5 Tips for Getting Over a Breakup

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.

Let’s face it, sometimes all the rediscovery and spiritual guidance just doesn’t work.  If after trying a few of these tips, months later you still find yourself depressed or obsessed, professional help may be needed.  Never feel embarrassed or ashamed to need professional counseling. Knowing when to ask for help from a mental health professional is a sign of strength and should be done in a timely manner.

Not going to lie, the process of recovering from a difficult breakup can be long and arduous.  But it varies from person to person and situation to situation.  Just because your girlfriend got over her breakup in a matter of weeks, doesn’t mean the same will be true for you. Just because you where over your last boyfriend in no time flat, doesn’t mean this one won’t take longer.  Be patient with yourself.  Take advantage of these tips and other techniques to find healing and new hope. -by Char Brown