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Separation & Divorce by MacLean Family Law

5 Ways To Reduce Divorce Separation Stress strategies will help you and your children move forward successfully as winners after family separation. In today’s blog senior paralegal, Candice Pappenberger explains the ways you can move forward without getting trapped in the “blame game” or getting stuck feeling sorry for your self. Our top-rated* MacLean Law lawyers have years of combined experience in complex high net worth and high conflict family law cases and we can guide you to a safe place for you and your children. Our senior family lawyers handle the most difficult financial and child parenting time cases and can help you avoid mistakes.

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It is always important to take care of yourself, but this is especially true when you are going through a stressful situation like a divorce, high net worth separation or a child custody battle.MacLean Law has 6 offices across BC and in Calgary Alberta. We hope this blog on 5 Ways To Reduce Divorce Separation Stress helps you and your family move forward as winners.

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We all know the typical ways to take care of yourself (eating right, exercise, drink lots of water, etc.), but here are 5 creative ways that may be of benefit to you as well:

  1. Meditation/Mindfulness/Mediation

“An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation”

-Joseph Grynbaum

Even just 10-20 minutes every morning to sit in silence and focus on your breathing or to set your intentions for the day will have a huge impact on your day in a positive way.  When we are mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable, we are better able to handle stressful situations; we become more motivated, creative, resilient and better problem solvers.

Using alternative “no court” alternative dispute resolution strategies and help solve separation disputes promptly and in a way that allows you to retain some control over the process.

  1. Social Connections

“Evidence shows that having even weak social connections in a stressful situation is really good for your health and your ability to handle that situation”

-Jane McGonigal

Spend some time with family and friends. Sometimes clients may feel isolated and alone when going through a family law matter, but it is important to stay connected with friends and loved ones who support you.   These people will help nurture you and keep you moving forward in the right direction. Just make sure that these people are positive and bring you up instead of dragging you down.

  1. Getting Out Into Nature

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks”

-John Muir

Spending time outdoors and getting fresh air is great for your mental health and reduces anxiety, increases alertness, elevates your mood and is great way to increase your Vitamin D intake!  Going for a bike ride, a fun hike, enjoying a leisurely walk in the park or even just getting out in your backyard or going for a walk around your block has great health benefits and helps reduces stress.

  1. Make Time for Yourself

“The most important time in the world is the time you make for yourself”

-author unknown

You may feel that all of your time is being spent taking care of others or working hard to support your family, but it is also important to take time out for yourself to do something that you enjoy. Whether it is going for a massage, taking a bubble bath, staring a new project, or simply taking time to read an enjoyable book that you have been putting off.  When you carve time out for yourself, everyone around you benefits from the more relaxed you. Win win!

  1. Start a Daily Gratitude Journal

“When I stared counting my blessings, my whole life turned around”

-Willie Nelson

Even during the most trying times in your life, when you write down what you are grateful for now and by focusing on the positive things in your life, multiple studies have shown a link between gratitude and well-being including impressive benefits for better sleep, reduced stress and depression, and increased happiness. Grateful people also have been shown to have reduced aggression and enhanced empathy. Try writing down 3 to 10 things each day that you are grateful for and see how this practice can transform your life for the better!

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  1. Hire a Professional

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”

-Red Adair

Hiring an experienced family law lawyer like the professionals at MacLean Law will save you countless hours of navigating through the legal system alone and can actually save you a lot of money in the long run by taking the right steps the first time and by getting you the proper amounts of support and property division that you may not have known you were entitled to otherwise. Knowing that you have an expert on your side will also help reduce the amount of stress in your life and will allow you to move forward in your life in a more positive way and allow you to focus on what is truly important to you.

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Our 5 Ways To Reduce Divorce Separation Stress tips help you deal with the pressures of a family break up but having one of our senior family lawyer on your side can help guide you to a successful outcome while letting you focus on yourself and your children remaining healthy. For more free tips on reducing separation stress check out this HuffPost article.

We hope these 5 Ways To Reduce Divorce Separation Stress work for you and your family.

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