Using mindfulness to get over a breakup because it hurts. If you are going through a bad breakup, I am sorry you have to bear with these feelings.
There will always remain a part of your life you might miss but don’t want to go back to it. But I want to tell you that you are not alone and there is always a way to look forward.
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Using Mindfulness To Get Over A Breakup
We will begin with the basics. What is mindfulness? And how applying mindfulness can help us to get over a painful phase of ur life. How we can get rid of those racing thoughts and dying energy?
Mindfulness is a psychological and spiritual practice and a basic human ability to bring awareness to itself. Be in the moment and focus on what is going inside his mind and not stress over things that he cannot control.
Mindfulness is an art that refines you with daily practice, it takes a little time to shoo away those lingering thoughts that awaken our inner demons and push us towards the deep well of procrastination, overthinking, fear and anxiety.
Using mindfulness to get over a breakup could be very effective as it suggests turning inward. It helps us to rebuild our lives after the breakup and repair what’s broken inside by being aware of our own pain and suffering.
The level of pain we need to acknowledge and work on it comes through its acceptance and validation. Before someone else, you need to validate that pain and start working on it and not sit on it.
If you sit on your negative thoughts it will acquire you, eat you and pull you into the dark zone. No matter how much drained and exhausted you feel, please do not give up on your own soul.
5 Ways For Using Mindfulness To Get Over A Breakup
A heartbreak will result in a series of mental turbulence, you will feel sad, agitated, disgusted, angry, depressed, and denied. All these feelings are valid and very natural for one to go through in such crucial moments.
When we go through a heartbreak, we suffer a serious emotional wound just like a physical one, the difference is it is not visible. The heart doesn’t literally break into pieces but the abandonment and pain caused by the relationship break something within us.
Whether you are grieving a lost relationship or can’t stop thinking about someone who could have been the one, here are 6 ways for using mindfulness to get over a breakup.
|4.) You are important
|5.) Focus on recovery
|6.) Do not rush into a relationship
The first way for using mindfulness to get over a breakup is to acknowledge how you are feeling. Post breaking up with someone with whom you share one of the best moments of your life, you begin to sink, you lose your self and go into the darkness. It could lead to numerous feelings altogether. You will not be able to cope up with them at once.
The day you will begin to acknowledge each feeling as it comes, you will start identifying them with your pain and the breathing will become less heavy as you start labeling them.
Acceptance doesn’t mean that we have to accept our present situation, because what happened is wrong but we need to accept there is something bothering us and we need to work on it. This is what carries you through the pain of a broken heart. Resisting how you are feeling will hurt you even more and accepting them will help you heal after a breakup.
Acknowledging your pain and surrendering to it will not make you weak but to remove something from its root we have to get to the root, soak ourselves in it and then work on it. Things begin to change over a period of time. It does not mean that the pain will go away but you will become more receptive.
As Buddha says, that the root cause of all the suffering is attachment. And when we are in a relationship we attach meaning to our life such that we cannot think beyond our partner. We can call it codependency, where we give the key to our life to someone’s else hand and let them use it at their convenience.
Detachment doesn’t sound reasonable to many as w have been conditioned to get lost in the magic of love and give our everything to the one and the day he/she leaves us we forget to breathe, we don’t know how to survive anymore.
4.) You are important
Find yourself again and this time alone. Using mindfulness to get over a breakup will help you to look at one of the positive sides of any breakup is that it gives you a chance to re-invent yourself.
I have seen many people who were once badly depressed because of their heartbreak but when they decided to bounce back in life, they grew more beautiful. Out of our miseries, we bloom and we bloom from where we are planted, just keep nurturing yourself. Your soul is the soil to the body which needs your care.
5.) Focus on recovery
Allow yourself to be sad, allow yourself to cry, and allow yourself to be angry about what happened, do not suppress these feelings, these needs an outlet. Grief is a little longer process and one that doesn’t have a definitive timeline.
Your mental health is as important as your physical health and when you are going through a lot of stress which directly affects your mind and soul, give it sufficient time to heal.
6.) Do not rush into a relationship
The time of breakup and recovery could vary from person to person, depending upon various circumstances. Give yourself that proper recovery time as I mentioned in the above point and let your emotions sanitize fully before you meet someone else.
And expect less while you move on to the next relationship this time, remember your life is not only about the other person in the relationship, it is about you too. Nurture your mental health. Draw a healthy boundary and protect your peace. Stay socially and physically active, do not isolate yourself. You will be fine soon.
Using mindfulness to get over a breakup will only help you to regain your lost balance and it will definitely help you to recreate the lost touch you had with yourself. Take care and remember you are not alone.
Lots of love and gratitude
Priyanka Nair is the author of 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier you and Ardhaviram. An NLP practitioner and Founder of Sanity Daily, helping you prioritize your mental health. Let’s build a happy community.