Breakups are difficult to handle, whether you or your ex-partner ended the relationship mutually or you’re grappling with the pain of rejection. You’re often in the loop of different emotions such as loneliness, humiliation, distress, disconnection, and disappointment. Getting over the person and the feelings is never easy. Usually, you want to stay cooped up in your room while you keep yourself busy. After some brutal days of being alone, you might realize that you need a new environment for your soul-searching journey, so pack your bags, put your earphones on, and play the Break-Up Playlist on Spotify.
Whitney Houston sings “Where do broken hearts go?” and we answer that with one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines – Boracay. A beach is a place of relaxation and Boracay has the best view when it comes to reconnecting with mother nature’s beauty. Whoever said Boracay is for couples only has never been to Boracay solo. Here are 5 tips on how to heal a broken heart during your break-cation:
1. Be in the present.
You have allocated your time and energy on planning, and now you are at a top resort in Station 1, Boracay. Being present in your surroundings and what you’re feeling is one important step on your journey to healing. Our environment has the power to affect our moods and emotions. Cozy and spacious rooms at Astoria Boracay evoke feelings of vitality, so you can enjoy slowly returning to your happy self, with every day that you are having fun with the activities at the resort.
2. Learn how to be alone.
Maybe you’ve already planned your future and dreams together, and without that special someone, you’re lost in life. Being in a relationship can constrain and limit you, but now you have time to be fully independent and rediscover activities you might have discontinued out of consideration for your previous partner.
If you’re used to avoiding fine dining and world-class restaurants because your partner preferred eating somewhere else, then it’s the best time to treat yourself to good food at Astoria Boracay’s White Café. The delicious offerings, crafted with love and passion by the friendly chefs, are sure to comfort your heart and soul. Enjoy your me time!
3. Reconnect with nature.
Disconnect from social media for a while and reconnect with nature. It’s tempting to check your ex’s accounts from time to time, trying to make meaning out of the posts, and wanting to message him/her. It’s best to unfollow, block, or mute them to avoid this. Take a look around you and appreciate the infinite beauty nature brings. Feel the sand between your toes, hear the crashing waves of the sea, admire the colors of the sunset, inhale the salty sea breeze, and eat luscious food. Develop your connection with nature by immersing your senses during the trip.
4. Use this time to discover yourself.
Traveling pushes you out of your comfort zone and into new experiences. Remember, you’re at a beachfront hotel in Station 1, Boracay, a romantic place to fall in love again. It’s not about rushing into dating but it’s cherishing your surroundings, life, and yourself. Self-reflection empowers you to make better decisions in the future. Reflect on the things you’re grateful for and what didn’t work in your previous relationship. At night, you could enjoy cold and refreshing drinks and live music at White Café. This is the kind of experience that you should savor!
5. Find relief and relaxation
Traveling is a sure catharsis, especially when you are staying at a resort with complete amenities, aesthetic facilities, and accommodating staff. Complete your break-cation with self-care activities you could do at Astoria Boracay such as exercising and taking a plunge in the pristine pool. These activities can improve your mood, relieve stress, and help you sleep better. Try them!
Ultimately, there is no quick cure for a broken heart! It’s an opportunity for you to take a look at life with a new perspective that is outside of your comfort zone. As much as you want to enjoy and forget the pain that you’ve been feeling, you’re in the process of grieving the loss of the relationship and it’s totally normal. You might think Astoria scams you into deciding what’s best for you, but we’re legitimately here to help you on your healing journey.
Find more stunning places that are sure to win your heart when you become part of the leading timeshare company in the Philippines, Astoria Vacation and Leisure Club, Inc. (AVLCI). Best part? Lots of discounts and rewards are waiting for you! So, visit www.avlci.com and become a member today!