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How Travelling Heals a Broken Heart?

Updated on January 7, 2021

Some of us have experienced breakup at one point in our lives. It is one of the worst and most devastating feelings we could ever have.

When I first had my heart broken, I almost lost any will to live. I didn't know when and how to begin. I didn't know how to live my life again.

One day, I asked some of my friends for advice on how to get over my ex and proceed to living my life normally. Some of them told me to find a new hobby I would enjoy to distract me from thinking about my ex. Others told me to get in shape as endorphins are good for a broken heart. But most of them told me to travel.

When we were still with our exes, we spent most of our time with them. We chose to have quality time with them over going on a vacation with our friends. Our lives revolved around them and they became our world. Their happiness became our priority even if we had to sacrifice ours just to make the relationship work.

Travelling provides an opportunity for us to go out of our comfort zones and gives hope that it can put together the broken pieces of our hearts. We will meet different people, spend more time with our friends and relatives, fall in love with beautiful places and have real fun for the longest time.

It gives a space to distance ourselves from our past memories. We can gain understanding that we don't have any control over some parts of our lives including our relationships. Everything happens for a reason and it is all part of our journey. It helps us gain a clear mindset and make peace with our past.

It makes us independent. For once in our lives after the breakup, we are on our own. We realize what we want in life including our goals and aspirations. We embrace our singlehood and be fine being alone. We get to travel more often, enjoy our own company, and meet different people anywhere we go.

It helps us reinvent ourselves. We learn to trust people again and restore our faith in humanity. We learn to let our guards down and interact with the locals. We learn to make decisions by ourselves like what to eat and where to go. We gain confidence that we can be who we want to be without any care in the world whether or not people will judge us.

It helps us see life in a new perspective. We become grateful for all the things that we have in life instead of focusing on what we don't have. We begin to appreciate the challenges we have experienced and take the lessons with us to be better people.

The world is vast and it's not just revolving around our exes. Life goes on even after a painful episode in our lives. Love cannot just be found in romantic relationships and there is so much things to be grateful for. For every sunset, there is a sunrise. For every heartbreak, there is hope for us to love someone again. For every painful memory, there's beauty that comes from it.

© 2018 Clair Waldorf


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