Breaking up is hard to do. Letting go of a relationship that has seen good times is painful. However, sometimes, it is the wisest decision to make, especially if holding on for the sake of holding on is only going to make both miserable. And why be miserable?
But no matter how wise that decision, it is not easy to move on after a breakup. Friends who care will advise you to take a break to take your mind off the situation, and work on a way forward while you recharge your batteries. Nothing like keeping yourself occupied to facilitate this.
I am sure everyone, at some point of time or other, goes through the unpleasant business of having to say goodbye. I am no exception. One of the things that has helped me most effectively is travel. I’d say it is therapeutic in healing those emotional wounds. Of course, one’s first instinct is to just want to lock oneself up and be left alone and wallow in those feelings of hurt, with a lot of crying thrown in. But that doesn’t help in any way in the long run—the only outcome is a bad cold usually and feeling worse—two things you do not need right now.
So, indulge for a few moments in sulking over the whole thing, and then, find positive ways to move ahead. After all, we only have one life. Why spend more time than is absolutely necessary in being sad?
Here are three amazing ways to use travel therapy to overcome a troublesome breakup and speed up the healing process. I know there are many ways to “get over it” but travel is my personal favorite! Show yourself some self-love . . . because you deserve to be happy!
Join a breakup boot camp and get your mind straightened out
Your heart and your body sometimes need to get a bit of a reboot to help you get over a tricky relationship ending. Mingling with people who are in a similar situation while being led by some holistic professionals, might be just the tonic you need.
The Breakup Bootcamp wellness retreat is a good example of the sort of support options you can find to help you come to terms with the turmoil you have had to contend with in your personal life, while taking a holistic approach to putting your mind and body into good shape to move forward.
We all respond differently to a relationship breakdown and you might opt for anything from hypnosis to yoga to get your mojo back and move on. If you decide to choose a venue that is specifically designed to support you in such difficult circumstances, it might help you to return to normal quicker than you thought possible.
Get away from your routine
So maybe you don’t want that specialist approach and intervention in mending yourself after that relationship bombed. Fair enough. Do remember, though, that removing yourself from your usual environment can help tremendously—which means getting away from the routine, if only for a short time. Here’s where travel comes in: it could be one of the most spiritually cathartic things you can do in these circumstances.
There’s a lot to be said for immersing yourself in a totally different culture and soaking up some sun or taking in new sights that can inspire and repair your body and soul.
There is this useful app on Google Play that can give you an insight into the local conditions of where you are headed, the weather, etc. which will help you plan ahead. Unless you’re crazy about rain, most people prefer sunshine. Also, great way to get your dose of vitamin D. Cheers you up, you know!
Reconnect with yourself
Taking on a new adventure is definitely food for the soul, and even though you might be feeling heartbroken after your traumatic relationship breakdown, planning a trip could be the best solution to repairing that damage. Why? Because you will enjoy new experiences, and change your perspective on what happened.
When you take yourself out of that comfort zone and step into a situation where you have to rely on your own intuition, you will rediscover yourself, and probably see a side of you that you forgot during that old relationship. Truth! So, reconnect with yourself via travel. Take the positives from your trip. It will take you to a better place in your mind, and steer you towards happiness. I personally vouch for solo travel, having gone on several trips on my own. It put life in a whole new light, and perhaps the best takeway—at least for me—was this: it is a big Universe out there, and I am but a small part of it. Very humbling.