Although they are sometimes necessary, breakups are never wished for. Although they are sometimes on a light note (which is the best way to close the curtains in a romantic relationship), it’s hypocritical to say that one does not feel any kind of sadness or hurt after a breakup. Of course, breaking up involves heartbreaking too, regardless if it’s a healthy breakup, and more true if it’s a bad one. Here are 4 post-breakup travel tips for (Now) single ladies and gentlemen.
In such chapters of life, you have to move on and keep going without that person you used to share a big portion of your heart with. If things really cannot, do not, and will not work out in that relationship, a time comes when you really have to let go, accept, and move forward even though it’s easier said than done. Still and all, you have yourself whom you need to love better this time. This is your precious time to prioritize loving yourself more, something you might have not done completely while you are busy loving another person.
Resting and unwinding can help you ease and relieve your chest. You should go somewhere for a change in environment. Go on a trip. Travel where bliss can be rediscovered by your heart. You will need some money and time, but it will be worth it because you will do this for yourself. You still have those breakup blues, and you might feel them from time to time, but just keep going and enjoy the time you have traveling. What’s important is you spend time with yourself and give yourself a well-deserved vacation.
Here are 4 post-breakup travel tips for now single ladies and gentlemen!
1. Travel with your friends.
Going through a breakup drains the energy out of you. You need to loosen up, cool down, and take time off. Entertaining yourself and enjoying traveling will let you do those things. You might need the help of other people’s great zest and vibrance, people who understand what you are going through and will help you get a grip. Travel with your close friends!
Plan and prepare a trip, or let them do it if you are still not in the best condition to think about those, yet you definitely need a getaway or luxury escapes. Laugh together. Eat a lot. Explore. Forget the time. Let your worries melt away. Spend time with these people who know how you feel and who will be there for you to stay strong as you have those fresh wounds from your recent breakup. You still have these people who love and care for you, no matter what.
2. Enjoy a solo trip.
On the other hand, you can also go to travel alone. Enjoy a solo trip, a “me time” that you have not had for a long time because you were always with your ex-lover. A solo trip will enable you to feel a sense of freedom because it’s just you, and everything you will do and everywhere you will go depends on you. You are free to decide on your own, and nothing and nobody is going to stop you.
Solo trips enable you to bond with yourself too. Catch up on your personal life. Get to know more about yourself. Re-introduce yourself to yourself. Discover more of who you are, or unravel a brand new and so-much-better version of yourself through your solo trip. This time, it’s about you. Not about anybody else but about you. The main character: It’s you.
3. Do not visit places that bombard you with memories from your ex-lover.
This has to be very obvious, and you have to be out of your mind to ignore this tip. As you travel after your breakup, do not visit the places that bombard you with memories from your ex-lover. Do not even drop by just because you miss the place. Why? You will also miss the memories and the person you are trying so hard to forget. You are beating yourself up and hurting your heart even more if you do that. You are imprisoning yourself in the past and disallowing yourself to take a step forward.
Go somewhere new, somewhere unfamiliar to you. Of course, not a remote forest or a dangerous district unknown to many. I mean, travel to a beautiful place you have not gone to before, especially with your ex-lover. Visit a newly opened tourist attraction. Take a look at the vintage cafe in your city, which you have never tried coming to before.
You are on a fresh start, so seek to find fresh places that can make your heart beat happily again. They are refreshing and stunning, and they are so interesting. You will make new memories there, on your own this time or with your loved ones. And those hot-off-the-fire memories will be so lovely that memories that make you cheerless will be overtaken.
4. Go on exciting adventures.
Breakups naturally sap the happiness and enthusiasm out of you, specifically if it’s a bad breakup. Travel is one of the ways to get that pep back or to at least feel motivated again after the heartbreaks and disheartening things from your previous relationship.
Travel, and go on exciting adventures that make you feel alive! Take on adventurous challenges, astounding nature trips, and one-of-a-kind travel experiences filled with thrill! Just try, and you will realize that you are stronger than you know, inside and out.
Traveling is therapeutic in tons of ways, but of course, it does not guarantee you an instant heart-mending solution to the post-breakup gloom you have. It is only one of the things that can help you de-stress, breathe easily and get back to your senses later on. As you see wonderful works of creation and experience awesome things, your chest will feel light, your head will become clear, and you will realize that life is indeed beautiful, regardless if it’s sunny or rainy.
Little by little, if you cheer up, push on and live life with a fresh mindset and a fresh heart, you will get to another comely beginning soon. Endings are pathways to new beginnings too. Traveling will unravel that for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host, and a voice-over artist. She finds quality and well-researched writing as a worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. Film critiquing and filmmaking are among her interests too. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.