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During divorce, remember to make your health a priority

Health is a priority for many people in Texas, but when you are going through a particularly stressful time, it is wise to place greater emphasis on your well-being. Divorce, of course, is one of the most stressful times in many people's lives. Not only are you forced to cope with the emotional aspect of ending a relationship, but you also have to deal with the stress of making important decisions that can affect your life long after your divorce is final.

Keeping yourself healthy during divorce is easier said than done, but a recent article published in U.S. News & World Report provides some helpful tips on how to relieve stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

One of the most important ways to promote your well-being during divorce is to find a good support system. Surrounding yourself with friends and family members who care about you helps prevent feelings of isolation that can cause mental health problems. Make sure they are people you trust and can confide in.

Next, take care of your physical health by eating well and exercising. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are age-old recommendations, but their benefits continue to be clear. Stress, depression and other side effects of divorce can cause dramatic shifts in diet and physical activity. Noticing these shifts in yourself and trying to maintain regularity can go a long way toward improving your mood and keeping your body in good condition. 

Finally, stick to a regular schedule as much as possible. Divorce is a major life change, and maintaining some consistency can help you and your children feel stable.

We hope these few tips help you begin to think about how to stay physically and mentally healthy during divorce. Of course, working with an attorney who respects you and advocates for you and your needs can also be helpful for ensuring a smooth transition into your new life.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, "How to Stay Healthy During a Divorce," Kirstin Fawcett, March 26, 2015

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