Have you just gone through a breakup? If you have, then please give yourself some time to grieve the relationship and be emotional. Breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend is difficult and it’s best to let those emotions out. Sooner rather than later, however, you will have to get back out into the world and move on with your life. And the best way to do so is to do something for yourself after a breakup.
I’ve compiled a list of 25 things you can do for yourself after a breakup. But, just so you don’t feel like you have to do everything at once, I’ve split that list into 5 parts. This is Part Three. If you’d like to read previous parts, head on over to Parts One and Two.
But let’s get back to the list. Here are 5 more things you can do for yourself post-breakup.
Get up, turn on some music, and dance to the beat. Dancing combines the benefits of both exercise and music. And by that I mean, the movement of your body will help you lose weight and reduce stress, while the music pumps you up emotionally. For added benefit, make sure the music is properly empowering. Some feel good lyrics are just what you need.
12) Hug someone
When feeling emotional after a breakup, who wouldn’t want a good hug? Find a friend or a family member and give them a squeeze. It’s emotionally affirming to know that you have someone in your life who will just give you a hug whenever you need it. Also, getting a hug will boost happiness levels and reduce any feelings of loneliness or anger that you might be feeling.
13) Go to a concert
Yet another way to enjoy the helpful benefits of music is by going to a concert. Going to a concert isn’t a solo activity either, which can only be a good thing after a bad breakup sends you into hiding. So gather together some friends and enjoy rocking out to some of your favorite music in a crowd of excited people. Just the energy of the crowd will go a long way to distracting yourself from that relationship that you are trying so hard to forget ever happened.
14) Spend time in nature
Another option is to spend time in nature. There’s just something really relaxing about it. So go down to the park, or the river, maybe the beach–anywhere where you can be alone in the natural world. Breathe in the fresh air, listen to the wind rustling the trees, and just let yourself be for at least an hour. After that hour goes by, you’ll be feeling much better about your place in the world.
15) Do yoga
Or if spending time in nature isn’t your thing, then why don’t you try out some yoga moves? It’s equally relaxing and it’s great for your body as well. It calms stress and anxiety, centers you emotionally, and is a great distraction from all of the drama of your breakup.
This part of the list should include at least one thing for everyone to try. And the best part? Once you’ve done something for yourself, you should be feeling at least a little better about your breakup. If nothing else, you should feel a little more in control of your emotions and that’s always a step in the right direction.
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 for anyone who’s interested. This offer will only be around for a limited time though, so take advantage of it while you can.