When dealing with a broken heart, there are going to be times when you feel really upset. You are not alone. So many people go through it. And the cliche is true: eventually, things do get better with time, so give yourself a chance to grieve and heal.
Read on for a few tips on how to mend a broken heart, whether it be from grieving the loss of a family member, losing a friendship, or going through a break up with someone you thought would always be there.
Whatever you’re going through, let your emotions reach the surface, don’t keep them bottled in. A release of emotions will be the best medicine for the grieving process. If you’re newly single, lean into your independence and avoid rushing into a new relationship. If you’re experiencing the death of a loved one, honour the person you lost by feeling whatever you need to feel. Your loved ones will always be a part of you, even when they’re gone. You might feel like you are at your lowest when experiencing a loss, and this is normal.
Going into self-healing mode right away is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Try starting a journal: Writing down all your thoughts helps release and reflect on whatever you’re feeling. If it helps, try writing all of the things you love about yourself, you’re grateful for, or some happy memories you made with the person you lost.
Spend time with friends and family: While it’s understandable that you want some time to yourself, it’s also important to surround yourself with and confide in people who love and support you.
Exercise: You may want to curl up in a blanket and watch sad movies, but a better alternative is to slowly start moving your body. If you’re experiencing a bad break up, why not take up boxing? You can imagine giving the person who broke your heart a nice punch! It’s cathartic, to say the least.
Music therapy: Relax and let music heal you. You can also venture into the world of podcasts or books if music is not your thing. Anything that is a healthy escape might make you feel better.
Slowly move on
Don’t stalk your ex on social media: Obsessively viewing their photos and posts isn’t healthy and could send you spiraling, especially if they appear happy in their photos. Yes, you might still be into them, but it’s time to move forward. Don’t let your life revolve around one failed relationship. You’re an amazing woman on your own!
Keeping moving forward: Dwelling on a past romantic relationship, especially the painful moments, will do you no good. You don’t want to become stuck in an endless loop of “what if” scenarios. The relationship ran its course, and you should give yourself a chance to find happiness elsewhere.
Be gentle with yourself: Remember that it’s good to embrace your feelings. Sadness, grief, and loss are all part of the human experience. Trust us, though, that there will be that day when you feel whole again, and perhaps even ready to love once more. But for now, take the necessary time you need to grieve, heal, and move on.
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