Once you ask your spouse for a divorce and the process begins, you can expect to feel stressed out. Even if you’re looking forward to leaving your marriage in the past, there’s no way to completely eliminate stress during this difficult time of your life.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to better cope with divorce:

  • Eat healthy: If you’re one of those people who eats more when they’re stressed, make sure you stick to a healthy diet. You don’t want to overindulge in food that’s bad for you, as it can take a toll on your health (thus adding more stress to your life).
  • Exercise: This is one of the best ways to reduce stress, boost happiness and feel better about yourself. Even if you don’t have a gym membership, it’s easy to find ways to work out at home. A simple walk around the block can help clear your mind.
  • Talk through your feelings: From your friends to your family to your coworkers, there are people who can help you during this stressful time. Sometimes, talking about your feelings is all it takes to help you feel better. You should never be afraid to open up to those you trust.

You can reduce stress by doing these three things during the divorce process. As each day goes by, you’re one day closer to the end of your marriage.

When you combine the above tips with knowledge of your legal rights and a defined divorce strategy, you’ll feel confident in your ability to stay on track from start to finish.