As I’m sure you already know, figuring out how to deal with a break up is hard. In fact, many people say that a break up is one of the worst pains you can ever experience in life, aside from the death of a loved one. But no matter how difficult your situation may seem right now, I’m going to share 3 tips for how to get over a break up.
3 Simple Tips for How to Deal with a Break Up
If you want to get rid of the pain you’re feeling right now then it’s absolutely essential that you distance yourself from your ex immediately. You have to give yourself the space to heal. You cannot truly heal and get over what happened if your ex is still in your life.
In fact, by keeping in contact with your ex, you’re actually dragging out the pain even longer and making things worse. So stop torturing yourself and make a commitment not to contact your ex at all for the next 30 days. I recommend doing this longer but a month is a really good starting point.
2) Find someone you can talk to that can help you deal with the break up
After a break up we tend to feel very lonely. Not just because we lost the love of our life but because we feel like we’re all alone and no one understands us. We often withdraw and isolate and end up spending a lot of time alone. I know I did. But there’s something else I did that really helped me deal with the break up, which was talking to people about what happened.
The reason this is so important is because it helps you deal with that feeling of loneliness after a break up. It allows you to reach out and connect with people. It reminds you that you’re not alone. And even more importantly, it reminds you that there are people in your life that care about you.
3) Start exercising to help you deal with the break up
Exercising is definitely one of the quickest ways to get of your funk. When you exercise, your brain release endorphins and you end up feeling really good. It totally changes your mood. It’s like hitting a “reset” button. It’s also really good for stress relief and can definitely help you take your mind off your ex. This is a much healthier alternative to what most people do when trying to deal with a break up: drinking, smoking, and overeating.
So what I would suggest you do is to start working out regularly, at least 3-5 times a week. If you’re already exercising, take it up a notch so you can burn off all the additional stress that got built up after the break up. If you’re not already exercising, get in the habit of doing it. You already know it’s good for you so I’m not going to go on and on about the benefits of exercise but let me just say one thing: exercise has been scientifically proven to help deal with stress.
So if you’re not already doing it, overcome whatever initial resistance you may have to doing it and just do it. After a couple workouts, you’ll start to build some momentum and you’ll get in the habit of doing it. Once it becomes a habit, it becomes a lot easier to keep up. Set aside specific days and schedule a visit to the gym at a specific time. Make that time the same every week so you don’t have that convenient “I’ve got a lot to do today” excuse.
Dealing with a break up is definitely not easy but following the 3 simple tips that I’ve shared here will definitely help you deal with the break up. Please don’t be fooled by the simplicity of what I shared. Yes, these tips are very simple but they work. They’ve helped me deal with the pain after every break up I’ve had and I guarantee that they will help you too, all you have to do is do them.
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