Are you going through a tough breakup?
As much as it feels like the pain will never go away, just know that in time it will. Of course, that may not give you much consolation at the moment.
So to make things a little easier for you, in this article, we’ll take a look at five healthy ways to cope while dealing with a tough breakup. And soon enough, you’ll get back to feeling like your old self.
Right now, it may feel like burrowing under a blanket and binge-watching a depressing series is all you can handle. But you’ll just be left feeling numb inside.
Instead, seek out the counsel of a few friends who can help you get through this. Talking out how you’re feeling about your breakup or getting ghosted will help release emotions.
If some of your thoughts are too private to share, then write them down in a journal, like my Listen To Your Heart Journal, which has helpful writing prompts. Not only will journaling get the negative thoughts out of your head, but you may gain a new, more healing perspective about them.
One of the best ways to move toward healthiness probably sounds like one of the worst. If you can get out there and start exercising though, not only will it release mood-enhancing endorphins, but you’ll be keeping your body in optimal shape.
But be careful not to over-exercise. You don’t want it to become a compulsive addiction. Find activities you enjoy like long walks, yoga, or dancing. And if you have friends who want to join you, even better.
Another effective way to start feeling better is to do something impulsive. For example, if you’ve always wanted to scuba-dive, sign up for an excursion and put a payment down on it before you can change your mind.
Whatever the activity, it’s very therapeutic to make a spontaneous decision and then follow through. You’ll see there’s more to life than the person whose loss you’re lamenting.
There are so many benefits of volunteering that go beyond just helping those in need. When you perform selfless acts of kindness, it helps you get out of your head. This, in turn, relieves depression and improves your overall well-being.
Consider it a way to redirect the love you once put into your relationship. It’s very empowering.
It may sound like a sad truth at the moment, but for most of us, we have to move through at least a few dating relationships to find a complementary match.
The alternative is ending up with a less-than-ideal partner and a great deal of resentment as the years progress. That would be a far more heartbreaking and devastating situation.
Trust in the fact that your relationship ended for some good reasons; even if they aren’t apparent right now.
And unfortunately, dealing with a hard breakup is also a part of life for most of us.
But as the old saying goes, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. So feel your feelings and release those emotions. Just remember that you’ll get through this and be the better for it.