Staying Focused at Work During Your Divorce

Getting a divorce is an emotionally draining experience that takes a toll on a family. If you have a job, staying focused during the workday is likely a challenge and, as your case progresses, it may become increasingly difficult to maintain productivity. To assist you during this difficult time, we compiled a list of tips that may help you get through each workday with greater ease.

Tips to Get Through the Workday

Although it might seem too personal a matter to address with your supervisor, it would be helpful to have a discussion and explain how your divorce may potentially impact your workflow or schedule. You do not need to dive into any of the personal details, such as why your marriage is ending or who is responsible for it. If you are aware of any upcoming court dates or mediation sessions, let your supervisor know. Any details you can provide that relate to your work will be helpful.

When it comes to discussing the matter with your co-workers, you should be more selective. The more people you tell at work, the more likely it is you will be asked about it, which can make it difficult to focus on your duties. Your co-workers may mean well, but being questioned about your divorce while you are trying to remain focused will derail your day.

Here are some additional tips that will help you stay focused at work:

  • Reach out for support outside of work. The more outlets you have to rely on, the less stressed you will be at work, making it easy to keep your attention on your daily tasks.
  • Invest time and effort in maintaining your health. Try to exercise regularly, eat well, and get enough rest.
  • Let your attorney know that you would like to limit communicating about your divorce during the day, unless it is an emergency or time-sensitive matter. One bad text, email, or phone call can disrupt your level of productivity.
  • Take your allotted breaks. Going for a walk, taking ten minutes to get a cup of coffee, or even just sitting in your car to listen to some music can all help you relax and reset your mind, so you can go on with the day.

Schedule a Consultation with a Compassionate Family Law Attorney Today!

Staying focused on your work duties can be challenging during a divorce. Hiring knowledgeable representation can help make your life easier, so reach out to the legal team at the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C. for the experienced advice you need.

Call our law office today at (516) 514-3868 to set up an initial consultation to discuss your case.