Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences a woman can go through in her life. It is often a time of great stress and upheaval, and it can be hard to know how to take care of yourself. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 self-care tips for women going through a divorce. These tips can help you manage your stress levels, stay positive, and take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Tip #1 –  Get Plenty of Rest

During this stressful time, it is important to get plenty of rest. Even though it may be difficult, try to go to bed at a reasonable hour and get at least try eight hours of sleep each night. If you can, take a nap during the day as well and most importantly do not feel guilty for doing so.

Tip #2 – Eat Healthy Foods

While it is very easy to turn to comfort food during this difficult time, eating healthy foods will help your body stay healthy and cope with the stress.   Make sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods and sugary snacks.  If you do indulge on occasion, don’t beat yourself up.  Just do better at the next meal.

Tip #3  – Exercise

Exercise is a great way to reduce stress levels and improve your overall health. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. This can be something as simple as a brisk walk around the block.

Tip #4  – Take Time for Yourself

It is important to take some time each day to do something that you enjoy. This can be reading, taking a bubble bath, talking on the phone with a friend or going for a walk in nature. Take some time for yourself and do something you enjoy; it will help you to relax and rejuvenate.

Tip #5  – Connect with someone who understands and can support you.

During this time, talking to someone who understands what you are going through can be extremely helpful. If you have a trusted friend or family member who makes you feel supported without judgment, confide in them.  If not, schedule an initial consult with a Divorce Coach, they are there to support you.   If you want to share what you are going through with your friend and family, do so.  If you want to keep it private and just have one or two trust people for support, that is ok too.  Do what is best for you. You do not have to go through this alone.

Tip #6  – Seek Professional Help

If you are having difficulty coping with your divorce, seek professional help from a divorce coach or therapist.  This can be an invaluable, confidential resource during this difficult time.

Tip #7  – Join a Support Group

Joining a support group for women going through divorce can be very beneficial. This is a great way to meet other women who are going through the same thing as you and to get support and advice from them.

Tip #8  – Take a Break from the News

With all that is going on in the world, it can be very stressful to keep up with the news. If you find yourself getting anxious or stressed out by the news, take a break from it.  You don’t need the added stress.

Tip #9  – Avoid Alcohol and Drugs

While a glass of wine or a drink with friends every now and again may be ok, It is important to avoid using alcohol and drugs as a way to self-medicate or cope with your divorce. These substances will only make things worse in the long run. If you find that you are struggling with substance abuse, seek professional help.  You are worth it.

Tip #10 –  Seek Legal Help

If you are going through a divorce, you may  to seek legal help and get advice before making any decision. This will ensure that your rights are protected and will allow you to make informed decisions about your future.

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and stressful experience. However, by following these self-care tips, you can help to make it a little easier on yourself. Take care of yourself during this time and remember that things will eventually get better.  And remember you do not have to go through this alone.  Call or email me to schedule your no cost consultation.  916-616-6191 or Lspiers19@yahoo.com