Healing a broken heart is easier said than done. You will go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. While being broken hearted is really painful, getting up from that painful experience is something that you ought to do.
Here’s how to heal a broken heart.
It is human nature that when you are in love with someone else, you tend to give more of yourself to the other person. Most often, your attention and focus is given towards the other person which makes you end up forgetting about yourself. This is not bad at all knowing that when you love, you should do it without counting the cost. But if things do not turn out the way you want it to be, it is time for you to love yourself.
Loving yourself means taking care of yourself again. Do the things you used to do. Learn a new skill. Keep yourself busy and improve yourself one day at a time. With the time you have for yourself, you will appreciate yourself more knowing how strong you are and how strong you can be.
It is true that to forget one is to have one. But, you do not want to be involved in a new relationship when you are still broken and hurt. If you get involved with someone right away, you will end up hurting the other person or more so, yourself. Take some time out from the dating scene and embrace your “single” self. Being alone does not mean that you are lonely. So meet some of your old friends. Make time for your family and reconnect to those you haven’t seen and talked to for a long time. There is a lot of time to chat up during this free time that you have.
Going to places you haven’t been to is one way to heal a broken heart. This is the time where you can make new memories not to replace the old ones but to actually enrich yourself that there is always something to look forward to. If money is a problem, you do not need to go far. Go to nearby places and see that there are always nice things and places that can explore.
Talk to someone
It is good to talk someone once in a while. You do not need to talk about how you feel or what you have gone through but it is nice that there is someone that is willing to listen to you whatever it is that you want to talk about. If you are not comfortable to talk about what has happened to you, tell that right away so your companion can veer away with that subject too.
Make a journal
Write anything you can think about and that you want to pray for. The journal isn’t something to remind you about the pain but it is something that will remind you that you are stronger than you think. Write about the breakthroughs you experience everyday in healing your broken heart. One day, when you read your journal, you will be surprised and maybe laugh about all these things. Aside from that, you will realize why things didn’t turn out in the first place. Remember, there is always a reason why things happen.
Having a broken heart is really something you never want to happen. But life happens and there’s nothing you can do if it is bound to happen. All you need to do is pick yourself up and carry on.