It seems like an unrealistic thing, being grateful after your break-up. It’s not. The realisation you are no longer in a committed relationship can be hard. Break-ups are tough, they hurt and can hurt a lot.
Being able to move on from your break-up and be grateful, you need to feel the pain and allow it to come out. You need to trust what you are feeling. Hiding your emotions, and by ignoring them will not allow you to move forward. You need to move forward to live the life you want for yourself. By being grateful for all the amazing things in your life, you will move on from your break-up freely with true love for yourself and life.
Yes, the pain will be there, but at a time of loss, pain and everything else you maybe feeling, you tend to forget about the good that is in your life, the positives, and all the wonderful things around you.
Without looking at the positives in your life, are you really living the ideal life?
Being grateful is truly a healing tool. When you acknowledge the good in your life, you will feel happiness. When you feel happiness your anxiety and stress ease.
PRACTICE GRATITUDE TODAY
Here is a simple exercise...
At the end of the day, write down 3-5 things you are grateful for (for the day). It really could be anything, such as your children, the flowers in the garden, whatever you feel that makes you happy and you can be grateful for. Once you have done this for a week, go back and reflect your gratitude.
Continue doing your grateful list every day.
I recently looked back on a journal where I was writing 5 things I was grateful for at the beginning of my break-up. It reminded me how healing these lists were for me. These lists made me realise I had so much to be grateful for in a time that didn't seem so positive. This positive energy from these lists, really helped me through my healing. It can help you too.
Give it ago and see how you feel at the end of the week. Continue this, especially when you don't feel so good. It will help you, it will lift your spirit and remind you to keep going.
Life doesn't end after your break-up, life is just beginning. Remember you choose how you feel, always x