Putting an end to a relationship dramatically impacts the mind and body but there are reliable ways to get over a breakup that will help you feel better fast.

Whether the relationship lasted a short while or seemed like an eternity, breakups can leave you feeling heartbroken, lost and even physically and mentally ill. A breakup launches you into an unknown and alien territory. A breakup can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences in your life.

Whatever the reason is for the breakup, the collapse of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and give room for all sorts of painful and unsettling emotions. Everything seems disrupted: your routine and responsibilities, your home, your relationships with friends and extended family, and even your identity will become upset and confusing.

A breakup also brings uncertainty and doubt about the future. You tend to ask yourself: What will life be like without your partner; will you find someone else to love you as your ex-did; will you end up being alone. These uncertainties can often seem worse than being in an unhappy relationship.

There is no magic way to get over a breakup

But there is an alternative to it; having healthy coping mechanisms in place is crucial to getting over your ex and moving on in life with strength and grace.

The loss of your relationship may make you feel confused, isolated, and dreadful about the future. But there are a lot of things you can do to cope with the pain and to also get through this challenging time, and most importantly move on with a renewed sense of hope and positivity. And don’t ever be a doormat again.

The top 4 ways to get over a breakup:

1. Stay away from your ex

It is okay if you want to be friends with your ex, but you have to break away from the relationship. Don’t be a stalker to your ex. It makes you look weak, cheap and dependent. It is understandable that seeing your ex may happen, but try as much as possible to avoid personal contact with him or her. And don’t play the blame game.

Breaking up means not seeing each other often as before, not being around his/her family members, no phone calls, no e-mails, no text messages, no direct messages on Twitter or Instagram. You don’t have to have stop talking to your ex forever, but you do need to cut all means of communication for as long as it takes to get over your ex completely. And if you have to see your ex, keep the conversation minimal.

2. Be active

Just because you are experiencing a breakup doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love. You have to be active if you want to cope and get over a breakup. You can involve your body in some physical exercises: getting your endorphins thrusting through cardio training is the most prescribed way to get over a breakup; also going for a run can help to lower your stress levels and improve cognitive functioning to boost your mood.

Do the things you love: You can treat yourself to something that makes you feel good, whether it’s a cup of coffee with a friend or a massage or going to the movies with your girlfriends. You can get a new hairdo, go on a field trip with friends, or just catch up on things you’ve always wanted to do. You should spend your time focusing on getting a promotion or doing well on that tough course you’re taking.

Self-care and being active is essential to the restoring process, and doing things that make you smile, can help you heal your wounded heart.

3. Move on by surrounding yourself with the ones you love

The only way to completely get over a breakup is to reinvent yourself. You have to consider moving on or else you will be pained, jealous and wounded once you see your ex-moving on and you are still on the same spot trying to figure out where it all went wrong. As you consider who to talk to or reach out to, make sure you choose wisely, surround yourself with people who are optimistic and who genuinely listen to you.

Try to make new friends and also support your future by spending 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. And heal your heart with the right thoughts.

4. Stand by your decision

If the breakup was your idea and decision, you have to stick by your decision. Don’t be wishy-washy. You have to keep it in mind that if you focus all your energy on the good times, you had with your partner; it might cause you to forget the reasons why you split.

Never second-guess the breakup if it wasn’t you who caused the breakup. Whenever you feel like you need your ex, briefly reflect back on his/her toxic features that initiated the breakup in the first place.

Author Bio:- Sylvia Smith is a relationship expert with years of experience in training and helping couples. She has helped countless individuals and organizations around the world, offering effective and efficient solutions for healthy and successful relationships. Her mission is to provide inspiration, support, and empowerment to everyone on their journey to a great marriage. She is a featured writer for Marriage.com, a reliable resource to support healthy happy marriages.