Breakups can be tough. Sometimes breakups with friends can be even harder. Luckily, odds are you aren’t the only one who has been through it. That being said, whether your inner turmoil and disappointment are rooted in an ended friendship with a significant other or someone who held importance to you, here are eight healthy ways to make you feel better in general, about yourself, and get back on your A-Game and stay slaying.
1. Rearrange Your Space
A good distraction from anything is some good cleaning and rearranging. Rearranging your space after a good breakup is a good way to change things up and get rid of anything that could bring back negative memories.
2. Don’t Be Afraid To Eat Alone
Going out alone can be daunting and anyone with social anxiety’s nightmare, however spending time with yourself is sometimes necessary. This includes going out to eat or just doing anything really to get you out of the house and keep things moving.
3. Go Outside, A Lot
Along the lines of eating by yourself, going outdoors is also a step in the right direction. Not only is going outside valuable on an everyday basis to get some much-needed vitamins, but it helps all the more when trying to get over something and get a clear mindset. Sitting cooped up in the dark might sound appealing in times of sadness, but fighting the urge will make you happier in the long run.
4. Take a Break From Looking At Their Social Media
Social media as itself can be anxiety-inducing. Looking at the social media activity of an ex or their profile is even worse. Taking a break from internet stalking will definitely ease your mind, as tempting as it might be to keep scrolling.
5. Hang Out with Friends
Hanging out with friends and surrounding yourself with people who love, care, and support you is probably one of the most vital when it comes to getting over someone. Not only is it a great distraction, but it helps better your confidence and reassures you that you aren’t alone by any means.
6. Take a Bath
Social activities may seem daunting when just getting out of a relationship with someone. Taking a long bath is a to combat that exhaustion at the end of the day, or to mere change up positions in the house or apartment that could be bringing you some melancholy.
7. Plan a Trip
The real key to any breakup is to prioritize things that bring you joy. This can include eating that last bite of ice cream or better yet going somewhere you have always wanted but never got around to. Planning a trip can relax you but also provide to get some time away from reality.
8. Spend Time Talking About Other Things
When in the middle of a breakup, it is easy to occupy all your thoughts on feelings on the relationship and let them surface in your brain. Because of this, the instant we hang out with friends it is hard to put those thoughts on hold and focus and discuss other things going on. While it is important to vent and get everything out that you need to, odds are dwelling on it more than needed and making it the topic of every conversation will only result in hurting yourself in the long run.