When it comes to a breakup, there’s no easy way to put it—they’re the worst. All we can do is reminisce over happier times, as we find ourselves eating an entire pint of Haagen Dazs sobbing over romcom movies wondering “where did my life go wrong?” Fear not, a breakup doesn’t have to break you. Here are some of the best tips for staying strong post-split.
Look Your Best
Even though all you want to do is hide out in your house in a blanket and conduct a science experiment of how long you can go without taking a shower until your skin falls off, don’t go there. It may seem pointless to put on makeup or do your nails, but the truth is that it can significantly boost your spirits.
When you look in the mirror you’ll feel that much more confident and worthy of love. Not to mention, you never know when you could run into your ex, and you want to make sure you’re looking fab.
Let it Out
Rather than suppressing your feelings, or turning to alcohol or other substances, why not sit with your emotions? Let it out— whether it’s screaming, crying, or laughing. Release your emotions and you’ll heal that much faster.
There are all sorts of different ways to release your emotions besides just making noises. You can also go for a run, dance around your living room, or talk to a friend. Do whatever it takes to release the pent-up feelings inside of you.
Sometimes one of the best things we can do when we’re going through an emotionally difficult time is to reach out for knowledge. Read about what went wrong in your relationship, and how you can do better next time.
Read about how to heal, heck read about a new hobby that you’ve always wanted to try. Keep your mind active and you’ll find that you’ll succumb much less to feelings of desperation, and feel much more equipped for the ups and downs that come with breakups.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, and it’s certainly true. The more you can laugh, the more you can make it through just about anything in life. Whether you call a friend or watch a funny video on YouTube, seek out places of laughter and allow your heart to be joyous.
Even though all you want to do is cry, forcing yourself to laugh can be incredibly therapeutic. You might even cry and laugh at the same time which we have to admit is better than crying alone right?
When we don’t get enough sleep, it’s hard to control our emotions. We can feel ourselves out of sorts, grumpy, and downright sad. Sleep allows us to regulate the way we feel, And feel better overall. Prioritize sleep at any point in your life, particularly when you’re going through a hard time like a breakup.