The process of a heartbreak is a painful one. Different people react to it differently. Here are 8 ways How bodies respond when you go through breakups.
How bodies respond when you go through breakups
All of us at some point in our lives have experienced heartbreaks from breakups. Suddenly, it seems like the end of the world, and we are flung into a dark vortex of not knowing what to do next. A year later we would look back and laugh at how silly we were, but in that one instant you wish you were dead. Ever wondered what triggers these emotions during that point? Here are the usual 8 ways How bodies respond when you go through breakups.
Although there has been no physical pain afflicted on you, suddenly you feel nausea, headaches, fever, stomach aches. It’s your bodies way of dealing with the emotional stress. Physical pain expresses itself through different body parts, in varying degrees.
Suddenly food may seem like the least or the most important thing in the world. Breakups usually result in extreme weight loss or extreme weight gain, depending on the kind of person. Some people like to fill up voids in their lives with food, by eating through their sorrows. Some people refuse to eat anything, because they have lost the will to live.
Inability to Focus
You are constantly occupied with the heartbreak, going over each minute detail repeatedly. You walk into a room and forget why you did at all. You start becoming absent minded and lose focus. You start suffering from low attention spans, as this begins to affect other spheres of your life like work or school.
A sound sleep is a sign of a mind at peace.
Like loss of appetite, this is a very common side effect of a breakup. You lie in bed thinking over the heartbreak and the loss of a person in your life. Sleeping or getting any rest seems like the most difficult thing to do, although sleep can do wonders in calming down a stressed mind and a broken heart.
You are at your worst during the heartbreak. Any offbeat comment can lead to a breakdown easily. Things that did not bother you before, will make a deeper impact and leave you in anguish.
People going through heartbreaks tend to spend a lot of time alone. They are aware that they are vulnerable at that moment, and have zero desires of socialising with anyone. The tendencies are to lock yourself up in a room, and brood over the heartbreak because your mind has been primarily occupied by that one thing.
You were used to a person being in your life. Suddenly there is a vacuum, and with that, immense pain. You have withdrawal symptoms where you end up staring at your phone for hours, looking at old photographs, dialling his/ her number and disconnecting before the ring went.
The one constant feeling with heartbreaks is the feeling of worthlessness. Low self-esteem and even lower confidence makes you believe that you are all alone in this world with many flaws. You loath waking up in the morning and spend more than usual time staring at yourself in the mirror, thinking that life will never get better than this for you.
No matter what, always remember that you will be alright and that everyone undergoes heartbreak. We all have different ways of coping with it. If it seems like something you cannot handle, do not feel ashamed to seek professional help. There is no shame in seeking help for mental health, which is equally and if not more, important as physical health.