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Dealing with Mental Fatigue During a New Jersey Divorce

A New Jersey divorce is a complicated legal matter involving difficult issues and a complex judicial process. Moreover, a marriage dissolution proceeding is also an emotionally taxing matter. You are far from being alone if you find yourself experiencing what fairly can be categorized as mental fatigue because of what you are facing as a result of your divorce case. There are some important strategies you should seriously consider employing as a means of aiding you in addressing and combating emotional and mental fatigue arising from the end of your marriage. These include:

  • Reevaluate your diet
  • Reevaluate your fitness or exercise regimen
  • Reduce the number of decisions you make each day
  • Reevaluate your obligations
  • Purposefully take a break
  • Retain the services of a reliable divorce lawyer
Reevaluate Your Diet

Yes, advising you to reevaluate your diet may seem like a patently obvious suggest. Indeed, it may read like something of a cliché. The reality is that in case after case, people involved in a New Jersey marriage dissolution case fail to follow a healthy diet regimen. In fact, more often than not they eat and drink in such a manner that they actually cause themselves harm.

One key element in a divorce diet reevaluation is to be mindful of stress eating. Many individuals involved in marriage dissolution cases stress eat. Some individuals literally stress eat with abandon. You can be more mindful of what you eat and avoid stress eating (at least some of the time) by maintaining a food log. There are useful, user-friendly apps available for your smartphone that allow you to undertake this task daily with the expenditure of only a small amount of time.

Because the need for a well-balanced diet to prevent mental fatigue is crucial, consider consulting with your primary care physician or a nutritionist in order to ascertain a regimen that makes the most sense for you. A professional consultation of this nature is worth your time and what likely will be a marginal expense to you, if not covered as preventative care if you are insured.

Reevaluate Your Fitness of Exercise Regimen

On a related note, in order to prevent mental fatigue during a divorce, reconsider your fitness regimen. If you really do not have one, you do not need to run out and get a gym membership. Rather, you can reduce stress and the risk of mental fatigue by doing something as simple as walking on a regular basis. A brisk 20-minute walk can be highly beneficial, according to the team at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

Reduce the Number of Decisions You Make Each Day

The act of making decisions can be emotionally taxing. Decision-making can be tiring. When in the midst of a divorce, try to lessen the number of (more stressful) decisions you find yourself making each day.

The reality is that some of the most stressful decisions you may face while in the process of a New Jersey divorce are those associated with your case. You can eliminate some of the decision-making stress by engaging the services of an experienced attorney (which is discussed in greater detail in a moment).

Reevaluate Your Obligations

No matter how diligent you are with your diet, exercise, and other matters, you may still experience mental fatigue if you don’t reduce (at least so some degree) activities and obligations. You may need to retreat from some of your traditional involvements to protect your mental and physical wellbeing during a divorce.

Purposefully Take a Break

On a related note, take planned, purposeful breaks throughout the day. Consider scheduling specific break times on your daily calendar like you would a meeting. Taking this approach serves to provide you a reward for marshaling through the day as well as necessary and consistent down time.

Retain the Services of a Reliable New Jersey Divorce Lawyer

Finally, you can markedly reduce mental fatigue, stress, and other negative issues that can arise during a divorce by retaining the services of a skilled New Jersey divorce attorney like a member of the legal team at Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. You can reach our offices any time that is convenient for you by calling (201) 845-7400. There is no charge for an initial consultation.

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