When you are at the end of a relationship and have separated, life can feel incredibly unbalanced. You are dealing with the emotions of the break up, the change in your daily routines and living situation, and uncertainty for the future. There is no conceivable way that you are at your best. This is an unfortunate collateral effect that can impact the hard work and dedication you have put into building your career.
Remain Connected with Your Career
While taking care of your mental health is an essential part of moving forward, so is maintaining your career and your professional reputation. Therefore, even if you feel yourself just going through the motions, consider implementing the following ideas into your work life.
- When given the opportunity, make sure that you take steps to say thank you to a supportive boss, and to let your boss know that you remain committed to your work. In addition, clearly communicate with your boss and provide notice about when you need to take leave.
- While you may feel unmotivated and low, take some time to reflect on your education, your career, and your accomplishments. Try this when you are driving to work. Remember how you got to where you are and your motivations in doing so.
- Accomplish a few, simple tasks as soon as you get to work. This quick start will give you some momentum to build on throughout your workday.
- Keep your commitments. If you begin showing up late, leaving early, taking excessive breaks, and letting your job performance slide, your coworkers will quickly take notice. Religiously maintain your calendar and sync it to your personal phone. Further, calendar alerts and notifications are your friend.
You will weather this storm, so long as you remain mindful of how your job provides you additional purpose, money, and livelihood.
New Direction Family Law
Separations and divorces are seismic events in people’s lives. At New Direction Family Law, we have seen first hand the effect that this major life event can have on people. Fortunately, we have also seen many clients move into their future with confidence following the legal resolution of their divorce. If you are interested in a divorce or your spouse intends to seek a divorce, you need legal representation. Let us help you. Our legal team proudly represents clients in Wake, Johnston, Durham and surrounding counties. Call New Direction Family Law at (919) 719-3470 to schedule an appointment or reach us online through our website.
Carly G. Baker
New Direction Family Law