Your mind is constantly busy, bouncing from one idea to another.
This is particularly true during traumatic events like divorce. Thoughts about the situation can keep circling in your head, increasing worry and anxiety. In addition, the burden of balancing your feelings while adjusting to the realities of moving, budgeting, seeing your children less often, and living alone can be immense. Therefore, you must learn good coping skills. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy solution: meditation.
Meditation is a beautiful practice and an excellent tool for coping with divorce-related stress. An expanding collection of clinical studies shows that meditation helps lower anxiety, fear, sadness, stress, etc. In addition, regularly meditating has several advantages, including improved coping skills and overall health.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is a series of techniques designed to calm the mind and achieve a state of heightened awareness. The goal is to acknowledge and accept feelings and thoughts without judgment. As you do, your mind will begin to calm and eventually grow still. With practice, you will find inner serenity amid chaos. The best way to understand it is to do it.
How Meditation Helps You Deal with Divorce
As the divorce process begins, you may feel that your assets, finances, children and mental health are at stake. So naturally, it is easy to feel out of control as your thoughts take over. Unfortunately, habitual thinking can lead to mental health disorders and toxic (self-destructive) behaviors.
Meditation helps you deal with a rummaging mind before it becomes habitual thinking. The idea is to engage with reason, not emotion. If you meditate regularly, you begin to focus on living your best life instead of worrying about your problems. You can end this lousy chapter and move on to a better one.
The Benefits of Meditation During Divorce
The most significant benefits of meditating during divorce include regaining your mental and emotional control, relaxation, and increased focus. In addition, you can use meditative techniques to react proactively (versus reactively) to developments, overcome challenging divorce-related emotions, recognize the source of emotional triggers and avoid taking the words and actions of others personally.
You will start to see the benefits of mindful meditation soon as you dive deeper into training your mind and body. You will find you can cope better in stressful times. The benefits will carry through to all aspects of your life.
The legal team at Lake Harriet Law Office in Minneapolis cares about your well-being through these trying times. We provide exceptional legal representation and specialize in Family Law and Divorce so that you have one less concern moving forward. To schedule a consultation, please contact us:
Randall A. Smith – Managing Attorney 612-750-4843
Lottie James – Student Attorney 612-223-8925
Claire Paulsen – Student Attorney 612-223-8925
Becca Favre – Student Attorney 612-223-8925
Madeline Woodward – Student Attorney 612-223-8925