5 Tips for Getting Over a Breakup

When we are in a relationship, sometimes we become defined by that relationship. Some people lose a sense of individuality.  If this has happened to you, now is the time to rediscover who you are.  Call an old friend who you haven’t seen recently to catch up on old times.  Read a book by your favorite author.  Revisit a pastime that you used to enjoy.  Take some time off and visit a family member or close friend. Or just take a long weekend and walk along the beach and think about the things that you once loved but put on the back burner because of your relationship.

3. Try something completely new.

We all have things that we say we would love to do if we only had the time.  Well, now that you are single, time is not an issue.  Learn the language you always wanted to learn.  Take up that hobby you always found fascinating.  Do some volunteer work, helping others is not only rewarding, but will help occupy your thoughts.  If sports is your thing, join a sports league or help coach others.  Do something you’ve never done!

4. Seek spiritual consolation.

Discover or rediscovering your spiritual side.  This can involve either connecting to a traditional religious practice or a calming practice such as meditation or yoga.  There are many resources for fulfilling your spiritual side and the Internet has a wealth of information for finding what you need.  Remember that becoming attuned to your spiritual side is a part of maintaining your overall health and finding solace in your new life.

5. If necessary, seek professional help.