When you think of October, you may think of spooky season and all things Halloween. However, October is also National Emotional Wellness Month.
So, what is National Emotional Wellness Month? Emotional wellness is our ability to process feelings in a healthy, positive way and manage the stress of everyday life.
It is normal to have bad days; however, when we are emotionally healthy, we generally make good life choices. We have positive relationships with our friends, family members, significant others, and colleagues, and we can also achieve the goals we set for ourselves.
“Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’ but a way of living – a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever.”
– Greg Anderson
Emotional wellness and divorce
However, when you are experiencing the emotional stress of deciding to get a divorce or going through a divorce, it can lead you into a state of depression, sadness, anger, and the uneasy feeling of what to do next and how to move forward with your life.
It is at times like this that your emotional health is so important. It is essential that you have support and the proper tools so that you can rebuild your life and move in a positive direction.
Emotional wellness: Support and tools to help you through your divorce
First and foremost, it is so crucial that you have emotional support during and after your divorce. One of the things you can do to help you through the stress and emotions of your divorce is to find a therapist to help you work through all the emotional complexities of your divorce.
It can be challenging for some to seek a therapist because there is, unfortunately, a stigma around therapy. However, our Texas family law firm really believes in breaking down that stigma and helping our clients navigate through their divorce with the help of therapy.
Therapy can help you;
- Understand the reason(s) why you wanted to file for a divorce
- Pinpoint where your sadness, hurt, or anger comes from with your ex-spouse
- Give you the tools to reorganize your life
- Figure out your new priorities
- Set new goals for yourself
- Give you the tools to help you emotionally heal from your divorce
- Help you feel more confident in moving forward
Along with your therapist, an experienced Texas divorce attorney will also give you the tools to be more confident in your divorce filings and court proceedings related to your divorce.
Another option to help your emotional wellness during your divorce is joining a support group. There are many divorce support groups that both your therapist and your divorce attorney can help you join.
As you navigate your divorce, take the time to continue working on your self-care. This includes things such as;
- Yoga, meditation, and exercise. All three components do wonders for reducing your stress.
- Spending time with friends and family members
- Taking time to relax and do things that you enjoy
- Journaling or self-reflecting
- Have a healthy work-life balance
- Remember to give yourself a break and take one day at a time
“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
– Eleanor Brown
Working with a trusted Texas divorce attorney
No matter where you are in the process, having someone help you through these life-altering changes can benefit you and your family. We know several therapists who we trust and would be happy to help you set up your first appointment.
C.E. Borman & Associates is an American Lawyer Top 100 Law Firm.
C.E. Borman & Associates have served the Brazos Valley for over 20 years. Our attorneys and legal staff are committed to straight talk and honest advice.
We provide exceptional value to our clients and often make life-long, remarkable changes that benefit future generations. Contact us if you need a divorce or family law attorney. Call (979) 846-4090.