Breakups are very unfortunate events, and trying to move on after that can be quite the challenge. Some people find it so hard to move on after a breakup that they think it is just okay not to move on at all. Other people drown themselves in their work so that they cannot think of those happy memories that now hurt them so much. Distractions are great for people undergoing a breakup. Other people drown themselves in drinking sessions with friends who know how to have a good time only. But why not try to get away from it all in a more literal sense? Places you have never been to or have never known can be a much better distraction. Take advantage of the holidays and take a trip with the following suggestions:
Participate in a Charity Event
Doing what you can to help others who are worse off than you is therapeutic. Look up charity organisations whose events you can participate, such as orphanage parties, soup kitchen feeding days, and senior home special programs. The information of these organisations is available online. Choose an organisation where you think you can be of great help or one you think benefits most people.
Participating in charity events may mean travelling to different places, but the distraction is worth the distance. Besides, even if you do this just for a short time, you will be able to see some changes in the way you perceive your pain. Before you know it at the end of your trip, you have enjoyed so much, and you have not thought about the breakup.
Go on a Trip
With all the tourist packages available this season, go all out and visit another country. A good start-up suggestion would be Singapore since it offers so many wonderful events and venues for tourists to enjoy. Moreover, the country is also well known for being foreigner-friendly and a leader in safety and security for travellers. Buy a Wings of Time ticket to enjoy your stay in the country to the fullest. Wings of Time is one of the world-renowned Singaporean shows. You will not believe the difference it makes to both your heart and soul after a night full of enjoyment at the show.
Reconnect with Loved Ones
Keeping things to yourself will not help. These are moments where it is perfectly fine to turn to others for advice. Find time to go and visit close family members and friends about your situation. Feel free to accept their invitations if they offer to let you stay at their place. You can even plan out a road trip if multiple loved ones sent out invitations for you to drop by.
You will need every possible source of positivity to help you cope during these trying times. Of course, this will not be quick and easy, so do not force yourself. Rather, take your time to rest, relax, and recover. Take that chance to travel. Soon enough you shall be able to start a whole new journey in your life.
Bonnie is always on the road with some amazing adventures ahead. Her favorite continent is South America and she’s passionate about culture-focused traveling and ethical and sustainable tourism. During her time in university as a research assistant for a sociology professor, she realized she can’t fully understand cultures from a safe distance. She quit her job to become a full-time “voluntourist,” which brings her to places where she can immerse in local communities and support their causes. On top of writing, one of Bonnie’s priorities is offering women advice on how to stay safe while solo backpacking.