Recently my guy of 8 years and I had broken up. If you are reading this, perhaps you or someone you know is experiencing the same. Whether or not the break up was mutual or one sided, if you are at all like me, it can be devastating to learn that your partner has already moved on with someone else. Instead of feeling deflated, the best thing to do is pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Maybe even partake in a LITTLE retail therapy. Notice how I stressed “little”. One word of caution to all of my heart broken sisters; the use of pinot noir while shopping online can result in maxing out your credit card. I highly advise against this under the current circumstances.
If you are committed to moving on and reclaiming your wonderful goddess selves with me, then its time to put down the pepperoni pizza and lets do this! The sting of my break up has left me feeling less than pretty. So my first order of business is to take care of me. After spending a few of months allowing myself to be sad and working through my 5 stages of grief, I am ready to move on to my next phase.
Time to hone in on renewing my body and mind while nurturing my soul. If you only do one thing a day to make yourself feel better, then you are well on your way to a healthier and blissful you. My thing today was Yoga. I took care to really tune in to my breath and poses. On each exhale I focused on releasing a little more pain. On each inhale I breathed in the light of my soul. This simple practice, along with the stretching and poses, helped to change my disposition and set a positive tone for my day. Even 10 minutes of tuning in to one’s self can help to release some of the pain and discomfort we feel from our loss. By the weekend we just might be ready to have a nice evening out with the girls where we don’t feel the need to mention “what’s his name” in a fit sobs and tears.
Tending to one’s self is most important when experiencing a loss such as a break up. I found some wonderful online yoga practice that only takes about 20 minutes. You might enjoy them too.
Yoga For A Broken Heart – Unconditional Love by Yoga With Adriene
Yoga For Weight Loss & Flexibility Day 1 Workout – Fat Burning 20 by Courtney Bell Yoga
I have tried both practices and like them very much.
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In sharing this post I hope to help others deal with the loss of a break up. Perhaps you would like to share your stories. What are some of the things you have done to help you cope with a break up? Will you share them with my readers in the comments section below.