We are sure you know what it feels like to be in a toxic relationship. The friendships, love affairs, partnerships, relationships, whatever you want to call them, start with butterflies and a rush of excitement and then….. fizzle out with you feeling broken and worthless. We know the relationship is falling apart, but we continue to ignore warning signs because we are afraid of being alone. It happens. We understand how difficult it is to cope. Here are some tips on how to heal from toxic relationships.
Sit Down And Feel Your Emotions
You should always try to accept your emotions because if you don’t accept them, you can never heal. That’s why it’s okay to feel different sometimes. Express your emotions. Be honest. Rushing to hide them could make things worse. So, sit down and feel your emotions, try to understand them. Feel everything - even if it hurts.
Take A Social Media Detox
Don’t send that text! We understand the urge to check up on them and how it is irresistible, but don’t, it is only going to hurt your emotions. Taking a break from social media is probably the best thing you can do. So take some time off and clean it up!
Take Care Of Yourself
You need to take care of yourself, because if you don’t, who will? Taking care of yourself is the other aspect of healing. We want to help remind you to take good care of yourself, especially in these times as it can have a devastating effect on your health. You are the most valuable tool in your toolkit, so don’t neglect yourself. Getting the right nutrients and good sleep is very important for good health.
Meet Your Favourite People
Being around loved ones not only makes you feel good, but it also makes you heal quicker. Spending time with your favourite people helps you feel so much better. If you have time, plan a dinner or a weekend getaway. These moments will help you to improve your mental health and ultimately your physical health as well. So why not take the time to spend with people whom you love, even if it's only for an hour?
Do Things You Love
We all have activities we love doing. These are the activities that get us through life. Pick up on the activities you left and they will improve your mood and mental health. Whether it is reading, swimming, or spending time with your family. You can also start a new hobby or the class you have been dying to try!
Try To Journal
Journaling is one of the best ways to let out your thoughts and feelings. You can write or draw whatever that is going on in your head. Journaling can help release stress; it is one of the most popular ways. When writing about something that has caused you to be stressed, many things will just “flow” out of your mind onto the paper. The old-fashioned way of writing through pen and paper can be a therapeutic outlet for pent-up emotions.
Seeing a therapist is nothing to be apologetic about. It is great that you have the insight to know something might be wrong and want to get help. Don’t let your feelings of insecurity or fear dictate your decisions any longer. Therapy is a great way to feel better and solve existing problems that keep popping up over and over again. It is a safe space that helps you talk through your problems in an honest way. Therapy can help you change your life for good.
Trust The Process
It can be tough to endure and progress through these phases, and we know that. But the most important thing you should remember is to trust the process and have patience – things will get better with time. Take it one day at a time. You are doing great!
Also read: How To Get Out Of A Toxic Relationship
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