Unfortunately, you cannot spend all your time grieving and will eventually have to pick up the pieces of your life and move on. Yes, it may not be easy and separation might have been the most difficult decision you have ever made but these things need to be done.
Regardless of why and how you separated from your ex, it is important you realize that you can move past all the pain and anxiety. Yes, break-ups are emotionally traumatizing but you cannot allow a past relationship to take hold of and control your entire life. Realize that you deserve better and just have not been able to find your soul mate yet. However, he or she is still out there so you might as well brush yourself up and get out there in the real world as quickly as you can.
Right now, you are probably confused, upset and angry which is why you must avoid making any life altering decision. Do not jump into another relationship or confess your love to your best friend out of fear of being left alone. Decisions that change your life should not be clouded by emotions from your recent divorce or separation. Apart from your love life, do not make any major purchases or attempt to change career path out of impulse.
The few days after a breakup can be spent crying and lazing around in bed but after that you need to step up your game. Involve yourself in more productive tasks and do not skip work to simply walk around at home like a zombie. Your life has purpose and you cannot simply throw it away because of a failed relationship.
As difficult as it may seem, create a new vision of a future you want. Don’t you want to see yourself happy in the next few years, possibly with an amazing job or a devoted life partner? As a human being, you have the power to create a stunning future for yourself as long as you remain determined and work hard. See yourself overcoming the hardships in your way and soon enough you will find yourself across the finishing line.
Stress can have detrimental effects on your physical and mental well-being. When you feel like there is too much going on, simply take deep breaths and calm yourself down. Practice mediation or breathing exercises, joining yoga classes is another great way to combat stress and make new friends at the same time.
Taking deep breaths will instantly improve the flow of oxygen to your brain, causing you to feel at ease. Also, surround yourself in a positive environment where you are not at risk of being judged for your choices. It is best you limit contact with people that cause unnecessary stress and seek support from your loved ones who will guide you throughout the way.