C is for CONTROL what you can.

divorce and control
CONTROL what you can.

Ask yourself how are you really functioning?

Even though it may feel like you are in a Dark Tunnel…remember that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Take a look at your work, personal life and health.  Any changes needed?

Try not to let yourself get overwhelmed.  Write things down…it will help.

Prioritize what you need to accomplish so you can focus and determine the specific help you need right now to get it done.

Try doing only one thing at a time.

Set aside one day a week to work on divorce matters. Call it your Divorce Work Day.

Remember, the only deadline for your divorce is the one that YOU set.

This is an important decision and you need to know your options.  So do your research and study your alternatives.

Control your reactions and anger. There are going to be so many things that are out of your control like your husband, kids, parents, boss, coworkers and even the dog…so the best you can do is to try and keep yourself under control.

Make an extra effort to take care of yourself.  How you eat, exercise, sleep and work are all really important as your stress level is probably off the chart right now. You can’t take care of everyone and everything else unless you take care of yourself. Remember to breath and take care of YOU.

Repeat to yourself…I can only CONTROL what I have control over.

About Ann Zuraw

Ann Zuraw, the voice behind "Chicks, Chat and Change", is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™).If you have comments on this post contact Ann Zuraw

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