How to Handle a Break-Up
Bad break-ups are often the focus of comedies in Hollywood. However, there are people who truly struggle with getting over a break-up with a significant other, and it can be a serious issue. Some people feel depressed or angry after a break-up, and others feel completely heartbroken or even sick. Whereas some people bounce back, others have a much more difficult time getting over it.
If you are in the midst of a break-up, and you find yourself having a hard time letting go, you must find ways to handle it better. Firstly, don’t suppress the feelings you have. It may seem as though ignoring your feelings is the way to go, but ignoring them will prevent you from moving on. Acknowledge how you feel, so you can better deal with the break-up.
Also, think positively. After a break-up, it is easy to despair and feel as though something is wrong with you, but these feelings are what is causing you to have a difficult time letting go. Instead, think of what is positive in your life. It could be your job or a talent that you have. It also could be other people in your life.
In addition, do not try to contact your ex. Doing so will just bring back all the feelings of negativity. Truthfully, if your ex broke up with you, it probably means that he or she does not want you in his/her life anymore. So, why try to go back to someone who doesn’t want you around? Instead, focus on the people who do want you in their lives – such as your friends and family – and spend more time with them. Spending time with the people who love you can help you feel better following a break-up.
It is also important to take care of yourself. You may want to stay home all day, watching movies and indulging in ice cream to make yourself feel better, but these unhealthy habits will take a toll on your body and make you feel worse in the long run. Eat healthy, get enough rest, and exercise. Take time to go out (instead of confining yourself in your home) and do the things that you love, such as going to the movies or doing yoga. Taking good care of yourself will help you to bounce back.
A break-up may feel like a trying time in your life, but it does not have to keep you down for too long. Ultimately, the decisions you make and the things you do after a break-up will determine how quickly you move past it.