Places to Heal a Broken Heart
As someone who just recently ended a relationship with a partner, I know well enough how painful and isolating a break up can be. When someone that we thought was “the one” leaves our life, we feel lost. Abandoned. What was once a happy home full of giggles and kisses is now just a grey room that reminds you of the loneliness that seems to have no end.
After months or years of a strong bond, the feeling of emptiness may be paralyzing. Broken relationships makes you feel worthless as a person, but trust me, that is far from the truth. So how do you deal with the situation? To heal a broken heart, different people may require different approaches. Some may take up cooking classes, others may spend an entire week binge watching their favorite movies while eating cookie dough on the couch, while others — you guessed it — they go see new places.
Traveling is perhaps one of the healthiest, most effective ways of healing a broken heart. Why is that? Maybe it’s the new sights, sounds, and experiences. It could be the distraction of being in a different place. Or it could simply be being due to being far away from home — the place where you both spent so much time together. In that light, here are the top 3 places to Heal a Broken Heart.
#1. The Himalayas
After days or weeks of bawling your eyes out to the tune of Rihanna’s “Take a Bow”, you may feel like you’re facing a mountain too large to scale. The overwhelming hurdle pain may want to to just roll into a ball and disappear, but you know that doing so won’t help. Instead, why not climb the mountain? Literally.
The Himalayas is the sixth longest mountain range in the world and it spans five countries: China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bhutan. Nothing beats the fulfilment you feel after reaching its peak. Also, you won’t have the time to think of your ex when you’re focusing on not rolling down the snowy slopes.
#2. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is not only for the otakus, but for the broken hearted as well! The bustling capital of Japan has everything you need when it comes to getting over a breakup. Need something sweet? Buckle up because Tokyo is not only known for the ultramodern tech stores but also for the wide selection of dessert shops and cafes. Forget about your diet for a while, just let your heart indulge in the sweet layer cakes in Echire, or grab a cup of gelato in Eataly Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi. You’ll certainly feel a lot better!
Breakups are not only bad for your mind, it also physically taxing. Many of us tend to forget to take care of our bodies after we suffer a break up. If, after your crying marathon, you feel like you need a full body massage, then book a flight to Thailand! There are literally hundreds of spas in this tropical paradise, and we guarantee that a nice, authentic back rub will leave you feeling fresh and ready to take on the dating scene once again.
No matter where you decide to go, don’t forget to TREAT YO’ SELF. Instead of sitting alone inside your dingy apartment for days on end, go out! Invite your friends, go see a movie, visit a resort, or book a ticket to the destinations mentioned above. Now that you’re single, you’re free to do whatever, and whoever you want! *wink wink*