This is one of those painful topics you never really want to talk about, but here I go.
Heartbreak comes in many shapes and sizes. It could be a relationship ending, losing a loved one, or losing the ability to do something you love. I have experienced heartbreak in all of the above forms, and live to tell the tale. And my goal for you today is to live to tell your tale as well.
Have a Heartbreak Song
When I lost the boy I “loved”, I listened to Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy. When my grandma died, I listened to Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood and Drops of Jupiter by Train. I am known to play Sam Smith when I’m in a low mood. These songs healed me in a way, because music has an immense power to understand how we feel. It’s a magical thing, really.
Don’t Fight The Feeling
When the heartbreak has just happened, feel it. Don’t shove it away, feel it. If you let yourself feel sad and hurt, it will go away faster. Let the emotion out, so it doesn’t fester and boil over and you explode. Trust me, curl up in your bed, listen to your heartbreak song, and cry if you have to. That being said, don’t let the feeling take over permanently. The point is to let the emotion out, not let it take over.
Read a Book
I love to escape reality when feeling down, and a book is the fastest way to do so. It’s not a glowing screen reminding you of it all. It’s an escape into another person’s story, which can get your reality off your mind for a few hours.
You’re still breathing, the world is still spinning, the sun rises and sets, and everything will be okay. There’s a long list of cliches I could use to further cement this statement, but I will spare you all that.
How do you recover from heartbreak?