HOW TO GET OVER A BREAKUP
BREAKUPS– most of us have been through one. Some breakups are quick and
painless, others gut-wrenching, and destabilizing. But what should you do after?
When you can’t stop thinking about the person who broke your heart, how do
you actually move on? There’s literally no better time to rebrand you than after a
breakup. Sure, it sucks, and you definitely have to take the time to mourn the
relationship—you are losing someone who was consistently in your life. But you
don’t have to continue to dwell on the breakup when your best self is waiting.
Here’s a list of the most practical, beneficial ways you can fully get over that
heartbreak—and we promise, you’ll come out better than before.
HANG OUT WITH LOVED ONES
It can be tempting to push people away when you’re in a bad emotional state,
but having daily interaction with at least one person who loves and supports
you post-breakup can be a great reminder that you’re not alone. Spend time
with your loved ones. Go out with your friends, spend more time with your
family. Try to focus on being present with your loved ones and try not to spend
the entire event rehashing the last six months of your late relationship.
SPEND A LOT OF TIME OUTSIDE
It’s a cliché, but fresh air really does clear your head. So does, you know, seeing
the sun every once in a while. Take at least two hours from each day just to leave
your Cave of Forgotten Dreams and interact with The Outside.
AVOID POSTING THE DETAILS ON FACEBOOK
Or Twitter. Or Instagram. Or Tumblr. Live ya life! Airing your grievances on social
media is not good for anyone, and it’ll be embarrassing later. Who’s gonna read it,
anyway? Your Aunt? That girl you met in a meeting?
SPEND TIME ON A NEW HOBBY
When you’re in a relationship, you get used to spending a lot of your free time
with your partner, so when that’s suddenly no longer an option, it can be jarring
— which is why it’s important to take up a new hobby that you can use as a
defacto way to fill your time.