How Traveling Can Help You Get Over A Breakup
You’ve heard many ways of how to get over a breakup or have read a couple of articles and maybe ate about two jugs of ice cream. Eating ice cream and watching romance movies back to back can only get you so far to make you feel better about your heartache. However, rewatching The Notebook and eating Chinese take out can only help you feel good for so long. It’s time for you to realize a few things and learn how to ease that pain. My answer to that is to travel. Three countries, seven cities and a couple of states later, I’m here to tell you why you should travel if you are trying to get over a breakup.
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It makes you look forward to something
When you are going through a breakup, you might have this aching pain in your chest and it may feel like you are literally dying. It hurts as hell and you think you probably will never be happy again. They say you can’t buy happiness but this is where I believe you can. When you buy a plane ticket, it is going to come with this feeling and experience that you have no idea what is in store. That plane ticket holds an experience waiting for you to go through. It helps make you look forward to something and will help alter the way you see life in this moment. It can hold a level of happiness.
You don’t know what to expect
There is a comfort knowing that you have something to look forward to. There is also comfort at least for me that you don’t know what is going to happen in the next trip. You’re facing pain and sadness of what could of been from that relationship. The ideas and experiences you imagined when you were with them are now gone. However, traveling is different but similar. A breakup is an end to your imagination and ideas of “what could of been” whereas traveling can give you ideas of what could be. You could meet a new friend or an important person along your trip. You can experience something new like swimming with the dolphins or climbing a mountain or see a new popular sight. However you look at it, you don’t know what to expect. And usually when you don’t have expectations, that’s when you have the best travel experiences.
3. It helps you rediscover yourself
After a breakup, there are stages. The one where you are in denial, you grieve, then are depressed then you want to glow up. When you go somewhere and venture off to new places, you are in a stage to reinvent yourself. After going through pain, you want to feel happy again and you want to fulfill yourself. One way you can do that is to go to a new place and go take on adventures that will help you see things in a new perspective. Traveling will help you see things in yourself you didn’t know you had in you. You realize parts in you that you can heal. You also see parts in you that you never thought were there such as patience, resilience, tolerance, thoughtful, adventurous, and even adaptable. You are also able to see these parts and rediscover yourself.
4. You see things like the breakup in a different perspective
When you are going through a breakup, there are three perspectives on it. You, the other person and the truth. Sometimes we want to see what went wrong and maybe blame the other person and sometimes we wear these glasses that we allow us to only see one way. Traveling when going through a breakup will help you see things in a different light. One becomes more open minded because the world is such a bigger place. Usually when I am on a plane I love getting the window seat. I stare out from it during take off and realize how small I-we-all are. You can put things in perspective and see how everything in this world is connected. This relationship holds a lesson and what is it? That is for you to find out.
5. You become ready for the next chapter in your life
When you venture off into your next adventure, you prove to yourself that you are still alive. You are illustrating to yourself that although you have gone through such pain and heartache, you are able to still move on into the next chapter in your life. Traveling will also help you push you to become ready even if you feel like you aren’t. You are in this world for a reason and you are supposed to experience the next chapters in your life. The next chapter can be falling inlove with yourself and heal. Once you have explored and seen life in a different view, you will see that every chapter in your life is here to teach you something. You are exactly where you are supposed to be and you are ready for the next chapter filled with love, fun, healing, adventures and blessings. So go travel and it will help you.