Sometimes dealing with everyday stresses can put you in a funk. When big
issues, like a pending divorce, or issues with child support are piled
onto the stress of the day, you can easily become anxious and overwhelmed.
The good news is that there are proven ways you can help yourself.
Courtney Howard, a Certified Life Coach at The Law Collaborative, provides
helpful tips on how to deal with stress. In her article, “Why You
Shouldn’t Feel Guilty for a Little ‘Me’ Time”
she addresses these issues head on. She notes that stress can be laced
in everyday activity, slowly building up over time and leading to imbalance
and frustration. When everyday stresses are weighing heavily on your shoulders,
remember to take care of yourself and make time to decompress.
When you are about to tackle another day of stress, it is helpful to center
yourself. You can do this by leaving a space in your day that is focused
on you. Practicing self-care is imperative for your mental and physical
balance and can help you handle the issues at hand with a more strengthened
spirit. Think about what you enjoy. Whether it is practicing yoga before
the start of your day, lighting candles and reading a book, taking a bath,
journaling, or cooking a nice meal, do not be afraid to indulge in “me” time.
When you take time for yourself, it is not a selfish act, but a necessity
for caring for your wellbeing and happiness. When you care for yourself,
you can better care for others and handle everyday stress more sufficiently.
Neglecting to practice self-care and mindfulness may lead to unhealthy
Utilizing a Simple Exercise of Mindfulness
When you begin feeling overwhelmed and like you are sinking deeper into
a consuming pool of stress, Courtney Howard advises to simply STOP and
follow this quick exercise.
Stop what you are currently doing.
Take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
Observe what you’re feeling and thinking.
Proceed with your day.
When you utilize this simple exercise, it can help bring your awareness
back to the present. Through this reflection, your life is put into perspective,
helping you release negativity and replace it with gratefulness and motivation.
Taking time to refocuse your mind can help you find peace in day-to-day
life, even amidst stressful times.
If you are facing stressful family law
, feel free to
to the Center for Mediated Divorce for guidance from a compassionate Irvine
divorce attorney. Besides being very good listeners, we can help you unwind
the tight ball of stressful tension and help you consider ways of proceeding
positively. Attorney Judy Williams is a certified expert who will keep
helpful & constructive communication going between spouses, even in
very difficult situations.