There are many different reasons why a relationship or marriage may end – it could be that trust was broken, or you simply grew apart. Whatever the reason, when it ends our lives change instantly.
Leaving us feeling sad and emotionally broken, it can be difficult to heal.
Rather than going over past events again and again, try to look forward. The following activities may help you to emotionally recover.
Exploring a new destination and meeting new people often allows a different side of ourselves to surface, something that can be useful when dealing with a break up. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and travelling alone is also a great way to check in with yourself – find out what you truly enjoy doing and what you really want out of life.
Writing is a fantastic way to untangle your thoughts and process what is going on emotionally. It allows you to find a voice you don’t normally use, acting as a form of release. Once you have finished writing about your thoughts and feelings, you should feel a lot lighter and more accepting of the situation.
Sometimes, getting out of the house and simply going for a walk can be therapeutic too. The exercise will encourage endorphin production, while getting out in nature will help to clear your mind. You may want to walk on your own, or you may find it useful to walk with a friend and talk about the break up. Sharing your feelings often helps you to heal.
Meditation offers you the time and space to truly connect with yourself again. Start with short mindfulness meditations (try Headspace.com) and if you enjoy it, build up to longer meditations. This quiet time brings with it a sense of perspective as you consider other (bigger) parts of life.