Keeping your divorce out of your work and career

When you and your spouse are going through a divorce in California, it can be next to impossible to keep your thoughts from wandering to your failed relationship during the day. While it is good to give yourself time to feel your emotions, allowing your thoughts to creep into your work can cause you to become distracted and less able to be efficient and focused in your career. At De Ita, Lowe & Wald, LLP, we have helped many people to finalize their divorce as quickly as possible. 

Your career is an integral part of your life and now more than ever, it is crucial that you maintain as much stability as you can with the drastic changes in your personal life. Maintaining a reliable and steady income may allow you to begin preparing for your future and rebuilding financial assets that you may have had to split during divorce proceedings. 

According to Business Insider, as soon as you find your mind wandering to thoughts about your divorce while you are at work, take a minute to walk away and regain your focus. Taking a moment of quiet may help you to reestablish your priorities. Another suggestion is to avoid sharing the details of your divorce with all of your coworkers. The more people who know, the more opinions you may hear and the more stressed you may become. Find a way to manage communications that allow you to avoid any divorce-related communication during work hours. Finally, consider forming a response in your head that answers people’s questions without getting into too much detail. Having a prepared answer may save you the awkwardness of trying to think of something to say with someone else looking you directly in the eye. 

Understanding how to best keep your divorce from leaking into your professional career is essential to help you maintain your reputation and focus when you are at work. For more information about divorce, visit our web page. 

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