Healing From Heartbreak
February 21, 2022
Claire Miles

A break-up can feel like your entire world has come crashing down and that’s understandable. Having your heart broken can be devastating and it’s okay to feel down and out, you are only human. How long you take to recover from it is totally up to you. But just in case you are ready to heal from your heartbreak, there are a few tips you can use to get through this rough patch.

 

A breakup is a loss, remember you have to let go of memories, experiences, and time with someone. The first step to healing is to take time to grieve. If you feel like reminiscing do it, if you feel like crying do it and if you feel like screaming do it! It’s okay to feel your emotions, there’s no need to rush into moving on. After you have given yourself time to feel your emotions, it’s best to put your energy into something else. This can be anything a hobby you might have forgotten about or something you have been wanting to try. You can even push yourself to do something out of your comfort zone. Putting your energy into something else can help you reconnect with yourself.

 

A young woman in her living room hugging herself in the sunlight

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When you are in a relationship, you can get really caught up in loving that person that you forget to love yourself. Now is the time for you to put all your energy into loving yourself. Create a list of everything you love about yourself. Whenever you feel down during this breakup period, read this list to remind you that you love yourself. As time goes on you will notice that you hurt a little less and less. But you will come across a few triggers. Triggers are things that remind you of certain things. There isn’t really any way to avoid them but you can avoid things that remind you of your ex. Unfortunately, this may mean not going to a few of your favorite places but you have to protect your journey.

 

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