Saturday, September 19, 2009
Survive A Breakup
Having undergone a recent breakup with my partner, allow me to share some personal tips on How to Survive a Breakup Without Breaking Down:
1. Get busier. Get yourself loaded with more work and appointments. Don't give yourself time to mourn.
2. When you feel that sudden attack of sadness, say you hear your partner's favorite song, create a deep and forceful exhalation -- pump the diaphragm downwards, make a loud thumping sound and the emotional attack will suddenly subside.
3. Instead of focusing on "why" your partner has done the unthinkable. Accept that your partner is imperfect, and just like everyone else deserves forgiveness from his mistakes.
4. Think. Think. Think. When the mind begins to be too emotional, activate the rational brain by analyzing events that happened. In this way, you can avoid the trap of "Life-is-unfair-sequence-of-thoughts"