Thursday, April 20, 2023

Juggling Work-Life Balance and a Divorce

Hi all, Happy Thursday. I am very excited today, because, as of yesterday afternoon, I am officially done with law school classes! Next stop, graduation!

This week I want to start a new two-part series: juggling work-life balance and dealing with a legal claim. This week, I want to address juggling work-life balance during and after a divorce proceeding.

1. Let your supervisor know what is going on. Divorces are stressful and very likely to impact many aspects of your life. You don’t have to share every intimate detail, but this way your supervisor will know if you need to take some time away or reduce your workload temporarily.

2. Use a work project as a distraction. Obviously, this will depend on your job and what’s best for you. But, getting involved in a project or assignment at work can help keep your mind off of the stressful life change you are going through and allow you to let your mind drift elsewhere for a bit.

3. Think about your work schedule post-divorce. Especially when children are involved and you are likely going to have a time-sharing agreement, you may want to consider shifting your work schedule (if possible) so that you are working more when the children are not with you and less when they are. It will depend on your job, but taking this into consideration can help maximize time with your children and alleviate some work stress.

4. Don’t forget to practice self-care. This is important in all aspects of life, especially when you are juggling a career and a divorce. You could go on a run before work, take a walk on your lunch break, or take a short vacation to get a change of scenery and a renewed mindset. No matter what you do, you have to remember to put yourself first.

I hope you all found this work-life balance post helpful. While it certainly is a juggling act, it is not one that is impossible to achieve. Remember, it is okay to ask for help, and don’t hesitate to contact our office whenever you have questions or concerns about a divorce or anything else related to your legal claim.


***The thoughts, ideas, and information in this blog do not serve as legal advice of any form. Should you have any questions or legal concerns, please contact our office to set up a free consultation.

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