5 Tips To Help You Get Back On The Relationship Track
We’ve all been in and out of relationships. The healing process is never easy, either. One person may shed tears of dismay over a big bowl of ice cream while another person gets over it by taking out their aggression in the boxing ring.
However you want to look at it, the way we move on from these crumbling relationships is detrimental to how we heal after the breakup.
A lot of people have no clue what to do after a breakup and we all have our own coping mechanisms when it comes to dealing with a breakup but one coping mechanism that people tend to forget about is the world of travel. A good motto to have with life, and especially with love and dealing with a breakup, is “when the going gets rough, get out of the country!”
Traveling Can Be Your New Love
One of the main reasons why people travel is because they need to get away and clear their heads. That getaway can be due to work-related stress, a much-needed break away from the kids, and of course, to get your mind off of a breakup. You might be thinking that traveling abroad would be similar to running away from your problems but that’s not the case at all.
This overseas getaway will allow you to rebuild your self-confidence, clear your mind, and your newfound independence will be your opportunity to grow and truly enjoy the perks of being single… you have to know that being single isn’t all that bad.
If you’ve had or are going through a breakup and have tried everything from ice cream to punching bags and you are still down and out, you could be going about your healing process all wrong. Consider packing your bags and going on a nice trip out of the country. It doesn’t matter where you choose to go but we’ll tell you all the good it can do for you during your healing process.
It’s A Huge Distraction
When you’ve been through a breakup, it’s all you can really think about… it actually consumes some people. You have thoughts running through your mind like:
- Where did we go wrong?
- What could I have done to make things better?
- It’s my fault…
- I should have paid more attention…
Those thoughts are the essence of why you need to travel abroad… your mind needs that distraction. Instead of remaining stuck in your own self-pity and sad thoughts of what could have been, hop in a plane and let that break up eat your dust!
The change in scenery that traveling will give you takes you away from the familiarity of reminders of your breakup such as your living space and even mutual friends. Your journey into unfamiliar territory allows you to get out of your comfort zone, go where no one knows your name, and essentially, create a space in your head to refocus… never underestimate the power of a distraction.
You Get to Meet New People
One of the perks of traveling abroad is that you get to meet new people. The people you meet on these trips can become lifelong friends or they could be someone you share a magical night with. Either way you look at it, your mind will be completely off of your ex; understanding how to let go is the first step, according to Psychology Today.
Traveling is the perfect way to meet new people. You can strike up a conversation with someone on the plane or sit at a cafe an observe passers-by… your options are limitless and nine times out of ten, there are travelers there on the same type of journey as you but you won’t know until you start talking to people.
You Get Back To Yourself
When you’re in a relationship, it’s really easy to get so wrapped up in your significant other (the “us factor”) that you forget that you are an individual. Once that relationship ends, you are thrust back into getting to know yourself again (the “me factor”).
Maybe before you got in a relationship, you used to cook with onions but because your partner didn’t like onions, you stopped cooking with them. Or you’re a huge sports fan and loved keeping your TV on the sports channel but because your partner wasn’t a fan of it, you stopped watching.
It’s things like that, that we give up for our partner because we love them but now that you’re single again, you can get back to yourself and doing the things you love. Just remember to stay true to yourself once you get into another relationship.
Keep Pushing Onward and Upward
Getting over a breakup isn’t an easy task and it’s certainly easier said than done but you have to keep pushing on no matter how hard the journey may be. Take that leap of faith that everything will be okay and jet set off to your next adventure!