Getting over a breakup is a difficult period for most people. The pain that comes with a broken heart makes one feel so helpless that they start thinking if they will ever get over it.
But it’s just a matter of time and you would realise that your heart and body would bounce back stronger than before.
Here are some ways to help you get through that process of finding happiness again:
Cut all contacts
The cliché, “out of sight, out of mind” works really true. After a breakup, keep your distance and cut all texts, emails, or calls.
Most importantly, cut them off on social media; there is no need to cruise their Facebook page, Twitter feed or Instagram account as this can make your situation worse. If possible, take them off your social media network for the time being.
In case you feel like texting or calling your ex, try and do something else like watching your favourite movies or shows or going shopping.
Cry all you can
If you have to cry, sob or scream to let go of the pain you may be feeling, do so as far as it doesn’t hurt you or anyone else. This healing process is very necessary.
Letting your emotions out will help you go past your situation quickly.
Accept that it’s over
It may take some time before your heart accepts that it is over between you and your partner. In the meantime, however, try and come to terms that the relationship is no more.
Tell yourself that it is time to move on and start afresh. Take away items in the house that can remind you of your ex.
In this situation, it is also advisable to have regular chats with your family and friends to take your mind off everything.
Finding yourself is hard but it’s worth it. You probably had stopped doing your favourite hobbies, visiting your favourite spots or eating your desired meals and snacks.
It’s time to go back to these things to regain that special feeling. As you do so, psychologists recommend that you ask yourself reflective questions that will let you discover yourself more in terms of your current and future expectations.
After a breakup, start doing things that make you laugh and feel good within. Arrange hangouts with your friends and family and spend quality time with them.
Alternatively, use this period to develop new habits, such as learning a new dance or language.
Don’t rush into another relationship
Many people are eager to jump into a new relationship when the previous one ends, thinking that it will make them feel alright. But psychologists say it is the wrong move as you need time to get over your ex to prevent yourself from trying to forget two exes when the new relationship suddenly ends.
Essentially, before you enter a new relationship, try and understand what you really want and get the time to know your potential partner before you make progress.