We all go through things in life that can break us. The hardest part of being broken is, picking yourself back up and moving on to be the best version of you that you can be.
No matter how hard life gets we all must change in order to grow, there is no getting around it. If you hold on to your past and your pain for too long you will waste away. Below you will find 28 things that will help you take control of your life and welcome you on the path of putting yourself back together.
28 Ways to Reclaim Your Life After Being Broken:
1. Go on vacation and clear your head
Get out of the house for a few days if possible. Take time to let yourself calm down and get to know yourself on a deeper level. Don’t let what you have gone through define you.
2. Get in shape
With a healthy body comes a healthy mind. The more fit you are the better you will feel. Don’t say you’re going to exercise, actually do it.
3. Meet new people
Find new people that have similar interests with you. We are never too old to make friends. As human beings, we need other people around at least occasionally.
4. Reevaluate your life
Really think about your life in general. Look at where you have been and where you intend to go. Don’t let the world hold you back.
5. Be open and honest with yourself
Don’t trick yourself into believing something that is not true about you. Take care of yourself and remember that you matter. The more honest with yourself that you are the better.
6. Remove negative people from your life
Negative people have no place in your life, you deserve only the best. If someone is holding you back or not supporting you in the ways they should cut them out of your life.
7. Reach out to people who have been through what you are going through
Find other people who have been through similar situations to you. These people will be more than willing to help you through the tough times. They know your struggle all too well.
You will be surprised how amazing decluttering your life can be. Get rid of anything that you don’t want or need. You deserve a comfortable space to call your own.
9. Spend time with good people
Stop wasting your time on the wrong people. Spend time with people who love and care about you. Stop letting bad people occupy your mind.
10. Find something you enjoy doing
Find something creative and fun to occupy your time. It is important to stop getting by living your life unhappily. You deserve so much more, you deserve to be happy!
11. Seek validation but not from others
Find a healthy means of validation, but never look for it in other people. Know that you are making progress and growing. Don’t just assume, know.
12. Start positive habits
Do more positive things in your life. Start your day in a good way rather than a bad way. If you roll over and think ‘damn I wanna go back to bed’ try thinking ‘good morning world what do you have to offer me today?’
13. Cut out bad habits
Cut out any bad habits you may have. These bad habits are only holding you back and keeping you from reaching your full potential.
14. Get and keep your finances in order
Set a budget and stick with it. While this may be hard at first it will benefit you greatly in the long run. You can do this, believe me financial stability feels wonderful.
15. Eat healthier foods
Eating healthy is not just good for your body, it is also good for your mind. Even if you do this for just a few months you will notice a huge difference. I love healthy foods!
16. Forgive yourself
Forgive yourself for anything that may be bothering you. We are all only human, we make mistakes. You are not the only person who has gone through these things and you will not be the last.
We are all only human and as I mentioned above we all make mistakes. You are not perfect and neither is anyone else. You aren’t forgiving them for them, you are doing it for you.
18. Tell your story
Own your story, tell all who need to hear it. You are better for what you have been through. Your past is nothing to be ashamed of.
19. Take care of yourself
Above all else make sure you are taking care of yourself. You matter, don’t let anyone make you think otherwise. If you need a day of pampering take one!
20. Make sure your outward appearance reflects who you are on the inside
Be true to yourself on all levels. If you don’t feel like you are supposed to in your body make changes as you see fit. If you want to dye your hair green, do it.
If you hate doing something stop doing it. We don’t ‘have’ to do everything that we actually do in this life. If you hate your job find a new one!
22. Allow yourself to truly let go
Really let go of all that has been holding you back. Learn how to move forward in life, and don’t be a product of your past. You can do this.
23. Allow yourself time to relax every day
Take time to relax each and every day. I take about 20 minutes a day to meditate after taking a long relaxing shower and it helps tremendously. Something that small can make a huge difference in your life.
24. Learn something new
We are never too old to learn new things. Take time to improve your mind as well as your soul. You can benefit greatly from challenging your mind.
25. Learn to walk away
Learn that it is necessary sometimes to walk away. If something or someone is no longer benefiting you move on. This life is too short to waste your time.
It is okay to have lots of friends, and it is okay to have very few friends. Set boundaries in your life that will allow you to maintain yourself on a level that is necessary. For instance, if you don’t like when people come over unannounced, don’t answer the door.
27. Do something that you think is ‘scary’
Overcoming a fear is one of the best ways to grow. You will feel amazing after everything is said and done.
28. Stop, take a step back and look at how far you have come
Be proud of where you have managed to get in this life. You have made a huge step forward and are doing great. You deserve so much in this world, make sure that you make the most of every second you are given.