4 Ways Traveling Can Help Heal Your Broken Heart

4 Ways Traveling Can Help Fix Your Broken Heart

Recovering from lost love can be very difficult particularly to people who gave their all, who didn’t see it coming and who were not ready to let go. Going through the pain and misery is like having your head under water; you can only try to hold your breath long enough because if you don’t, you won’t make it out alive.

Travel Alone
Travel Alone

If there was one piece of advice I would give to someone, who is experiencing a periodic despair or dealing with a broken heart, it is to take a journey out somewhere and take a chance to experience new things. Seeing the world allows you to experience life in so many exciting different ways. Here are 3 wonderful things traveling can do to help heal your heartache and emotional pain.

#1) It Lets You Live Your Life in the Present

Deciding that you don’t want to be stuck in the same situation anymore also means that you’re starting to move on. When you stop identifying yourself with your past, you are actually living your life in the present. Not staying in one place is also choosing not to dwell on your sorrow. This, however, doesn’t mean you’re running away. It’s more of coming to a realization that it’s about time you try to let go, learn new skills, meet new people and create new memories.

Be One with Nature
Be One with Nature

#2) It Reminds You that Life Isn’t that Bad

Aside from opening your eyes to the beautiful things around you, traveling also lets you view new cultures, gives you new perspective and allows you to discover interesting things. Studying stories of other people and places broadens your outlook, teaches you to appreciate little things that you used to ignore and helps you remember the value of life. When your mind is open, you are empowered with the ability to overcome troubles and challenges that others frown upon.

#3) It Helps You Become Independent

It is true that we never know what we have until we lose it; but it is also true that we never know what we’re missing until we experience it. When you’re in a relationship for a long period of time, it could be really difficult to see the advantages of being single. However, taking a trip lets you experience the benefits of gaining back your freedom such as indulging to simple pleasures, never having to explain yourself and not worrying about someone getting jealous. Furthermore, whether you’re traveling alone or enjoying outdoors with your friends, you’ll realize that you don’t need a partner to be happy and that you are very much capable of creating beautiful and unforgettable moments on your own.

#4) It Allows You to Reconnect With Yourself

Exploring different places strengthens your spirit and makes you a better person. It teaches you to be calm when dealing with unexpected situations especially when things don’t go your way for example last minute changes in transport schedules and coping with misfortunes such as losing your passport or having your wallet stolen. Your experiences help you become a positive thinker and in effect, it makes it easier for you to adjust and be flexible when things don’t turn out exactly the way you planned.

Have Fun under the Sun
Have Fun under the Sun

This is not to say, however, that everything is going to be alright when you come home from your trip. Traveling doesn’t hold a promise that it would fix your broken heart nor it delivers a guarantee to make your pain go away. There’s no amount of distance that can cure your heartache because healing only starts when you decide to go through the process.

On the other hand, this only goes to show that the world doesn’t stop just because you got a broken heart, it continues to revolve and so should you. Though the best way to move on is to deal with your feelings head on, traveling presents you the best option to see the other side of life that is actually beautiful and that is meant to be enjoyed.

Have you ever tried taking off on an adventure after a break-up? Share with us your experience and feel free to leave your comments below.

Written by Pinay in Trinidad

Anne Cacherell is a freelance writer who loves to write about inspiring and interesting stories for healthy public consumption. She is currently based in the twin tropical island paradise of Trinidad & Tobago.

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