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Bad Breakup? 3 Ways to Heal Quickly With Travel Therapy

by Vidya Sury June 2, 2017 11 comments
Why Travel Is Great Therapy for Healing After a Bad Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do. Letting go of a relationship that has seen good times after a breakup 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.

It is time for you to sit down, drink a cup of tea, relax and think about yourself for a moment. 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, after a breakup, 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 from the breakup. 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!

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3 amazing ways to use travel therapy after a bad breakup

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.

GetYourExBackPermanently.com states that reconnecting with yourself is also very important if you want to rekindle your relationship with your ex in the future.

So, tell me, have you ever had to work through a breakup?

What advice would you offer?

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Vishal Bheeroo June 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm

I think breaking the routine works post painful break up and perhaps moving to a new city for work also does the trick. How about dating again and meeting new people. Love all the points you made, Vidya. Yes, to reply to your last question, I am doing good in my space. Cheerz

Debbie D. June 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

You’re so right, Vidya! Getting away from the scene always helps to heal those wounds. Heartbreak is a horrible, emotional pain that most of us experience at some time or another in life. I do believe in the power of a good wallow, however. It’s therapeutic, in my opinion, as long as it doesn’t go on too long. Go ahead and give in to those feelings of grief. Cry, listen to sad songs, eat that ice cream; whatever works best for you. Sometimes, a rebound affair can also be helpful, as long as nobody gets too deeply involved. Great for your self-esteem! 🙂
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kalpana solsi June 3, 2017 at 10:48 pm

After-all, we have only one life….this is so true.

Travel as a wound-healer was unknown to me. new point added, Vidya.

keep away from your sight the vestiges or reminders of the broken relationship at least for sometime. when the wounds heals these remainders will not worry or disturb.

Angel Stew & Devil's Brew June 3, 2017 at 11:40 pm

I have to say, traveling definitely did it for my altho if I had known about that boot camp I’d of liked to have given that a try. – As always Vidya, love your posts. 🙂

Menaka Bharathi June 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Yes i have gone through a break up..and it is actually worst where tears just fall through your eyes with no reason at all…Phewww..but learnt that i need to move on..just move on…Sometimes shopping does work for me…

Sreesha June 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm

The first paragraph is so, so true.
I wish those bootcamps were there where we are – sounds quite good. Until they come up, we could keep taking trips, I suppose 🙂
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Vidya Sury June 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm

I think there are some coaches who have these, Sreesha. But seriously, nothing like solo travel as therapy!
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Sreesha June 8, 2017 at 8:03 am

True! 🙂
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J.H. Moncrieff June 19, 2017 at 10:02 am

So true. Traveling is great for healing so many wounds. It’s balm for the soul.

Ilove September 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Great post. Traveling is imho the best way you can invest in yourself and it really is so soothing for your soul.

Carla Corelli May 12, 2022 at 12:06 am

Travelling is a great healer, but to be honest it has become so much more complicated because of the pandemic that sometimes I feel it is not worth it 🙁 I hope that we will be back to normality soon – I cannot wait to jet off to somewhere beautiful!
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