Your friendships are going to be a major component of how you release that stress and recover.
If you don’t have close ties, then it’s time to forge new ones.
There’s pressure to find A Relationship, at any cost.
As a result, we end up being uncomfortable with the idea of, well… And so we keep throwing ourselves at the problem, and then wonder why it leaves us feeling like ten pounds of shit in a five pound sack.
You want to find the things that speak to you, that fill you with joy and a sense of awe with the universe.
This might mean religion and feeling connected to a higher power.
It feels like the voice of experience telling you that there’s no point.
It’s the feeling that you’ve been doing as much as you can and there’s nothing left When you’re facing dating burnout, you start to lose your drive.
The more meaningful connections you have with others, the more your stress will melt away.
And while you’re at it: Undoing the damage that dating frustrations can do to your heart and soul takes more than just rest and beers with the guys. So to start with, it’s time to watch your diet and get back on the exercise track.
Taking the step of saying “no”, saying “I’m going to stop for now” is almost radical.
Opting out of dating, if only temporarily, goes against the cultural narrative.
So you are going to want to reconnect with your friends, your family, your Team You.