Break-up can be devastating. There is nothing as sad as sharing a time of your life with someone and suddenly, you have to forget that person at a point in your life as a result of break-up. Most relationships with full commitment end up in breakup which can lead depression.
The depression that comes after a break-up can feel so heavy and difficult that no one else can possibly understand what you are going through. Depression can be prevented after a break-up. Below are few ways to prevent depression after a break-up.
UNDERSTAND THAT IT WILL TAKE TIME TO HEAL UP AND FORGET.
know that it will take time to heal up and forget about the break up. Especially if the relationship was long-term, this will be a difficult and probably a long process. Expect that, and give yourself as much time as you need to heal/recover. Knowing that it will take time to heal up prepares you mentally and prevent depression.
UNDERSTAND THAT THE EMOTIONS YOU FEEL AT THIS TIME IS NORMAL.
Don’t beat yourself up, your feelings or anger/frustration and sadness are natural and normal. It is absolutely normal to feel this way after a break up. It will take time to get over how you feel now.
Cry if you need to. Go ahead and cry, use a whole box of tissues and feel miserable for a while. It’s okay. You’re entitled. But eventually, you do need to pick yourself back up and move on. Life will go on, and believe it or not, so will you.
HIDE EVERYTHING THAT IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO SEE RIGHT NOW.
Take everything that reminds you of your ex (pictures, letters, keepsakes) and put it all in a box. Then put the box someplace far away like high up in your closet. Don’t throw it away, you may regret it later. Just keep it stored someplace safe, but don’t keep re-reading and looking at it all right now and make yourself miserable. Just put it away for now and give yourself a break.
TRY TO KEEP A REGULAR SCHEDULE AS BEST AS YOU CAN.
It’s going to be hard at first, but you may have to force yourself to eat regular meals and sleep regularly. This too will take time, so be patient with yourself. Go to work at the normal and continue the normal daily routine.
TRY TO GET YOUR MIND OFF OF IT.
Go out and do something you enjoy, like a hobby you have always loved, whether it’s biking or karate or drawing, playing guitar, etc. Make sure you are focusing on the activity and the joy that it brings you, thereby distracting yourself.
ENJOY SPENDING TIME WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL IN YOUR LIFE.
Spend lots of time with your friends and family during this time. They will be your support system as you deal with the aftermath of the break-up. Did you see some of these people much during the relationship? If the relationship was intense and long-term, chances are you have not seen some of your friends or maybe even family for months. Take time to spend quality time with them and do something fun.
Make sure your friends and family know what happened, and ask them to be a support system for you, to help you through this difficult time.
ACCEPT THE END OF THE RELATIONSHIP.