How To Deal With The Dark Side Of Life..
This post was inspired by all the pain I’ve seen my loved ones go through, 2019 has been a year filled with love, laughter, and loss. While we are all going through our own personal battles, the pain we are feeling cannot be measured or taken away. We all deal with things differently, some of us have no idea how to handle the pain life is presenting us, no matter what caused your dismay, here’s a few tips on how to deal with it.
Gluing The Pieces Back 💔
Heartbreak is widely characterized by the intense pain of grief, anguish and distress. Mostly associated with the end of a romantic relationship, a broken heart can be felt after any intense emotional stress, such as the death of a loved one or a job loss.
The resulting pain can be so severe that scientists believe the experience is similar to physical pain. In one study, brain activity when seeing a photo of a former loved one resembled that of someone subjected to extreme heat. Plus, emotional health has long been linked to heart disease and the immediate period of mourning is tied to increased blood pressure and heart rate.
Learning how to manage stress and cope with difficulties can strengthen your health, prepping you for when heartbreak strikes – whether physical or emotional. Unfortunately, when it comes to life’s trials and tribulations we have two options… Either face them head on with the tears in our eyes – or – drown in pain that will be harder to deal with later on.
Take Care of Yourself 💕🌹
When dealing with heartbreak, it’s essential to take of yourself. As best you can, create a self-care plan: make an effort to eat especially healthy and
cut out sweets or alcohol. As hard as it may be, avoiding easy indulgences like chocolate and wine or even that blunt you’re relying on can get your body back on track, leading the way for your emotional health.
Allow Yourself to Feel Those Emotions 😢💪🏽
The hard truth of coping with emotional stress is that you have to go through it, not around it. Allow yourself to experience the grief and distress of heartbreak however you best express yourself. Whether mourning a relationship or the loss of a loved one, it’s important to acknowledge the event, no matter how painful it is. Many people find crying to be a valuable release, but ultimately this will be a distinctly personal step. It’s important to remember we must accept what we can’t change, it’s how we deal with the pain that matters the most.
Make Time for Yourself ⏳🌴
Try not to overwhelm yourself with activities after an emotionally stressful experience. While it’s important to meet your responsibilities, avoid immersing yourself in anything that will prevent you from dealing with the heartbreak.
In the aftermath of heartbreak, it’s more important than ever to spend time on yourself. Connect with friends, play with pets or take a personal day to surround yourself with positive vibes. Walking around barefoot at the beach is one of my favorite things to do, using the earth to recharge is one of the best things you can do.
Relax, Meditate and Exercise 🧘🏽♀️✌🏽💞
Emotional stress can easily drain your energy. Exhaustion is a completely normal response to a broken heart and another reason to avoid overwhelming your schedule during a time of grieving. To keep active when you feel extra tired, take a long walk or do some yoga. Deep breathing and meditation are great ways to cope with the emotional stress of heartbreak.