Divorce-related stress can have a major impact on your capacity to continue to be productive at work. However, since it will take some time before the process is finalized, so it is crucial to find ways to cope with your emotions and frustration until then. With so much on your plate already, the last thing you need is for your personal hardships to seep into your professional life. We have some tips to help get you through it.
Tips to Help Get You Through the Workday
If you are having a difficult time at work because of your divorce, you are not the only one. It is quite common for this process to affect productivity and focus. One thing you might want to consider is telling your boss about your divorce. If nothing else, this process might require you to miss a few days of work to either attend mediation meetings or court. Moreover, if you seem different, your boss will understand why. That said, you should not explain the details of your divorce during this conversation. Keep the conversation professional.
Here are some additional tips that will help you get through your workday:
- Do not tell everyone: Although telling your boss about your divorce is a good idea and might elicit some understanding and compassion, you might not want to tell all of your co-workers about it. If you do, you will inevitably hear about it almost every day since they will likely ask you about its progress and how you are feeling. If you talk about your divorce at work, it will certainly have an impact on your ability to remain focused, so avoid filling everyone in on it.
- Dedicate yourself to your work: Oftentimes, one of the best ways to overcome a particularly tough time is to take on more tasks to keep your mind busy. That does not mean you should neglect your need to heal or reflect on what went wrong. To the contrary, you should absolutely do everything you can to healthily cope with your divorce. However, while you are at work, try to keep your mind tuned into your job to avoid falling behind on your duties.
- Do not respond to divorce-related messages: You probably cannot detach yourself from your phone completely, but you should refrain from responding to any divorce-related messages during the workday. Let your divorce attorney now that you would prefer to communicate after you are off work unless something requires your immediate attention.
- Take a break when you can: Staying focused at work is easier said than done, so if you find yourself thinking about your divorce, take a quick break when you can and try to reset your thoughts. Go for a walk, grab a coffee, or listen to a song you enjoy. It might not seem like much, but sometimes the little things can make a big difference.
Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today!
Divorce is rarely an easy experience for anyone, but it can often be made easier with the skilled legal assistance of an experienced divorce attorney.
If you are going through a divorce, reach out to the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff at (805) 633-4999 to schedule a free consultation.