Coping with Stress and Anxiety After A Breakup
It is so sad to think that a romantic relationship which started on a high note of love and excitement for each other has to end. Even if one may say that the relationship has gone awry and everything about it is no longer on the right track, a breakup still hurts a lot. It is completely normal to feel this way. You are hurt because you not only lost someone or the relationship but you also lost those dreams and commitments which both of you used to share with each other. These are just some of the many reasons why people go through a lot of stress and anxiety after a relationship breakup. The good thing is that there are many ways to be able to successfully cope with this painful situation and some of these are the following:
Give yourself some time to cry.
Many people try to suppress their urge to cry and try their best not to shed a tear, wrongfully believing that crying will only make them even weaker. However, this should not be the case. If you feel like crying, go ahead and shed an ocean of tears. Crying proves to be a good relief for those negative emotions that are bottling up inside you. When you cry you are giving yourself the chance to express all those feelings of anger, confusion, resentment, regret and fear. Most of all, crying is one good way to relieve yourself from the stress and anxiety brought about by your difficulty in coping with the breakup. But, know that you should not be crying all the days of your life. Cry as much as you want but see to it that you also know when to stop crying. Remember that once you are done crying you have to get up and move on with life.
Aim about “moving on”.
Crying and letting out your emotions to other people may seem to liberate you in some way. But, always remember that your aim for doing such things should be to “move on”. Never allow yourself to get stuck, dwell on your past mistakes or continue to over-analyze the situation. You have to pull yourself together and make a conscious effort, even if it means plenty of painful efforts, to be able to move forward with your life.
Reach out and find support.
Coping with the anxiety of a broken relationship is even more difficult when you refuse to reach out to others. Subjecting yourself to seclusion will only make you even more vulnerable to depression. If you feel like anxiety has become too much for you to contain, call a friend. Ask for some advice or just have someone to talk to and express your emotions without the fear of being judged or misconstrued. It would be wise as well to consult a professional so you could be provided with the much needed help that you deserve. Go out and ask for help. Do not be shy to ask for help and never allow yourself to get drowned in your own negative emotions.
Take care of yourself.
A breakup has never been a valid reason for you to neglect your health. Continue to stick to your healthy diet and your exercise regimen. Keeping yourself healthy will make it easier for you to achieve mental clarity despite all the emotional havoc that you have experienced. Remember that it is just the end of a relationship and your health should not end with it, too. You have to be healthy enough to be able to move on and restructure your goals and dreams in life. Get enough sleep. Sleep is crucial in your battle against all the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Take a break.
Experiencing too much stress and anxiety caused by a breakup becomes even more difficult if you continue to work daily and see your co-employee who happens to be your ex-lover as well. This is when you need to take a time out. File a leave or a short vacation from work. Go somewhere else and unwind. Avoid making major decisions at least two months after your breakup. This is to ensure that you are not making major decisions which you may only regret later when you have recovered from your relationship anxiety.
These are just few of the many ways to be able to cope with the stress and anxiety of a broken relationship. Use the abovementioned tips in conjunction with positive thinking as well as the determination to start a new life.
About the Author:
Ryan Rivera spends most of his time helping other people especially those who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and depression through his writings. You may contact him through his Calm Clinic Twitter account.
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