Take Care Of Your Health While Going Through Divorce During The Holidays


The holidays is a time of stress for many people, but this is especially true of people going through a divorce. As stress builds, health can suffer. This compounds stress and makes the holidays even more difficult. If you're undergoing a divorce at this emotional time of year, these tips will help you manage your health and lessen your stress.

Get Enough Sleep

Given the link between sleep deprivation and depression, getting adequate sleep is very important for your emotional and physical health.

  • Avoid staying out all night at holiday parties. Holiday parties are fun, but know when to call it quits and go home to bed. Before going to any party, set a time when you'll leave.
  • Stick to a sleeping routine. Establish a bedtime and go to bed around the same time every night.
  • Meditate or read before going to sleep. With the holidays underway and divorce on your mind, you may find it difficult to stop your mind from racing as you try to fall asleep. Engaging in mediation or reading a book before bedtime will help you to settle your mind before it's time to go to bed, which may help you fall asleep more quickly. 

Make Time to Exercise

The holidays are a time when exercise routines can fall by the wayside. Not only is the weather outside cold and wet, but between meetings with your divorce lawyer and holiday events to attend, your schedule may be extra full. Still, exercise is important for managing stress and is therefore more important than ever.

Make a firm commitment to maintain your ordinary exercise schedule. Ask a friend or family member to exercise with you--someone who will prevent you from making excuses not to exercise. If possible, get a gym membership that will make it possible to exercise, regardless of the weather outside.

Control Drinking

The holidays are a time of year when alcohol is prevalent at many parties and family events. Given the stress of your divorce, you may be tempted to drink more than is healthy or wise. Excessive drinking can lead to hangovers, difficulty sleeping and drunk driving, which could hurt your court case. Talk to your lawyer, like those at Backus Law Group, about ways to keep your record squeaky clean for the court. Follow these tips to prevent problems.

  • Choose the number of drinks you'll be having before arriving at an event or party. If you think that you'll have a hard time sticking to this number, ask a friend or family member to remind you when you've reached your limit.
  • Go to parties with a designated driver if you do plan to drink to avoid incidents of drunk driving. 

These tips will help you enjoy your holidays, despite the personal circumstances. 


9 December 2014

Every Business Owner Needs to Be Well-versed in Law

While I took a few business classes in college, I left early to start my own business. I thought I had the knowledge I needed to become a great business owner and was eager to start my business. Soon, I had a new business that was actually performing pretty well in sales. Unfortunately, I hadn't taken any law courses in college, and I soon realized I made a few mistakes when starting my business that could cause me some legal trouble. Thankfully, a great business lawyer helped me correct my mistakes before I had any legal problems, but I then decided to take those business law courses. I want to help business owners and anyone else who would like to learn more about the law by starting a blog where I will share what I have learned and will continue to learn. I hope I can help you!