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Maintaining a Strong Work Ethic During a Divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2010 | Divorce

When people are embroiled in a divorce with their significant other in Hawaii, it can be difficult for them to maintain focus and productivity at work. Often, thoughts of the changes within their personal lives can create a distraction from their job-related goals and objectives. Having mental clarity and being able to separate strong emotions from infiltrating work, is a constant challenge that many people have to actively focus on to prevent their divorce from hurting their career.

One tip suggested by experts on the topic is that people refrain from responding immediately to all divorce-related communications. Rather, people should set aside a designated period of time each day where they focus on managing the details of their divorce. Outside of these hours, their focus should stay primarily on their work. They may benefit from notifying the various players of the divorce proceedings of their availability to also avoid being disturbed during inappropriate times.

Because emotional support is a critical part of any person’s ability to get through something as serious as a divorce, people should focus effort on building a network of people who can provide help and encouragement outside of their work. This way, they may be less likely and less tempted to begin divulging details at work that could make coworkers uncomfortable, cause distraction from organizational objectives or cause them to appear incompetent or unprofessional.

When people have made the decision to get divorced from their spouse, an attorney may be able to help them coordinate their efforts to make the process as efficient as possible. With a legal professional’s insight, people may be able to be more effective at maintaining focus at work with the confidence that someone capable is handling their case.

Source: Forbes, “5 Tips For Maximizing Your Performance During Divorce,” Kelly Frawley and Emily Pollock, Aug. 29, 2019