For The One Who Is Fighting That Devil, Heartbreak

For The One Who Is Fighting That Devil, Heartbreak

Enduring a breakup? Read here.

We've all been there... the dreaded heartbreak. Whether you're 18 or 48, unfortunately, you have endured it. The crying and wondering why you were never good enough. The sleepless nights, broken heart, and tired eyes.

It happens to the best of us, so here's a sure cure to the devil of emotion we love to call heartbreak.

First things first, ladies and gentlemen... you have to take a few days to mourn. It's alright to be sad. So stay in bed and feel sorry for yourself. Finish that tub of ice cream and cry a bit. Get all of that rejection out of your system.

After you get away from the gloom, it's time to buck up and move on. You have to come to terms with yourself and the breakup. You have to sit down and have a talk with yourself. Remember that it's going to be OK and sincerely convince yourself that you deserve better than to feel this way.

After you persuade yourself and talk your conscious through getting over the heartache, it's time to do some physical fixing. Wake up early, go to the gym, get brunch with a friend and start the day off positively. Play some music and remind yourself that there is nothing in this world you cannot conquer. The world is YOURS! So go out and take it.

Now for therapy... go out on a dinner date. Buy yourself a new outfit. Do your makeup or get a fresh haircut.

Buy a new bed set.

Invite friends over to play cards and have the time of your life while rebuilding the other half of your character that you feel you lost.

Read a few Bible verses, meditate, regain connection with your inner-self. Become OK with the situation — you MUST become acquainted with the new environment.

End your day with a nice hot shower or a bath, listen to some of your favorite tunes, and eat one of your best-loved meals. Lay down in your NEW bet set, pick up your favorite book, video game, or something of that sort and think about how lucky you are. Think about how awesome it is to live, love, and learn. Think about all the opportunity you have. Remind yourself of how blessed you are, and remember that no one has your back like you do.

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To The Broken-Hearted, Take A Moment And Breathe

There’s always sunshine after rain.

To the broken-hearted,

They say a heartbreak can make you stronger, so why does it make you feel so weak?

You meet someone new and he makes you weak in the knees. You can’t help but laugh around him, and let loose. You become best friends then all of a sudden you’ve fallen in love with his smile, and the look he gives you. Everything is going great, meeting the families, enjoying holidays, and meeting friends. Then the storm comes and all you are doing is arguing over the tiny things, except this time someone ends it. The tears won’t stop flowing from your eyes and the song you love so much makes you mad.

Take a moment and breathe.

One day it won’t matter. I know it hurts now but in 20 years it won’t. You have to grow as a person from this heartbreak. Take this time to figure out who you want to be in 20 years.

The thing about being a millennial is at the age of 18-25 all you’re thinking about is finding the right person to call your husband/wife, to live in the big farmhouse, with your three dogs, and two kids. But the main focus should be on YOU. If you’ve found that love, I am beyond happy for you, but for someone who is going through this now, I understand. All I wanted was to live with my boyfriend and make it, but we both had some growing to do. Not physically but emotionally and mentally. You cannot be with someone if you are not with yourself first. You cannot give away love if you do not have that type of love invested in yourself.

It’s hard to move on, so don’t move from guy to guy or girl to girl. Take pride in yourself. Prosper at your job or in school. Dress up and go out with friends, or just dress up and go to Walmart. Stop looking for love in places unless it’s in you. You’re still young and have a lot to live for.

I’m not saying don’t look for love, because you should... but look for love in the little things. Go on a hike, join a gym, go to a park, or take a trip to the beach. Get up and do something instead of feeling sorry for yourself because, trust me, it does not matter how old you are or where you are, the one for you will be there. Give it time. But for now, get out of that dark place and find the light. There’s always sunshine after rain.

Sincerely,

A Recovering Broken Heart.

Ps. A lot of this is advice from my mom... she’s pretty good at this.

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