How to deal with a breakup

Dealing with a breakup can be very difficult, whether you ended it or they did. Fortunately, things will get better! Here are some tips on how to do so

Engage yourself by doing fun things your former partner never did with you.

Make a list of things you’ve always wanted your partner to do with you, like dancing, going to an art opening, seeing your favorite sports team play a game, or trying a new restaurant

Distract yourself with activities that make you feel good.

Although it won’t help you overcome your feelings in the long term, a distraction helps you temporarily escape your heartache and feel better while you cope with your feelings.

Here are some ways you could temporarily distract yourself from the breakup

  • Engage in your favorite hobby
  • Draw or paint something
  • Bake treats for your friends
  • Join a few friends for a pick up game of baseball, basketball, or football
  • Go for a hike
  • Go shopping
  • Host a game night with your friends
  • See a funny movie

Spend time with friends and family who make you feel good.

Being around your biggest supporters can help improve your mood because it will remind you how much you’re loved. Plus, you can enjoy fun times with people who aren’t your ex, which helps you move past the breakup

Fill your schedule so you have less time to dwell on the breakup.

Keeping yourself busy gives you less time to think about the breakup. This lessens how much you experience your negative emotions. Go to school or work, volunteer, catch up on errands, help out your friends or relatives, or take up a new hobby.

Indulge yourself with your favorite treat, a special gift, or a day of pampering.

Doing something nice for yourself will help put you in a good mood. Choose something you really want or enjoy. Then, spend a few days indulging your desires.
If you can spare the money, make yourself a treat care package or buy yourself something nice.

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