Maintaining Your Career During Divorce
Going through divorce is often easier said than done. Not many people understand what it feels like to emotionally detach from someone while maintaining a full-time career and a work life balance. It can be very hard without proper help and support. Here are some tips on how to keep your career a float when your emotions try to take over.
Remember the buddy system back in grade school? Well this is the perfect time to re-live your youth. Always keep a friend close by in the event you need to talk or hit happy hour. Women often need to vent and by hanging out with your girlfriends, you will not feel resentment or the need to hold back. Always make sure to have someone who understands your warning signs that lead to when something is wrong; let them be there to help you. If you don’t, you will transfer that pain over into your career and your career will suffer, not your ex.
When to Ask for Help
No one is perfect. Chances are everyone you meet has been through something in their life. The older we get the more wisdom we collect. Network with other women going through divorce and know when to ask for help. Join online forums, comment on article posts, and stay active with an online community. By doing so you are putting yourself in control and you can decide when to reach out and when to suppress your emotions and focus on work. This is critical for women in their early career stages. However, it still pertains to women of all ages.
Start a Hobby
To better help you with your work life balance, in turn, taking the focus off your divorce, start a new hobby. Once again, this can be online or at a local gym. Get active and voice your opinion. If you are shy then stick to activities with less people. If you like being the center of attention then hit the local dance club and let it all out. The most important thing here is to take your mind off the divorce and save your energy for your career.