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How to bounce back from a breakup

24 November 2015, 10:42

They say that sadness doesn't last forever and brighter days are ahead. This might seem elusive when you are nursing wounds from a terrible breakup. Humans are heterogeneous and bound to behave diffrently when faced with difficulty situations like breakups. Some will drink, wallow, sulk and do all manner of crazy things.

Here are six healthy ways to bounce back and find happiness again:

1. Allow yourself to grief

Grieving is a very crucial stage in your road to healing. It allows you to vent out whatever toxic you've bottled inside. If you are the type who only find inner healing through crying then go ahead and have a good one. By allowing yourself to grief, you go through the breakup not around it. simply allow yourself to be human and feel the pain.

2. Don't get into a rebound relationship

When you are experiencing great pangs of grief, it is your job to fill the void all by yourself not with someone. Many times we think that by allowing somone else into our lives we will get over the pain faster. However, doing this will only hurt you and the other party. Refrain from entering into a new relationship immediately after a breakup.

Read Also: Are Kenyan women demanding too much in relationships?

5. Talk to someone who truly cares

You can never underestimate the power of some who truly cares and who dares to be the one person who listens when no one else will.
We always have that person. Surround yourself with such people. They will encourage and support you through and through.

4. Re-discover yourself

Instead of sitting all day in the couch wallowing in misery, find enjoyable healthy activities you can engage in. Activities such as enrolling for a cooking class, hitting the gym to shedding off some pounds, writing a new song or book could actually be a good way of lifting your emotions. This is a good way of getting back on track.

5. Love your own company

Learn to be alone and like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company. Keep in mind that the relationship you need to rescue is the one with yourself hence moving past a breakup is about you not your ex.
Besides, you do not need anyone else to be complete.

6. Forgive yourself

Many times, victims of a heartbreak carry along guilt, shame, bitterness and unforgiveness. This can result in unnecessary psychological and physical pain. Forgiving yourself gives you the opportunity to grow, glow and thrive.

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