Break-ups are messy affairs and one which nobody asks for. So when things turn sour and relationships end some people are left not knowing what to do in the aftermath, especially those who are left behind. If you’re one of them, fret not for we’ve compiled 10 suggestions that have definitely been tried and tested to deal with breakups. Continue reading on down below.
1. Cry and be done with it
Cry. Just let it go and don’t be ashamed of it. There’s nothing like a good cry to make you feel better. We recommend spending no longer than 3 days doing it (if the need arises) and after you’re done with all that weeping, dry your tears, get up and look forward to a new and fresh day.
2. Write a journal
So the crying hasn’t helped and you’re still feeling down. Write instead. Write down all your feelings and don’t miss out anything. If you don’t have a diary, you can use a piece of paper and after pouring your heart out throw it away and be rid of all that anger and sadness. It’s quite therapeutic so do have a go.
3. Listen to inspiring songs
Stop yourself from listening to sad songs (because it’s so easy to fall into this trap). Instead just focus on inspiring and uplifting songs that encourages you to stand up tall and become the strong woman or man that you already are.
4. Remove all traces of evidence
This is necessary. Bring down pictures, burn old love letters, delete text messages and unfriend your ex on social media. Trust me, this is all for your own sanity and you won’t regret doing it.
5. Start a project
Whether it’s investing in a fitness program like Zumba or even setting yourself a goal like hiking or scrap booking, do it and complete it till the end. Make yourself busy with a task and the sense of accomplishment you get afterwards will boost your morale making you feel good about yourself.
6. Hang out with close friends or family members
So you may have ignored some important people in your life while you were in a relationship. Now is the time to reconnect and spend some quality time with those who really matter. Do something special with them like shop for new clothes or get a manicure. Whatever you do be grateful that there are people who still love you, unconditionally.
Go places. Travelling can widen ones horizon so go and widen yours. Don’t allow yourself to wallow in self-pity and just go somewhere with a trusted companion! Have fun learning about a new place and its culture.
8. Change your hairstyle
This is something you should definitely try. It truly is liberating to see yourself don a new hairstyle. It will increase your confidence, boost your self-esteem and transform you into a new you.
9. Learn a new skill
This can be just about anything under the sun. Keep yourself occupied to prevent your mind from wandering off to him or her. At the end of the day you’ll definitely be a master of something.
10. Meditate and stay calm
This last piece of advice is vital to ensure that you just don’t go mental and blame the whole universe for your broken heart. Believe that everything happens for a reason and above all, stay calm. After all, there are plenty more fish in the sea, right?
So how do you deal with a breakup? Leave your comments down below.