Going through the divorce process can take a heavy toll on all aspects of life, including your work life. While this is true no matter where you are at in your career, the effects of divorce on high-level professionals can be especially profound.
In your role, you need to be able to focus, make timely decisions, be able to lead and meet deadlines–this never stops.
If you’re dealing with a divorce, it can affect your ability to focus, your confidence, and your decision-making skills, which can negatively impact your work. If you are a professional – whether a C-suite executive, manager, partner, business owner, entrepreneur, surgeon, etc. – you can’t afford downtime at work. It is imperative to” keep your head in the game,” or else your business or career will suffer.
High-level professionals already have many demands placed on them at the office, and often experience elevated levels of stress and anxiety as a result. Going through the divorce process only makes things more challenging.
If you don’t want divorce to get in the way of your success, here are a few strategies you should implement:
- Practice self-care – It’s essential to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally when you’re going through a divorce. And guys, don’t be put off by the notion of self-care – it’s just as important for men as it is for women. Regular exercise, a well-balanced diet, meditation, regular sleep, massage – these are all healthy practices that can be incorporated into your daily and weekly routines to help you feel better and function optimally.
- Keep your personal and professional life separate – This is easier said than done, but it’s vital to keep your personal life out of the office as much as possible. Doing so will help to cut down on office gossip, and will keep your divorce from affecting your work life too much.
- Get help – Talking to a divorce coach or therapist experienced in dealing with divorce can help you get through the pain of divorce and move forward so you can be focused, productive, and empowered in all areas of your life. An experienced professional can provide you with the tools, skills, and support you need to learn and grow through this life-altering experience.
Here at CEO Divorce Coach, we specialize in helping professionals in highly-demanding careers rebuild their lives during and after divorce. By working with Coach Nick Meima and in our proven, personalized 12-week program, you’ll gain control over your life and keep your divorce from adversely affecting your career.