One thing that many Colorado residents do not expect while divorcing is the sheer volume of tasks that must be accomplished in a relatively short period of time. It can feel like a full-time job, which is a lot on top of one’s actual full-time job. Finding ways to manage both work obligations and handle divorce tasks is essential to moving through this period of life with ease.

One way to make this time more manageable is to create and enforce strict boundaries when it comes to work and personal needs. This approach is known as compartmentalization, and it can be a very effective tool. By creating chunks of time in which various tasks will be handled, and sticking to those guidelines, it becomes possible to address all of one’s responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed. It can be tough to get started, but many people find it comforting to create clear separations between work and personal matters.

Once at work, it is a good idea to evaluate the work space and ensure that there are no distractions. Removing family photos can be helpful, as those images serve to remind one of happier times, which can quickly turn into hours of mourning those days and despairing over what the future may hold. While it may seem harsh to pack away those photos, doing so can make it far easier to focus on work. Besides, the pictures can always be displayed at home, where there is less to lose by becoming distracted by divorce issues.

Making these and similar changes can help Colorado residents juggle the demands of both work and their divorce. It should be said that the legal process of ending a marriage is of a defined duration, even when it feels endless. This will be a relatively short period of time in one’s life, and keeping that in mind can make it easier to get through the hard days.

Source: businessinsider.com, “8 tips for surviving the workday when you’re going through a divorce“, Jacquelyn Smith, April 27, 2016