8 Ways to Recover from a Breakup
Now is a fine time to do self-care rituals that, at other times, you might consider to be unnecessary splurges.
Shop for clothes, accessories, or makeup. Get a new haircut. Nibble on some chocolate. Anything that boosts your sense of yourself as someone worthy of comfort and pride.
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When humans fall in love, their bodies are actively producing feel-good hormones and preventing the release of negative hormones.
When this process suddenly stops, the "withdrawal" felt can be extremely difficult to process both on an emotional and physiological level.
Heartbreak is a form of grief and loss that can cause serious issues with insomnia, anxiety and depression.
The pain we feel during heartbreak is similar to the physical pain we feel due to a severe burn on a broken arm.
The first step in recovery is to go home. We all have a home, whether in our friendships or in our family.
Our homes are like health insurance for the spirit. Your friends and family are there to protect you in your darkest times and insure your spirit is safe, sound and healthy. We all need connection in order to heal because love is the ultimate healer.
Friendships (if you are lucky enough to find the right friends) are unconditional, reciprocal and capable of nourishing your heart back to full if you allow them to.
Grief is like a squall in the middle of the ocean. It comes without warning and despite how hard you try to avoid it or suppress it, you can’t. Let the tears, screams and sobs pour out of you.
Breaking up can trigger chemical, emotional and physical reactions that cause you to feel lonely, unloveable, depressed, and worthless.
Instead of pushing yourself to move forward quickly, take time to acknowledge how you are feeling. Your thoughts might be distorted, but your feelings are real. Take the time you need to explore them.
The five stages of grief are: