Tips for Picking Yourself Up After Heartbreak
Heartbreak is a word with so many definitions. While we typically think of a romantic relationship when it comes to heartbreak, this is not the only way in which a heart can be broken. The first time my heart was broken, it was because I didn’t get a job I wanted. For others it might be a different kind of relationship (friends, parents, siblings), a disappointment in hobbies or work, dissatisfaction in the everyday workings in life, or for many other reasons.
When heartbreak happens, no matter the cause, it can really get you feeling down. This is when a lot of people suffer anxiety and depression. To get yourself feeling better and back to normal during these kinds of trying times, check out these tips for keeping your mental and emotional health in check while suffering heartbreak.
Get Supportive Friends
No matter what is going on in your life, good friends can go a long way. When you are heartbroken, no matter the cause, get your closest friends or family around you and lean on them for support. Spend quality time with the people you love. Do things together that you both enjoy, and try your best to NOT talk about your current situation. Laugh loudly and often. Finding support in the people that you love and trust is one of the quickest and surest ways to get through heartbreak without losing yourself in the process.
Give Yourself Time
Don’t forget that getting over disappointment takes time. If you get your heart broken, allow yourself a little time to sulk, cry, and feel terrible. After an appropriate amount of time has passed, however, STOP. You can still feel bad (and you probably will!), but don’t allow anymore sulking or crying. Instead, give yourself a little time to get your mood back on track, but give yourself a push by getting busy and active.
Eat Well and Exercise
The first time I witnessed my sister got a broken heart, she lost 20 pounds and was in the best shape of her life! Her broken heart certainly didn’t last long! Maintaining a balanced diet and exercise routine can do so much for both your body and mind. For starters, it can ensure that you are getting the proper vitamins and minerals which can keep all parts of your body in tip top shape. It also promotes the production of endorphins and adrenaline. These literally make a person feel happy, so with regular exercise, you are forcing your body and mind into a state of happiness. Of course, people that take care of themselves physically also tend to feel better mentally, which is another great reason to eat well and exercise through heartbreak.
Getting your heartbroken, whether it be because of another person, a job, or a life event, is no fun! Getting through it mentally healthy can be difficult. Use these tips to get through your hard times and back on the path to health and happiness.