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4 Ways to Reduce Divorce Stress

Even when a divorce is for your family’s benefit, it can be a stressful time. During mediation, between court dates, and while you’re working on figuring out the next phase of your life, there are a few ways you can reduce your stress during a divorce. Here are some tried and true methods to help alleviate stress while you’re going through a divorce. 

Stay Active

It can be easy to fall into a funk after going through a significant life change, but it’s vital to your health to stay active. Physical exercise helps release the body’s feel-good hormones called endorphins. Jog, run, walk, bike, swim – whatever will keep you moving every day. Even when you don’t feel like it, staying active is cumulative, so the more you do it, the more you build the new habit. 


The message of self-care has been watered down over the last few years. What we might think of now when we hear the phrase is taking a bubble bath while drinking a glass of wine, but that’s not entirely accurate. Self-care is what you do to stay on top of your mental, emotional, and physical health. It can include taking time out just for yourself, but it can also mean seeking medical attention when you need it. 

Return to Hobbies

Sometimes, in marriages, people let go of some hobbies from before they were in a relationship. It can be a natural progression, and it’s not bad, but now is a great time to dive back in. What is something you did before you were married that you would love to do again? Anything from skiing to woodworking, hiking to boating, or drawing to home brewing can all open up a whole world of interest and engagement again. 

Seek Community 

The single most important thing to know throughout this experience is that you don’t have to go through it alone. You can rely on your friends and family for support, but don’t forget that professionals are available and trained to help you make sense of everything you’re going through. You can also find community through your hobbies again to make new friends. 

Do you want to keep your divorce as stress-free as possible?  

We are Georgia divorce and child custody attorneys. This is all we have done since 1995. We can help. If you need help or have any questions, we would be happy to speak with you via email, text, or phone. Check us out at

Scott Shaw
Shaw Law Firm, PC
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