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Mindful divorce: staying mentally centered throughout the process

On Behalf of | Jan 8, 2018 | Divorce |

Marriage involves merging expectations, hopes, and life plans into one inextricable pairing. Divorce, on the other hand, involves breaking apart those hopes and plans for the future. Moreover, divorce places the emotions of the heart at risk.

For many people experiencing divorce, the heartache and distress equal a grieving process felt in times of bereavement. The intensity of loss, revolving questions, and an unclear future all contribute to the steep journey of healing.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is about focusing on the present. It involves experiencing the moment entirely as it happens. No more mental energy placed on the regrets of the past or the anxieties of the future. So, how do you face an overwhelming present reality? Frankly, you go through it. You feel it. You embrace yourself and your pain with an attitude of compassion and forgiveness. Beyond the demands of an ongoing schedule, make time to center yourself. Create an inner space dedicated to feeling at peace, free of judgment and criticism. Afterwards, you may discover a resurgence of strength and clarity for the issues you face thereafter.

Choosing mindfulness and seeking support

As difficult as it may be, choosing to have a mindful divorce can greatly help you emerge from the ordeal intact. Writing down your emotions puts your thoughts outside the walls of your mind, where they can easily ruminate too much.

Staying in communication with not just a lawyer, but also a psychologist and community support groups offers support and stability during a time of personal chaos. Habits that help you stay mentally healthy benefits everyone connected to your life.

What are some mindful habits you have adopted to heal during or after a divorce?