Focusing on much of anything when you feel the weight of your divorce can seem impossible at times. Managing your career on top of dealing with the aftermath of an ending relationship can prove particularly challenging.
Staying on track at work can help you retain control over your future despite the uncertainty you may feel in your private life. Knowing how to effectively balance your personal strife with your professional responsibilities may ease the burden you feel.
Controlling your emotions
Your emotions can significantly impact your ability to focus, solve problems and respond to inquiries. Your job most likely requires you to accomplish these tasks and more. Learning to control your emotions can facilitate your productivity and success in the workplace. According to Psychology Today, the emotional recovery of your divorce could stretch months or even years. The sooner you understand how to respond to your feelings, the faster you can move on with your life.
One suggestion is to implement therapy into your routine. Working with a licensed therapist allows you the opportunity to discover the root cause of certain emotions and learn ways to cope with them. You may receive insight into how to prevent strong feelings from interfering with your job. Another suggestion is to briefly disclose your situation to your boss which may give you some flexibility if a divorce-related issue arises.
Separating your thoughts
One particularly helpful way to avoid distraction at work is to set aside specific time to address your divorce. You can politely inform your legal team, as well as your ex’s legal team of the hours you have to discuss your case. This way, during work hours you can reduce the risks of a triggering phone call, email or other correspondence from disrupting your productivity.
Even though an ending marriage significantly impacts your life, you can prevent it from jeopardizing your career. Your commitment to continual professional progress can propel you into a bright and successful future.