Staying Focused at Work During Your Divorce

Getting divorced is not only a complex legal process, but it is often an emotional minefield. You may feel fine one minute and overwhelmed with a wave of debilitating emotions the next. Unfortunately, if you are trying to remain focused and productive at work, this can derail your day and potentially affect jeopardize your job if it becomes a more regular occurrence. To help you through this difficult time, we compiled a list of tips that will help you stay focused at work.

Getting Through the Workday

No matter what you do for a living, being distracted by your divorce is probably not something you can afford to deal with.

Here are some tips that will help you navigate your workday:

  • Talk to your supervisor: Without discussing any personal details, let your supervisor know that you are going through a divorce. If you think you may need to reduce some of your responsibilities during this time, be honest.
  • Do not reply to divorce-related messages: Unless something is an emergency, it is best not to engage in any messages regarding your divorce during the workday. These details can become incredibly distracting and bring down your whole day. Save these messages for after you clock out of work.
  • Change your workspace: If you work at a desk and have personal items displayed, you may need to make changes, and remove anything that may remind you of your marriage. Replace these items with objects that make you feel calm. What you surround yourself with in your workspace can have a profound effect on your mental health, so choose things that improve productivity.
  • Use your breaks as a chance to reset: If you are having a difficult day, use your break time as a chance to hit the reset button. Go for a walk, sit in your car and listen to music, or watch funny videos on your phone. You can always turn the day around.

Outside of work, make sure you have the support you need to get through this process. Reach out to friends or consider hiring a therapist who can help you work through the emotions you are experiencing.

Discuss the Details of Your Divorce with One of Our Attorneys Today!

If you are ending your marriage, the legal team at Crossman & McNamee, LLC can provide the skilled representation you need to navigate your case and protect your interests. You can rely on us for the personalized attention you deserve.

Reach out to our law office today at (937) 468-3796 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.