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5 things you can do to start healing from a break-up

1: Spend more time with your friends and family.

There’s no better therapy for a broken heart than spending some time laughing and talking with your friends! It will help you distract your mind and remind you about all the great things in life. When you spend time with friends, try to deviate your thoughts from him. There is a tendency that all you’ll talk about is how broken-hearted you are. Your friends will be polite enough to listen but the whole point of hanging out with them is to take your life back in control. Try to have fun with your friends while doing the things all of you love.

 

2: Pick up a hobby.

Whether it is drawing, painting, coloring, dancing, baking… Anything you can think of, do it! If your mind is busy, and you are having fun, you won’t have time to think about any broken heart! I haven’t noticed before, but I realized every time I get my heart broken, I would be able to write an essay or poem. Just channel that pain into something creative. Or if you don’t have a creative side, maybe try sports, or hiking, or trekking, or really just anything to fill up the void. But I discourage you to fill up the void by entering into another relation. See #5 from the previous post: 5 advice you need to hear after a break-up.

 

3: Change your routine.

You see, when you break up with someone, you start to remember them in every single thing you do, because they were part of your life for so long. So, to avoid that, just change your routine, incorporate new things into it, make your everyday life something completely different from what it was when you had a partner. Take full proprietorship of your life!

 

4: Have some “me” time.

Having “me” time basically means having some time to do things you actually love and enjoy by yourself. To give yourself a couple of hours just to chill and relax and get your mind out of that little thing that’s making you sad. I don’t know if it’s like you, but a lot of people I know do almost everything with their partners. Just go to the grocery or a mall, and shop by yourself. You would appreciate the time alone because now you do not have to think about his opinion for the things you want to buy. If you are an adventurous type, try going to an amusement park, and board the rides alone. Or pick up a bike and start discovering your own city. Or go to a museum and absorb yourself in magnificent arts and enjoy the silence. Just reconnect with yourself. It has been a long time since you have made any decisions by yourself. It’s time to take back that power.

 

5: Meet new people.

You won’t believe how much meeting new people and making new friends can help you heal, specially if those people slowly become really good friends. If you are not the type of person who would just walk to a stranger and introduce yourself, maybe try inviting a friend over a road trip and ask her to bring along some of her other friends.

No one can really tell you how you should deal with your broken heart. Admit it or not, your friends have told you he/she was bad news, but you never listened and now here you are, trying to piece back your heart together. Same with healing, only you can heal yourself in whichever way you think is best.

 

Have you survived a break up? Comment your experience below and tell us what you did to overcome it. 😊

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6 Comments

  1. Veronica

    These are great tips on how to survive a break up. I especially agree on how you need to spend more time on yourself and with people who stick with you thru ups and downs, ie, your family and friends.

  2. Casey

    You can always count on your family, mum is always the one to open arms for anything. I also think that meeting new people can change a lot from your perspective of things. Just remember, never shut down by yourself.

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