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  • Writer's pictureR T

My heart is not a toy!

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

When we met, you promised to protect my heart. So I gave you the key. When you ask me to trust you, I gave you my trust. It was stolen away. When you asked me to share, I opened up, letting my guard down like I had never done before. When you asked about the essence that was my soul, I showed you all that was hidden behind the vale.

The failed and broken promises of love profoundly impact our very souls. How does one recover from the damage to the brain and the impact on your health? What can you do to begin the healing process? As I sit in the airport watching people wondering how many people have experienced this phenomenon called a broken heart.

When their hearts are broken, many don't survive the trauma of the heart being shattered into a million pieces. My Dad is an example succumbing to a broken heart. He never recovered from the death of my brother.

So there are various types of broken hearts, and not all have to do with a relationship. We need to guard our hearts at all costs. You can not trust your heart with just anyone.

But this process is sometimes unknown. People don't always show who they are or do they? Are we ignoring the red flags? Are we not listening to our inner voice or God's voice?

When dealing with a broken heart, this process is different for everyone. It also depends on what caused your heart to break. Relationship healing is different from grief heartbreak, healing from disappointment and heartache. Regardless of the situation, the first thing to do is forgive yourself. Once you forgive yourself, do some self-care and seek the help of a professional. It is critical to take the time to heal. Get to know you again.

Here is a list of activities you might find helpful:

  1. Pray, meditate, and learn to practice self-love

  2. Journal- Write down how you are feeling about your circumstance(s)

  3. Cry- it does help. Release those emotions

  4. Workout- set a fitness goal for yourself

  5. Speak to a professional

  6. Plan a trip to a resort to help rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul

  7. Start a hobby

  8. Make a new plan for what to do next

  9. Practice saying a daily affirmation

I hope this list helps to open up the many opportunities available to help with the healing process. Know that you matter and it has to start with you. And if needed seek the help of a professional.

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