6 Ways Martial Arts Can Cure A Broken Heart

They say that time heals all wounds. But in dealing with matters of the heart, it may prove to be more cumbersome.

Breaking up with someone or having your heart broken might seem like the end of the world at first. Nothing is quite as devastating as feeling as though your heart has been ripped up into tiny pieces. The last thing you want to do is deal with it. All you want to do is to be left alone and retreat from the world.

Whether it was a bad breakup or an amicable one, there’s no doubt that getting over someone you once loved is easier said than done. We at Evolve Daily understand how you feel. We know what it’s like to have loved and lost, so we want to help you get over this hump – today!

In true martial arts spirit, we’ve come up with 6 Ways Martial Arts Can Cure A Broken Heart:

 

1) Go to training!

The Evolve MMA BJJ program is led by the largest and most accomplished BJJ instructor team in Asia.

The Evolve MMA BJJ program is led by the largest and most accomplished BJJ instructor team in Asia.

We understand that working out might be the last thing you want to do. All you want to do right now is be sad and miserable and wrap yourself in blankets till it’s all over. It’s OK to do this for a few days, but you eventually need to get yourself moving!

Attend your favorite Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class and lose yourself in a great session or two. Instead of focusing on your relationship, you can focus on learning techniques and burning some calories – now isn’t that the best distraction ever?

 

2) Surround yourself with happiness!

Evolve MMA Muay Thai Competition Team member Jane Tan takes home the gold!

Evolve MMA Muay Thai Competition Team member Jane Tan takes home the gold!

Nothing feels better than surrounding yourself with teammates and instructors who care about you and your growth not only as a martial artist but also as a person. You’ll be surprised at how supportive and encouraging everyone is!

Whenever you’re feeling down, you know you can count on your teammates to make you forget why you were even sad in the first place. They’ll be there to support you and assure you that everything is going to be OK!

 

3) Help someone in training!

BJJ isn't all about learning techniques, it's about having fun too!

BJJ isn’t all about learning techniques, it’s about having fun too!

Sure, it’s been all about you getting over your ex. Now it’s time to focus your energy on someone else other than yourself – why not help someone in training?

If you’ve been training for awhile, helping someone refine his or her techniques might be the perfect outlet. You’ll forget about your troubles because you’re now focused on someone else!

 

4) Try a new martial art!

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Orono Wor Petchpun does padwork with a student.

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Orono Wor Petchpun does padwork with a student.

When you’ve been in a relationship for awhile, you tend to focus on being a couple rather than yourself. Now is the perfect time for you to concentrate on finding yourself again. Why not try something new in the process? You never know, you might find that perfect martial art for you, or find the perfect supplement to the martial art you’re practicing right now.

  

5) Set new goals

ONE Superstar Benedict Ang is one of the youngest members of the Evolve Fight Team.

ONE Superstar Benedict Ang is one of the youngest members of the Evolve Fight Team.

When you’re in a relationship, your goals might have been pushed aside to make way for quality time with your significant other. Why not refocus and set new goals for yourself? Doing this can help you find your way back to the person you once were and maybe even push yourself to reach higher heights.

  

6) Look back at your amazing martial arts journey!

BJJ Champion Thiago "Guli" Kozama congratulates a student after another challenging BJJ class.

BJJ Champion Thiago “Guli” Kozama congratulates a student after another challenging BJJ class.

After a breakup, the last thing you feel is worthy. It becomes easier to focus on your flaws and you start blaming yourself for things that may not even be your fault. Instead of being that risk-taking, goal-setting martial artist you once were, you slowly find yourself becoming the complete opposite.

Why not look back at your martial arts journey and see how far you’ve come. Nothing’s more motivating than looking back on all you’ve accomplished. Remember, not everyone has the patience and the perseverance to stick it out in martial arts. You’ve come so far, be proud of it. And remember, you did it all by yourself!

 

Feeling down after a breakup is natural, and you might feel like avoiding doing anything at all – but remember, the very activities you’re missing out on might be the ones that might make you feel better. So go on, get to the gym! Now is the time to reinvest in the most important person in your life – YOU!

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