In a relationship you spend a lot of time doing things for your significant other. And that’s fine! But once you’ve gone through a breakup and that person is out of your life then it’s time to stop putting them first. Now it is all about you and to begin practicing that, start by doing something just for yourself after your breakup.
I’ve made a list of things you can do after a breakup to help you with this, broken into a series of five parts. Of the series, this is Part 2. If you’re interested in learning about more things you can do for yourself after a breakup, head on back to Part 1. After reading that, you can continue reading here.
Some more things you can do for yourself post-breakup are:
6) Go for a walk
Get out in the fresh air by taking a walk. Whether the walk is long or short, the act of stretching your legs and moving around will help push all of the doubts and fears and pain of your breakup to the side for a little bit and clear your head. Going for a walk will also be exercise so it will do both you, and your body, some good.
7) Go shopping
Another option is to get out your wallet and head for the shops for some retail therapy. Shopping is a great distraction from a breakup and can be a lot of fun. Buy yourself a new dress, a nice necklace, or an interesting book. You don’t want to go crazy and start throwing your money away, but spending some time inside your favorite stores and enjoying yourself can be surprisingly helpful after a breakup.
If shopping isn’t your thing, then you can also try meditation. Find a comfortable place in a quiet and dimly lit room. Sit or lay down and concentrate on your breathing. As thoughts come up, acknowledge them and then set them aside. Keep this up for at least five minutes if you’re new to meditation or keep going for as long as you’d like. When you finally come back to reality, you’ll be relaxed and ready to face the world again.
9) Listen to music
If you’re not the quiet, contemplative type, then why don’t you listen to some music? Head into your room and blast your radio. Or, if the noise level is an issue, then put on some headphones and listen to your iPod. Dance if you want to, or sing along to your favorite songs. This is a great way to pump yourself up and get you feeling good again.
10) Play board games
It’s always good to be social after a breakup, so another thing you could do is invite some friends over and have a game night. Play board games like Life and Monopoly, roll out the Twister mat and get bendy, or maybe start a game of charades and do impressions of your favorite celebrities. Overall, just have fun and forget about your ex for a while.
This list should include something for everyone to try at least once. And, once you’ve done something for yourself, you should be feeling at least a little better about your breakup. After all, you’re proving that you can be good to yourself and move on with your life.
However, if you’ve gone through and tried all of these options and still don’t feel any better about your breakup, you might want to talk to someone about what is holding you back. For those that need to talk to someone but don’t know who, I’m giving Complimentary Clarity Sessions for anyone who’s interested. Normally a Session like this would cost around $90, but today I’m offering it for free!