Thursday, May 17, 2012

Working is hard

So in my quest to be a professional writer, I accepted a job with a small starting website. They paid per article, and didn't pay that much, but it would add up to a nice little bonus in addition to whatever minimum wage job I got. Plus, experience.

I wrote ~40 articles for this site in the past few weeks (not very long articles obviously) and only 5 were accepted.
For those 5 articles, I got paid $20.
Not. Worth. It.

So you, wonderful (and currently imaginary) readers, get the leftover 30some articles. One a week, every Thursday, because I'm trying to add something to this blog beyond just me whining about my ex and hoping to get someone new.
Although I'll keep whining. (Today I had a computer issue and Mike was the one I turned to when I had issues and I miss him)

Today's article is something fitting for this blog:

5 Tips to Recover From a Broken Heart

Let’s face it: heartbreak sucks. No matter how old you are or how many relationships you’ve been in, when your heart is broken it can be the worst emotional pain you’ve ever felt. Your world is turned upside down, and you don’t know if you can ever get over it.
You can move on from the pain. You can heal your broken heart and get your life back. Here are some tips on how to do this.
Surround yourself with friends
Your loved one may have hurt you, but your friends will continue to support you. They’ll be the ones listening to your problems and telling you that this person who broke your heart is not worth it. You may not believe what they say right away, but having their support is better than being alone with your thoughts. Their words will make sense in time, and you’ll appreciate that they’re there for you.
Don’t try to control your thoughts
You may find yourself fantasizing about your lost love, and then you may find yourself trying to stop thinking about him or her. You can’t force this. If you tell yourself not to think of something, you’ll soon realize it’s all you can think about. (Don’t believe it? Try to avoid thinking of a white bear.) Instead of forcing your thoughts, when you find yourself daydreaming, just distract yourself from them. You’ll forget about the fantasies.
Rediscover yourself
Do you have any hobbies that you gave up for this man or woman? Now’s the time to go back to them. If you loved playing video games but your girlfriend hated them, you’ll soon stop thinking about her if you’re playing Diablo III. If you loved writing but your boyfriend never bothered to read your work, funnel your pain into writing a novel. You’ll feel great when it becomes a bestseller and you dedicate it to anyone but him.
Don’t isolate yourself
It’s easy to say now that you hate men/women. You’ll take negative attributes of your loved one and paint them onto everyone of the same gender. This is an extremely pessimistic view, and one that can be avoided. Don’t go out and try to date new people right away, but get out in the world and make new friends. Remember that this person who broke your heart is just one person, and not the world.
Forget about him or her
You may want him back. You may hate her now. This person is constantly in your thoughts now, and you can’t get over them if you keep thinking about them. The easiest way to forget is cut them out of your life. Pack away everything he gave you—don’t throw it out, just hide it from your view. Change her name in your phone to ‘Do Not Call’. This will be hard at first, but in time, you will forget, forgive, and move on.

now to take my own advice, huh?

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