Divorce can impact multiple areas of your life – including your finances, your personal relationships, your physical and emotional health and your career. Knowing how to mitigate these effects can help you to face your challenges with confidence.
Being able to maintain your career and stay focused at work is paramount to your future success.
Commit to moving on
Regardless of the length of your marriage, the changes in your relationship may cause every area of your life to feel unnatural. Transitioning back to independence may bring challenges of its own. One of the stages you will go through as you react to the major changes in your life is the adjustment phase.
During the period of adjustment, one of the best ways you can manage change is to accept your new normal and commit to moving forward with your life. Switch your thinking from what you have lost to the opportunities your future holds.
Envision your future
As you cope with your divorce, you may benefit from prioritizing self-care. One way to do something for yourself is to pursue a hobby or learn a new skill. During this time, you may consider revisiting your career aspirations. Some examples of things you can do include the following:
- Work with a mentor to improve your competencies
- Acquire a new certification
- Participate in work-related educational courses
- Network with like-minded professionals
- Assess growth opportunities within your industry
Setting new goals for your future can shift your concerns about your personal challenges to the promise of your future. As you take time to feel and process your emotions, you can facilitate sustainable growth both personally and professionally.