Get rid of 5 things you never wear to make room for your next shopping trip. Babysit for a friend (toddlers have a funny way of erasing your troubles, even if it’s for a while) 35. Clean the trash out of the car, wipe down that dusty dashboard.
However, that doesn’t mean you can or should let yourself wallow in it. There’s a part of you that, irrationally, hopes that if you can just make the pain go away, then the triggering event will have never occurred and you’ll magically go back to being the person you were that morning/yesterday/last week/whatever. All that numbing yourself is doing is ensuring that you’re going to tear the bandage off painful in the long-run. Another common mistake is to try to repress that come with a breakup in a mistaken desire to “be a grown-up” or “be mature” about it.This, in fact, was a mistake I made after the break-up that set me on the path to who I am today.” letters have skyrocketed lately, and everybody’s hoping I have the magic pill to make them feel better, get her back or at least figure out how to make her so insanely jealous that you can turn around and reject as well as emotionally.
However, while it’s only natural that we try to protect ourselves from being hurt, trying to push the pain away or numb ourselves is actually one of the worst things we can do.
I’ve seen this happen many times with other people as well – they’re determined to make some point about being mature or adult or reasonable and try to pretend that the obvious isn’t true.