It can be tough to deal with a broken heart. Whether it’s an ex, an almost relationship, or a failed friendship, there are many things out there that can hurt you. But here’s the thing: you have what it takes to pick yourself up and move on, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now. Ask any martial artist who has been training, and you’ll learn that martial arts has helped him or her get through some pretty tough times – and sometimes, this includes heartbreak.
If you’re currently nursing a broken heart, perhaps you should consider going to your nearest martial arts gym for a class. Besides boosting your mood and helping you to get in shape, you will also discover 5 Truths Martial Arts Teaches You About Heartbreak:
1) That you’re not made of glass, even if it feels like it
You might be in a very fragile, broken state right now but martial arts will toughen you up physically, mentally, and emotionally. Even if you don’t feel stronger immediately, you will definitely notice the difference and give yourself a pat on the back after even that one session. After all, not everyone makes it to the gym and powers through such an intense workout!
That aside, martial arts will teach you to embrace your weaknesses by working on them and eventually turning them into strengths. Hence, you will find the strength within you to get through your tough times and overcome life’s obstacles (including your heartbreak).
2) That it’s okay to not be okay
Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned to believe that we have to be okay all the time. The thing is, we’re all only human and we will definitely have to deal with our fair share of bad days. Thus, it is important to understand that and more importantly, to not beat ourselves up when we aren’t 100%.
During your martial arts journey, you will have moments when you’re disappointed, sad, or even heartbroken. The thing is, you will learn to pick yourself up again, accept how you’re feeling and be kind to yourself. (Yes, you’ll eventually be okay again, too!)
3) That what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Like all things in life, you will also have to overcome all kinds of obstacles when you train martial arts. After all, nothing worth having comes easy. Fortunately, martial arts will forge an unbreakable warrior spirit within you, and this will then give you the strength you need to deal with the adversity you face – be it on or off the mats.
Once you understand that you’re so much more than your problems, worries, and struggles, you’ll finally learn that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Hence, you will do whatever it takes to bounce back from your heartbreak and let that build you up rather than tear you down.
4) That you don’t always get what you want
Perhaps you just lost your job or got dumped after a 4-year relationship. Well, as much as it sucks, you need to remember that if everything fell into place just like that, then we would never truly appreciate our victories, or when things finally go our way.
The same goes for martial arts, there will be times when you can’t grasp a certain technique, get stuck in a plateau, or have to deal with a loss. The thing is, you’ll learn to handle these things with grace and try to make the most of every situation. After all, martial arts will teach you to persevere, and that how you ultimately react to what happens is what truly counts.
5) That there are so many better things out there waiting for you
One of the best things you’d get out of your martial arts training is that of optimism. Apart from shifting your perspective to focus on the bright side of life, your training will also give you an endorphin rush – so you will feel much happier and less stressed out after hitting the gym. By training constantly, there’s no doubt that you’ll eventually spot the silver lining even in your heartbreak. Also, you will realize that having your heart broken doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world.
If you’re going through a tough time dealing with a broken heart now, remember that this isn’t going to last forever. It might also help to put on those boxing gloves and hit some bags! Looking to fix that broken heart? Try out a martial arts class today!
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