When you are going through a divorce, life changes. The things you used to do as a matter of course may no longer have a place in your life. Obligations you once didn’t have now become important. As your divorce case moves forward, your work life can suffer. Here are some tips as you adjust to your “new normal.”
Reconfigure Your Work Routine
Once separated, you may have a different schedule for picking up the children after school or at daycare. This may impact how late you can stay at night, or how early you can get there in the morning. Take some time to review your parenting time schedule, and plan accordingly. Particularly in the beginning, when the routine is new, organization and planning are critical. Even if you don’t have children, taking a look at your work routine is a good idea. While spending 12 to 14 hours a day at the office reduces the amount of time you spend alone in an empty house, overextending yourself at work will only lead to crashing and burning later.
Give Your Office a Make Over
Give your office a fresh start. First, remove photos or art that now are a source of painful feelings. You don’t have to toss that photo of you and your spouse on your honeymoon. However, now might be the time to put that photo in a closet somewhere and replace it with a meditation verse or a photo of you and the kids. Giving your office the ceremonial “once over” signals a fresh start. Consider adding a new piece of art work or moving the desk to a new location.
Consider Talking to Your Boss
When people are preoccupied, their ability to produce quality work product goes down. If you find yourself dropping the ball, missing meetings, or daydreaming about something divorce related to the point that it impacts your productivity, consider talking to your boss. Many people are hesitant to have a conversation with their supervisor about something as personal as their divorce. However, letting your boss know you are going through a difficult time can actually help make things better at work. A boss who understands changing child custody schedules and emotional challenges is likely to be far more patient than one who knows something is going on, but doesn’t really have a clue what, exactly, is going on.
If you are considering a divorce, consider the law firm of Eric C. Cheshire, P.A. Eric Cheshire is an experienced divorce and family attorney who believes that every client is unique. Rather than use a formulaic approach to divorcing clients, Eric Cheshire takes the time to get to know his clients. This way, he can craft a divorce settlement proposal that suits the needs of the individual, and their family. Sometimes this requires thinking outside the box. With Eric Cheshire’s more than 25 years of divorce law experience, Eric Cheshire is well versed in coming up with creative solutions to unique challenges. Contact the office today to schedule a consultation. Call (561) 677-8090.