Work is often the farthest thing from a mother’s mind after a divorce. This is an incredibly emotional and stressful time, which understandably leaves you feeling drained and unmotivated. Even the simplest of tasks can feel like a monumental effort, so the thought of going back to work and attempting to remain professional and productive likely seems impossible.
If there is one positive thing to help pull you through, it’s that you certainly aren’t alone. Divorce is quite common in our society, and while that might not make you feel better or make it seem easier, it can at least assure you that you are not the first or the last person to feel the way you do. So many others have been where you are, facing a mountain of responsibilities and having absolutely no idea how to get through them and return to work.
The key is to continually remind yourself that things will get better. Even if you don’t feel great now, you will bounce back eventually. In some situations, getting back to work can actually give you something to focus on and help you fall back into a healthy routine. Just remember that it’s okay if you’re not 100% on top of things when you return.