Sometimes, I have a trouble moving on from past relationships. I don’t exactly know why, but I do know that moving on is inevitable if I want a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. The following are four tips on moving on from a past relationship that meant a lot to you. Just like building a relationship is a process, moving on from someone is a process as well. When reading these tips, don’t discount the one most important tip: Time. You may not be able to see it now, but time always works in your favor.
1. Acknowledge that the person meant something to you.
A lot of the time, we feel that since the person hurt us, they are not worthy of our time, thoughts, or attention anymore. They become horrible people to us and we hate them. Though this is a completely healthy and normal reaction at first, it’s not in the long run. You loved each other once upon a time. Help yourself out by acknowledging this.
2. Don’t try and get them back.
It takes two to create love as a couple, and when one person leaves you, they are also taking that love away from you. By understanding that your actual soul mate will never hurt you like this person did, you will then know whoever this person is, they are not your soul mate. And you shouldn’t settle.
3. Let it out.
You need an outlet to vent. Internalizing your feelings is definitely not the answer. Cry, take a boxing class, run, dance, do some cardio and weight training at the gym, do some yoga or go hiking. When you reach the top of the mountain, scream at the top of your lungs! You will feel so much better about your life because you will look and feel your best.
4. Talk it out.
If it’s eating you up inside, talk about it. If there is no one to talk to, write it down. It helps to verbalize or write down what you are feeling.
If anyone has any more to add, please feel free to comment. It will get better in time! I promise. :)