Are you looking for something that can help you get through the pain of a breakup? Spending time on yourself after a relationship ends has proven to help with the healing process. To help you follow this advice, I’ve made up a list of things you can do for yourself after a breakup.
This is the last week of the ongoing series “25 Things You Can Do For Yourself Post-Breakup” and these are therefore going to be my last suggestions to you. If you missed the previous weeks or would like to remind yourself of my other suggestions, head on back to weeks One, Two, Three, and Four.
To continue with our list, here are the final five things you can do for yourself after a breakup.
21. Spend time with a pet.
After a breakup, you are likely feeling pretty lonely, but spending time with a pet can help ease that loneliness.No matter what kind of animal you have, being with your pet will make you happy. And if you don’t have a pet of your own, you can always spend time with a friend’s pet or volunteer at an animal shelter. I know there are positions available which actually require you to pet bunnies and play with kittens.
22. Plan weekend getaway
A weekend getaway could be exactly what you need to put your memories of your ex in the past. Hop on a plan and take a trip abroad if you have the money. If you’re like most of us, however, money likely isn’t something you’re swimming in. If so, you can always do something simple. For example: find a hotel, either locally or in the next closest city, and spend a weekend indulging in some you-time.
23. Plant a tree
Be honest, when was the last time you did something for Mother Earth? If it’s been awhile, then head outside and plant a tree. It’s been proven that helping others, including the planet, can be a powerful method of getting over any source of pain or depression. It’s like volunteering, which is always good for the soul.
Or, if that’s not something you think you would enjoy, then try being creative for a day. This can mean doing anything. Did you ever play the piano as a child? Now’s the time to practice your skills. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Making a scarf would be a good idea right about now. Do you like to doodle? Get out a pencil and sketch to your heart’s content. Does putting on makeup make you smile? Try out some new colors during your daily beauty routine. Honestly, there’s so many things you could do to be creative and the post-breakup period is a great time to indulge this impulse.
25. Go for a bike ride
But, if nothing else on this list provides you with something to do after a breakup, then you can always go for a bike ride. There’s something about getting outside in the fresh air that can change your whole perspective on whatever is troubling you. Try it out for yourself if you don’t believe me!
And this marks the end of the series “25 Things You Can Do For Yourself Post-Breakup.” If you look over all of my suggestions, you will doubtlessly find at least one thing you can do to cheer yourself up. Remember to keep an open mind as you go through the options and have fun with them. If you have to, remind yourself that trying new things after a breakup is a great way to get back out there and take charge of your life again.
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 now offering Free Relationship Consultations. Schedule yours today.