Don’t be afraid to be absent
In many cases, your boss won’t mind if you miss a day or two of work. While you figure out how to deal with your divorce. Even if they are not totally supportive of your time off.
They might be understanding enough to let you take some time off as needed. However, if you tend to be an absent employee regularly. Your boss might reprimand you for missing work at such a critical time.
Don’t overthink it
If you’re going through a divorce, that’s hard and sad, but it shouldn’t negatively impact your work life. While it’s OK to be absent if you truly can’t make it to work. Because of divorce proceedings or if you need a little extra time to recover from dealing with your divorce, take a minute.
Before skipping out on an appointment or requesting time off to consider whether doing so is really necessary. Will anyone really even notice?
The longer you stay, the harder it gets
The longer you’re absent from work to deal with divorce-related issues, the harder it is to return.
The more absent you are, your coworkers will start to feel your absence, and they may not trust that you’ll be coming back. You also risk losing opportunities for advancement, as many companies promote from within their ranks.
If you want to come back after a long absence, it’s best to come up with a plan for how you can make up for a lost time in a short period of time so that your co-workers don’t feel like they have been neglected while you were gone.
Give yourself a break
Getting a divorce is exhausting. It’s hard to manage everything that comes with a breakup, especially when it affects you at work.
If you find yourself unable to focus or do your job effectively, take a break and schedule some time to deal with what you’re going through.
When you feel like you’re back on track, be honest with your boss about what happened and ask for permission to return. He or she will respect your honesty more than if they found out from someone else.
Stay positive about everything in life
Look at your work as a place of refuge, and view it as an opportunity to decompress after dealing with all of life’s other responsibilities. When you can approach it with a positive mindset, you’ll be surprise by how much more productive you can be.
Instead of seeing your divorce or family tragedy as an obstacle in your way. See it as an opportunity to put all of that extra effort into something worthwhile—like excelling at work. And who knows? Maybe your boss will even reward you for going above and beyond!
Take care of yourself – body and mind
If you’re going through a divorce, it’s crucial to take care of yourself. Focus on your health and well-being so that you don’t end up neglecting. Both your job and personal life as you try to process what’s happening in your relationship.
When you start losing sleep and forget to eat, everything suffers – including work performance.
It’s important to get enough rest, eat healthy meals and make time for exercise if you want to stay focused at work.
For example, even though you might be tempt to spend all day watching movies or crying over your breakup, getting out for a walk or run can help clear your head and give you some much-needed perspective.
Plus, working out is an excellent way to relieve stress and lift your mood after a stressful day at work.
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Surround yourself with supportive people
It’s only natural to turn to your friends and family when going through a divorce. But some of them might not be able to help you through it all.
It can be tempting to surround yourself with those who share your emotions.
But it’s important that you also find support from people who aren’t as emotionally involved in your situation.
They can give you advice on what steps to take next and offer a perspective on how things will look once your divorce is finalized. They may even encourage you to take time off work if needed.
The best way to get over a breakup is by keeping busy, staying positive, and surrounding yourself with supportive people.
Focus on what you have left rather than what was lost—you’ll see that life gets better after a breakup!