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Life After a Breakup - Searching Within for the Strength to Move On

Updated: Mar 13

It's perfectly understandable if your recent break up is really taking an emotional toll on you. So much negative energy takes center stage in our lives after a break up and it can be very difficult to overcome it.

However, the good news is there are ways to use your inner strength to help in the healing process so you can move on. Of course, it sounds much easier than it is, but what's important is taking the healing process in stages and only move on to the next stage when you're absolutely ready.

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Try these helpful strategies to reconnect with your inner self and identify the path that will lead you to full recovery and closure:

1. Find a spiritual connection. One of the most effective ways to develop the strength to heal after a break up is to develop your spirituality. Being spiritual involves becoming in tune with the true desires and needs of your soul. Once you've made that connection, you'll likely realize that the relationship was hurting you instead of helping you.

  • Turn to your church to help you find the true meaning of your existence.

  • Read books that help you get in touch with your inner self.

  • Spend time meditating on what's really important to you.

2. Get motivated. A really bad break up can make anybody feel down in the dumps, and that's probably how you feel right now. However, you must do what you can to motivate yourself to move on. What really motivates you?

  • Do you feel motivated when you achieve goals that are important to you?

  • Will successful completions of projects at work or school get your enthusiasm going?

  • Are you inspired by the success of those closest to you?

3. Don't compromise your happiness. If any aspects of your past relationship compromised your happiness, then it wasn't the right relationship for you. Remember that you're a beautiful creation and you're supposed to be happy. Strive for relationships that fill you with joy.

4. Accept support from your friends and family. Relying on those who are most important to you is a great way to gain the strength to heal. They can bring you words and deeds of comfort and kind reassurance. And that reassurance will help to convince you that you deserve the chance to move on from this break up and find happiness.

5. Review what went wrong. Often times, both parties in a relationship are just not compatible. If you spend some time reviewing what went wrong in your relationship, such insights may help you in future relationships. Plus, identifying the flaws will definitely motivate you to move on to something and someone better!

Searching within yourself for the strength to move on after a break up essentially means identifying what you stand for and what makes you truly happy. It also means getting to know yourself better so nobody else can tell you who to be.

Admittedly, break ups are very hard to deal with, but coming to terms with the fact that the relationship is over is the first hurdle to clear. After that, gathering your inner strength and reflecting on your true desires can make it possible to confidently take the next step of moving on.

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