How to heal after a heartbreak
Whether it’s your first or your fifth, heartbreak never gets any easier. Hopefully these tips will help to mend your broken heart and leave you feeling happier and more confident.
1. Give yourself time to grieve
A heartbreak is a loss, so it can help to treat it that way, by giving yourself time to grieve the loss of your relationship.
So, if you’re sitting there thinking to yourself that you shouldn’t feel sad, reframe it, and validate your feelings as: my relationship has ended, and it’s OK to feel sad.
2. Make plans to look forward to
Once you’ve gone through the grieving process, it’s time to start making yourself busy, so you can distract yourself from your feelings of sadness. Reach out to friends and family and start booking in social activities – whether it’s a coffee, meal, or full-on night out.
After a breakup, it’s also time to focus on you – so if there’s something you’ve always wanted to try but not gotten round to; put yourself out there and start enjoying your best single life.
3. Make a list of what you like about yourself
Going through heartbreak can be a huge knock to your confidence – especially if you were the one that was broken up with.
Making a list of positive affirmations you can read on down days can be a huge confidence boost. So, whether you smashed it in a meeting at work, you did a good deed for a stranger, or you just really liked an outfit you wore that day; write it down!