Getting over a breakup is never easy, but these tips will help heal your broken heart. & get over your heartbreak.
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Heartbreak is a universal experience that comes with intense emotional anguish and distress.
While many people associate a broken heart with the end of a romantic relationship, the truth is grief is complicated. The death of a loved one, job loss, changing careers, losing a close friend — all of these can leave you brokenhearted and feeling like your world will never be the same.
There’s no way around it: healing a broken heart takes time. But there are things you can do to support yourself through the healing process and protect your emotional wellbeing.
It’s essential to look after your own needs after a heartbreak, even if you don’t always feel like it.
Give yourself permission to grieve
Grief is not the same for everyone, and the best thing you can do for yourself is to give yourself permission to feel all of your sadness, anger, loneliness, or guilt.
Sometimes by doing that, you unconsciously give those around you permission to feel their own grief, too, and you won’t feel like you’re alone in it anymore. You just might find that a friend has gone through similar pain and has some pointers for you.
Take care of yourself
When you’re in the midst of heartbreak, it’s easy to forget to take care of your personal needs. But grieving isn’t just an emotional experience, it also depletes you physically. Research has shown that physical and emotional pain travel along the same pathways in the brain.
Everyone copes with loss in their own way.
Be clear about whether you prefer to grieve privately, with the support of close friends or with a wide circle of people accessible through social networks.
Research has found that spending just 2 hours a week outdoors can improve your mental and physical health.
Try a feel-good activity
Set aside time every day for doing something that feels positive, whether that’s writing, meeting up with a close friend, or watching a show that makes you laugh.
Seek professional help
It’s important to talk about your feelings with others and not numb yourself out. This is easier said than done, and it’s totally normal to need some extra help.
If you find that your grief is too much to bear on your own, a mental health professional can help you work through painful emotions. Even just two or three sessions can help you develop some new coping tools.
Don’t try to suppress the pain
Don’t waste energy on feeling ashamed or guilty about your feelings. Invest that energy in making concrete efforts to feel better and to heal.
Practice self-compassion. Self-compassion involves treating yourself with love and respect while not judging yourself. Think of how you would treat a close friend or family member going through a hard time. What would you say to them? What would you offer them? How would you show them you care? Take your answers and apply them to yourself.
There’s no expiration date
Grief is not the same for everyone and it has no timetable. Avoid statements like “I should be moving on by now,” and give yourself all of the time you need to heal.
You can’t avoid it
As hard as it might feel, you have to move through it. The more you put off dealing with painful emotions, the longer it will take for you to start feeling better.
It’s okay to not be okay
It’s imperative to allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling and remember that it’s okay not to be okay. Even if you’re doing everything you can to work through your heartbreak, you’ll probably still have off days. Take them as they come and try again tomorrow.
Don’t expect your suffering to go away sooner than when it’s ready. Try to accept your new reality and understand that your grief will take some time to heal.
The bottom line
The hard truth of going through loss is that it can change your life forever. There will be moments when you feel overcome with heartache. But there will be others when you see a glimmer of light. It might not feel like it now, but it will get better, you will heal and you will be happy again. Just remember you have the power.