Write Or Talk It Out. Write out your thoughts in a journal, chat with a close friend, have a good cry. Writing and talking about it can help you process and gain some clarity as to why the relationship didn’t work.
Take Care Of Your Body. We often think looking our best as a way to get revenge on an ex, but be careful not to punish yourself with food. A balanced and healthy diet can help counteract the physiological stress of a breakup. Also, be careful to avoid mindless eating. It’s ok to indulge a little bit, but don’t turn to food as a coping mechanism.
Get Active! Getting your endorphins pumping through cardio exercise is often prescribed as a way to get over a breakup, and for good reason: Going for a run or hitting the elliptical can lower your stress levels, improve cognitive functioning and boost your mood -- in addition to providing a healthy distraction from your worries.
Remind Yourself Of All The Great Things In Your Life. Painful breakups can cloud your thinking so that it's almost impossible to look beyond the immediate feelings of pain and loss. Practicing gratitude can help to even out your moods and get you get back into a more positive headspace. Studies have shown that listing things you're thankful for can boost your well-being and brighten your outlook on life, so start making a list!
Do Things YOU Love. Treat yourself to something that make you feel good, whether it's a cup of coffee with a friend or a massage. Self-care is essential to the healing process! Check out the latest comedy at the movies, laughing has been shown to boost your mood and improve overall health.
For more tips on getting over a breakup, check out this article.
After you have time to heal, the next step for getting over a breakup is to jump back into the dating scene! Give our office a call, we’ll get to know you and what you’re looking for in a relationship and start matching and taking care of all the arrangements right away!