phoenix family law attorneys, we know it's not easy to make the transition to your newly single life when everyone else seems to be happily spending time with friends and family, but it won't always feel this way. One of the best ways to cope after an Arizona divorce is to make a conscious effort to reduce stress:
- Exercise, and eat well.
- Try relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing.
- Don't try to drown stress in alcohol, drugs, or other unhealthy behaviors.
- Schedule time for yourself.
- Spend time with supportive friends and family.
- Try to get enough sleep.
- Keep a personal journal.
If these tactics don't sound good, spend a little time thinking about what makes you feel relaxed and in control, and then make a plan to do it. When you are able to relax a little, you're better able to approach the divorce transition with perspective and an open mind. If you need any help with Arizona parenting time, custody, or divorce questions, speak with one our friendly Phoenix divorce lawyers today at 1-888-929-5292. We'd also like you to look over a free copy of our book, Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.