Getting through a break up is definitely not an easy affair, especially if it was a long term relationship before things came down in pieces. Whether it’s your first breakup or beyond that, the event often makes you feel like your world is falling apart, and being happy is not something that comes easy. Sure, you may feel like your life isn’t worth it anymore, and that you might never get past the depression. You might feel like crying all the time and shutting yourself in, but trust me, it’s not the end of the world, and if you set your heart to it then you’ll come out stronger than you were before.
So, push aside your curtains and let in the sunlight through your window. Your life may seem bleak now, but you’ll get through if you know how to survive a break up:
1. Don’t be afraid to cry
It’s healthy to vent out your grief and pain, so don’t hesitate to let the tears flow.
2. Heal yourself
Read, watch something, explore new places; let yourself be more than just a broken heart. Don’t wait for the right mood, just let the actions flow and enhance your productivity.
3. Distance yourself from your past
If your ex-partner continues to call you or talk to you, then let them know that you need some time to heal. It’s better to severe contact for a few weeks to bring your heart to peace.
4. Talk to someone about it
The best way to heal is to find someone who’ll give you emotional support, whether it may be a friend a family member or someone else, it’s always best to talk to them about your feelings.
5. Keep yourself busy
It’s always best to look for things to do and keep your mind focused to prevent it from diverting back to your breakup and the negative emotions that brings along.
6. Don’t try to find a replacement
A rebound relationship is hardly something that’ll give to the mental satisfaction that truly letting go can, and in most cases, a rebound never has a happy ending.
7. Maintain your self-respect
If the break up wasn’t your call then you need to ensure yourself not to go begging for your ex to take you back. You need to respect yourself enough to know that you deserve more.
8. Don’t shut yourself in
You might face a desire to avoid socializing and spend time alone, but it would be better for your mind and heart if you maintain your social life and keep in touch with loved ones.
9. Prevent yourself from acting on impulse
Your clouded emotions may be urging you to do impulsive things like moving to a new place, shopping insanely or resorting to extreme measures to separate yourself, but these will pass once you realize that a break up isn’t the end of the world.
10. Listen to your heart, but don’t follow it blindly
You heart may be broken, but that doesn’t mean that you should give in to the sadness. No matter how bad it may seem at the time, it will get better and there will come a time when you’ll look back and be glad that it was over.