4 Effective and Healthy Ways to Deal with Heartbreak

4 Effective and Healthy Ways to Deal with Heartbreak

After getting your heart broken

After getting your heart broken, you’ll usually spend a lot of time wondering if it could’ve ended differently. You’ll blame yourself even if you didn’t do anything wrong. This is natural. Sadness forces all of us to shift our view of the circumstances in which we find ourselves and see things in a negative light. It’s this deep grief that prevents us from realizing that this, too, shall pass. We are resilient creatures. We take what’s given to us and turn it into something far superior in strength and beauty.

 

When you find yourself in grief and painjust give it a little time. There are also a few basic steps you take so that you can come out on the other side with renewed strength and a better understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Here are 4 effective tips
to work your way through a heartbreak:

 

1. Practice
Acceptance

 

You need to acknowledge
what’s happened. More importantly, be brave enough to admit that you’re
hurting. Don’t keep your feelings bottled up – it’ll only make things worse.
Negative thoughts can cloud your judgment and increase stress and depression.

 

Talk with someone you trust
or write about your emotions and thoughts. If you allow yourself to cry, it
might help to bring out all the negative feelings that you’ve been holding on
to for so long. Meditation is also a great way to deal with grief. One of the
most accessible and well-known forms of meditation is mindfulness-based stress
reduction. Mindfulness is a therapeutic technique for acknowledging and
accepting your thoughts and feelings. It helps you feel better when you focus
on all of the small details of the present moment. You start to see the good
things around you and appreciate life more.

 

Another way to accept and
move on is to look at what happened from a bird’s-eye view.

Think of someone whose
opinion you trust and value, and try to see things from their perspective. You
can also imagine your life as a movie, and watch it play out so you can
critique the low points and boost the high ones. Remember, don’t ever feel
embarrassed by what you’re going through. Instead, be proud of how strong you
are and accept the fact that it didn’t work out with this particular person.
There are still many opportunities for true love out there. Keep an open mind
and be positive about the future.

 

2. Take
Care of Yourself

 

It won’t be easy. But it’ll
make you stronger. We all have individual talents and skills. Find something
you enjoy doing. This can help to remind you of all your accomplishments and
make you feel good about yourself.

 

Avoid using food and
alcohol as coping mechanisms. That’ll only lead to further health problems.

 

You can also focus on
learning something new. That doesn’t mean you have to take a class. But
developing yourself in some new way will boost your self-confidence and give
you something to look forward to. It’ll also help you meet new people who share
your interests.

 

Exercising is a key element
to boosting your esteem. Consistent workouts stabilize your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and help control diabetes.
It’s the best way to naturally fight off chronic diseases like depression and
Alzheimer’s. Plus, when you exercise, your brain releases “feel good” hormones,
and inhibits the release of cortisol, the stress hormone. Now, who doesn’t want that?

 

3. Get
Rid of Your Ex

 

We all have photos and souvenirs
– things that remind us of time spent together. All of that has got to go. You
can cut them up into little pieces, burn them, or throw them out – it’s your
decision. But the bottom line is that you need to cut off all ties with your
ex. Get rid of anything that reminds you of him. Delete her from your social
media outlets.

 

4. Take
it One Minute at a Time

 

After a devastating
heartbreak, the last thing you want to do is think about the future. Trust in
yourself and take things slowly. This will help you get through the ordeal.
It’s also important to retain your routine; it’ll stop you from sleeping in and
hiding under the covers. It’ll also give you a sense of stability and
constancy.

 

Finally, know that you are
not alone. Everybody experiences heartbreak once or twice in life. But instead
of wallowing in your pain, take your anger and frustration and turn it into
something creative. Express your feelings by writing a journal, painting, or
making music. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to portray your own
feelings sincerely. Taylor Swift does it, why shouldn’t you?

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Rod Stone
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