Most of us are experts at knowing when things are broken.
Coffee is leaking out of a mug? Broken.
Your TV is in flames? Broken.
Your forearm was an I but is now an L? Undoubtedly broken.
Things break. We know this.
Unfortunately, many of us are also experts at knowing when our hearts are broken.
We know the feeling. We know the pain. We know the sleepless nights, the unbearable memories, the scars.
Heartbreak is familiar to us. We know it.
And this shouldn’t be.
Because hearts were never meant to break. They were never supposed to fall apart.
Heartbreak wasn’t just supposed to be foreign, it was supposed to be nonexistent.
But it exists. And it is close to us.
And it is something we can overcome.
How do you overcome heartbreak? You F it.
Here are three ways to F heartbreak:
1. Feel. In order to overcome a broken heart, you need to give yourself permission to feel. Give yourself permission to feel sad for no reason. Give yourself permission to feel nostalgic. Give yourself permission to feel weirdly happy, and hopeful, and insecure. Know what you are feeling, and feel it deeply.
2. Forgive. Did someone wrong you? Forgive him or her. And wish him or her the best. Did you wrong someone? Forgive yourself. Forgiveness is the fast-track to freedom.
3. Flee. Flee the feelings that are hurting you. Flee the circumstances that are bringing you down. Flee the people that don’t encourage your spirit. And run towards healing, and joy, and peace. The sooner you can let the past become the past, the sooner your present and future will start becoming enjoyable and desirable.
These are not the only ways to overcome heartbreak. And they will not always work. And they are not always easy or quick things to do.
But they are a start, and they have worked for me.
So go ahead and F heartbreak! Scream it at the top of your lungs, “F HEARTBREAK!”
You might be familiar with heartbreak; become familiar with healing.