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5 Ways To Get Over a Broken Heart

This Holiday Season And Beyond

By Lara Livingstone Published 2 years ago 3 min read
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The holiday season can be extremely difficult if you’re dealing with the pain of a broken heart, during the lead up to Christmas and New Year’s. If all you want to do is curl up on the sofa, play Celine Dion sad songs on repeat, eat bad food and cry your heart out, then I dedicate this post to you.

Whether you’re broken up with your partner or spouse, have lost your best friend, or simply have no one special to spend time during the Holidays, I want you to find solace in these five ways to help you make it through and start to see the light on the other side and the way forward.

DON’T TRY TO FORCE HAPPINESS

Don't try to force happiness during the holidays. If you're not feeling it, don't pretend. It's hard enough when people are asking you how you are and why you're sad. Be honest with yourself and your friends; they'll understand.

Put all of your energy into spending time with family: Allocate all of your energy towards being there for loved ones this Christmas.

These may be some of the last moments you have with them, so make sure they're quality moments that leave good memories behind. Remember that love is still out there.

Keep reminding yourself that love is still out there even if it didn't work out this time around and spend your energy going after what will make you happy next year!

LEAN ON YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM

One of the best ways to get over a broken heart is by leaning on your support system. This might be friends and family, or even just someone that you can confide in. It's important that you have people in your life who will listen and offer support. Spend time with those close to you so they know how they can help.

Reach out: The first step in getting over a broken heart is reaching out to those close to you. If there are people in your life who make it difficult for you because of their own issues, then this may not be the right time for them to help. Lean on them later when they're better equipped to give back as well as receive what you need from them.

GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO GRIEVE

Give yourself time to grieve the end of your relationship. It's okay if you don't want to go out with friends or family, don't be afraid of hurting someone else's feelings by not joining in on their holiday plans. Spend the holidays grieving and healing in your own way and at your own pace.

Grief can manifest itself in many different ways so give yourself permission to move as fast or slow as you need to while staying safe and taking care of yourself.

Know that there is no right or wrong way to mourn: There is no right or wrong way to mourn during the holidays. For some, it may mean going into hibernation mode where they're disconnected from everything; for others, it might mean wanting extra social interaction during this difficult time.

CREATE NEW TRADITIONS

Christmas is one of the most difficult times of year for people who are dealing with broken hearts. However, it doesn't have to be like that! You can create new traditions that help you feel better and allow you to heal. Here are five ways you can get over your broken heart this holiday season:

1) Spend Christmas Day with Friends- Doing something fun on Christmas day can make it easier to forget about your ex and spend time with friends.

2) Watch A Movie With Your Family- Just being around family members will make you happy, even if they're not around the person you want to be around.

3) Plan Something For The New Year-Make plans for what you're going to do when this horrible year finally ends by coming up with some New Year's resolutions.

FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Do something new. Maybe it's time for that Christmas present you've been wanting! Or, if there is an activity you always do at this time of year, try doing it in a different way this year. You'll be surprised how much good it can do!

Think about what might make you happy: Make a list of things that would make you happy and hang them on the fridge or someplace where they are easy to see. Keep track of your thoughts as they come up during the day so you don't forget them later. Put those ideas into action when possible. And remember: Things can and will get better!

Your love bounceback is ultimately in your hands. If you decided you want to try again, do so with clarity and insight.

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Lara Livingstone

Time waits for no one and no one understands that better than me, as a digital creator and blogger. If you want to maximize your time, & keep up to date with all the latest travel/life news - check out my articles, products, and reviews

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