Everyone deals with breakups differently. For some, coping mechanisms may be staying in bed for the next month, or it could be hitting the town with your close crew. No matter what your vibe is, we are going to provide you with the best mood boosters to distract you from the heartache.
Embrace your independence
On the bright side, you no longer need to depend on someone else’s schedule or lifestyle. Go travel to that destination that’s been on your list forever. Go see the people you miss. Go binge-watch your favorite series. Re-create your schedule for you! The best way to feel yourself again is to reclaim your personal freedom. Reminding yourself that you can do anything you want, whenever you want, will help liberate you. There is a lot to say about finding happiness in yourself, but that begins with accepting your unbothered and untamed self.
Surround yourself with other loved ones
A great reminder that you are still loved (no matter your relationship status) is to surround yourself with friends, family, co-workers, and people in your community. Sometimes after a breakup, it can feel as if your whole world has collapsed; however, looking around and seeing the different ways people care for you can be just the reminder that you need. Coming to this realization will broaden your perspective about the breakup and make you realize that your world in fact has not collapsed, it’s just the start of a new chapter.
Listen to your favorite music
There is always something satisfying about listening to post-breakup playlists and crying your eyes out or yelling at your walls. Music is an outlet to be expressive, get into your feelings, and let it all out.
When you’re trying to find a new routine, balance, or lifestyle, going outside can help you feel connected to the world. Grounding yourself in nature has the ability to help you see things clearly. Also, fresh air is always good for the soul. Spending time outside can give you the motivation to get active again, even if you are just going on a walk or hike.
Indulge in your favorite foods
It’s time to treat yourself. What better way to cure a broken heart than by indulging in your favorite meals or snacks? It’s scientifically proven that food has the ability to increase your serotonin levels and shift your mood. There is no better time than now to go to your favorite restaurants.
Last but not least … mute the ex!
You don’t have to make the decision of whether you’re going to unfollow your ex right away, but at least put them on mute to help avoid any triggers. Keeping tabs on your ex and what they are doing is super unhealthy when trying to move past the relationship. These triggers will only set you back. If you have the ability to reduce or limit them, then we recommend it! Keep the focus on yourself—no need for social media distractions.