Breakups, especially the bitter kind, can be hard to handle. Even if the split is amicable, you could find yourself struggling to cope with the missing puzzle piece in your daily life. To help you cope, we’ve made a list of the top five things you should do to overcome your rut and celebrate your new single status!
Take the time to experience all your emotions. Angry, sad or completely confused? Grab a couple romantic films, some snacks and cry it out. Or, if your prefer the less dramatic route, write about it. Either way, make sure to face your initial reaction to the breakup head on.
No more scouring his social media profiles. In order to successfully ditch the past, you need to focus on moving forward without your ex. The last party he was at, his recent raise at work and even his family’s dog dying doesn’t concern you anymore. Delete, delete, delete!
Work It Out
Make your work a priority and add extra exercise in the mix. Sometimes the distraction is much needed, plus the productivity at your job and the results you see in your body will help balance the L you’re taking in your love life.
Who said a little retail therapy doesn’t cure lovesickness? Head to the mall or your favorite online boutique to pick up some new threads. A little bit of poppin’ tags will help you kick your habit of wanting to call your fizzled flame. Although you’ll still miss your old boo (a little), dressing up in some fresh ‘fits will help keep your spirits up.
Girls Night Out
As always, best friends are the best medicine. Visit your favorite haunts with your besties and rock out. The energy (paired with your new ensemble) will have you ready to embrace your newfound single life. Celebrate and smile! (There’s probably a new guys watching!)