Retaining focus at work during your divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 17, 2021 | Divorce

Keeping your divorce from derailing your career requires you to set boundaries. Retaining your focus even when your personal life is less-than-ideal can help you to continually prepare for your future despite the current uncertainty.  

Because divorce is such an extreme life event, maintaining stability elsewhere can help you to cope more effectively. Your career can provide you with an outlet to think about things and work on projects unrelated to your divorce. 

Prioritize self-care

When you spend adequate time taking care of your personal needs, you may feel more energy, motivation and patience. These qualities can help you to excel in the areas of your life that you find important. During your divorce, do your best to maintain a stable routine of self-care. Some of the things you can do include the following: 

  • Socialize with friends 
  • Get enough rest 
  • Eat a balanced diet 
  • Stay active 
  • Journal 
  • Work with a therapist 

Each of these suggestions can help you fulfill your personal needs so when you arrive at work you feel ready to tackle the day. Setting boundaries is equally as important to your self-care. According to 425 Business, notify your boss or HR department of your situation. You may decide to modify deadlines or reduce appointments temporarily as you adjust to your new circumstances.  

Find reliable support

Maintaining a career during a life-altering crisis can create stress and uncertainty. Confide in close family and friends and request their support. Verbalize your needs and do not feel afraid to ask for help. Professional counselors or even personal mentors can provide substantial support as you navigate your emotions and seek clarity.  

With adequate support and consistent effort to meet your basic needs, you may effectively lessen the impact of divorce on your career. Keeping the two events separate can help you to continue planning for your future so you can reach your goals and experience continued success.