How Can I Avoid Letting My Divorce Impact My Work Performance?

A divorce is a stressful situation that can lead to issues in other areas of your life. Specifically, it may start to impact your work performance. 

Not everyone has the ability to hide what is happening in their personal life or to turn off their minds from thinking about it when they are at work. For some people, the strain of divorce will take over their whole life and impact them in various ways. If you fear your divorce could hurt you at work, then you need to plan ahead. 

Organize your divorce duties

Forbes explains that one of the ways a divorce may impact you at work is by causing you to miss work due to legal meetings and court dates. If you think you will have this problem, then you need to do whatever you can to adjust your work schedule and move legal things to the hours when you are not at work. Organize your schedule carefully to minimize the impact it will have on your attendance at work. 

Set a schedule 

Plan to spend a certain amount of time each day working on divorce-related things. Set this up in your schedule. It will help you to avoid trying to handle divorce stuff when you are at work. You can move those tasks to the scheduled time of day you have set aside. 

Get support

Let your boss and coworkers know what is going on. If they are aware of what you are going through, the chances are good that they will be supportive. If you have a bad day, they may not be so harsh on you, knowing that it is likely due to your divorce. Letting your boss know will also make it easier to ask for time off if you need to. 

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