3 Healthy Ways To Heal A Broken Heart
1. Make a List.
If you want to know how to heal a broken heart, you’re going to have to think back about your relationship. One of the first things you should do when you have to walk away from someone you love is to make a list — a list of all of the reasons you need to walk away from that person.
When you spend time with someone, you’re regularly exposed to things that remind you that you need to walk away. When you finally get away from that person, those things tend to recede into your memory, making the breakup seem unnecessary. They get replaced in the forefront of your mind with the good things, the good times, all the things you loved about that person.
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And with the good things at the front of your mind, you’re vulnerable to returning to the relationship that is causing you pain.
So, make a list. Make a list of everything you can think of that’s making you walk away from the person you love. Keep that list close and refer to it when you are missing him.
2. Cut Off All Contact.
There is nothing more tempting, when you are missing your lost love, then to stalk him or her.
Unfortunately, these days there are so many ways to keep tabs on a lost love; social media has made it all so easy. And keeping tabs on a lost love makes it really hard to let go and move on. You’ll never be able to move on and learn how to get over heartbreak when you’re constantly reminding yourself of them.
I know that it doesn’t seem like a big deal to take a quick peek at your lost love’s feed, but you know there’s a chance you could see something on there that you just don’t want to see. Perhaps him out there having fun without you, doing something that you used to do together, or even doing it with someone else. And seeing any or all of those things could send you into a tail spin.
So eliminate all ties to your loved one on social media. Block him on your phone. Don’t ask your mutual friends about what he is doing. Tell yourself that he has moved to Mars and that you will never see him again.
You will be glad you did.
3. Exercise and Get Hot!
OK, so you’re single again and you suddenly find yourself with lots of free time. And you might also find yourself craving a lot of ice cream.
Now is not the time to sit around watching Netflix and eating ice cream. While those things might be fun in the moment, in the long run, they will only make you feel worse.
The best thing that you can do for yourself right now is to exercise and take care of yourself. When you are going through a hard time, the number one thing that can make you feel better is the endorphins that are created through exercise. Those chemicals will actually make you feel very different from the sad and lonely person you could be if you focused on your heartbreak.
Furthermore, if you get enough sleep and eat well, your body will feel strong and it will help with your healing.
And, best of all, taking care of yourself will make you look hot, way hotter than you might look if you only indulged in Netflix and ice cream. And looking good is an excellent way to “win” your break up. Imagine the look on his face when he sees you!
So, again, this is the time to take care of yourself. Don’t let yourself fall apart. The pulling yourself back together will be so much more difficult if you do.