Break ups are the worst.
No matter how significant or insignificant the relationship was, typically, someone gets hurt.
Obviously I have been in both positions and they are equally painful.
Since I have recently found myself in this situation, I’d like to share some tips with you on how to let go.
Surround Yourself with Loved Ones
When your schedule shifts from seeing someone on a daily basis to suddenly never again it can feel lonely. I promise you this is a temporary feeling. It’s the shock of having someone constantly around to nothing at all. Be sure to surround yourself with your loved ones. Friends and family have your back and they can give the best advice too!
Do Not Hold Your Emotions Back
If you need to cry, cry! Feel your sadness and don’t deny yourself any of those emotions because they can come back to haunt you down the road. You don’t want to carry that residual pain into the next relationship you may find yourself in.
Make the BEST Break Up Playlist
The soundtrack to your break up can really alter your mood. Make a playlist for when you’re sitting on the kitchen floor with ice cream in hand, and one for when you’re starting to feel like yourself again! I have one that allows me to hone into my sadness, and one that reminds me of who I am. I don’t need anyone to validate that.
Do New Things
Make a list of things you’ve been wanting to do and start checking them off. It’s a fun way to keep yourself busy, expose yourself to new experiences, and meet new people along the way! Bring along friends to make some awesome memories with them too.
The breakup blues are a real thing so don’t beat yourself up for feeling them. Keep reminding yourself of how awesome you are, and everyday you will find yourself one step closer to feeling like yourself again!