If you need some help taking the first step, the following tips may help you feel like your old self.
Have a Friend Date
There is just something about spending time with your BFFs that feeds your heart and soul like nothing else. While you are getting over your recent breakup, schedule friend dates to help you get out of the house. Go out for lunch or dinner, pamper yourselves with mani-pedis, work out together or just simply break out a bottle of wine and a good movie to watch together. No matter what you do, your friends will help you feel like yourself again.
Let It All Out
Sometimes you just have to let out all that grief you’re bottling up. Although you can’t always let the tears flow unabashedly, like when you’re at work or school, you need to give yourself time to cry, scream, sob or do whatever else helps you release your emotions. Schedule crying breaks during your day when you are in a safe and quiet place. This can be in the morning before heading to work or once you get home from school. All you need to do is set aside 15 minutes or so for a good cry. The more you let it out, the more you’ll find you don’t need these crying sessions anymore, and eventually the grief will wash away with your tears.
Give Your Style a Boost
Of course you are fabulous just the way you are, and you don’t need to make any drastic changes to the way you look. That being said, it can be fun and uplifting to treat yourself to a new look. It can be as simple as buying that new outfit you’ve had your eye on or trying a new makeup routine. Or, if you want to go for something a little bigger, switch from glasses to contacts or even try colored contacts for something fun and different. And, if you want to have a big reveal, order your contacts from an online retailer like Vision Direct, so no one sees you until the transformation is complete.
Cut the Digital Cord
Another important part of moving on after a breakup involves separating yourself from that person, and that includes a digital break as well. Although you might be tempted to check his or her social media updates, this may be harmful to the healing process. So, take a deep breath and unfriend your former flame. Do not text, call, email or check any of his or her social media pages—at least not for the foreseeable future. Once you cut the digital cord, call a close friend and go out for a fun lunch or dinner to celebrate your independence.