This is the fourth week of the ongoing series, 25 Things You Can Do For Yourself Post-Breakup. By now you should have a good idea that doing something for yourself post-breakup is the best way to begin getting over your past relationship quickly and with the least amount of pain.
To continue with our list, here are five more things you can do for yourself that will make the healing process after a breakup that much easier.
16) Read a book
Escape from the world for a little bit by reading a book. Interested in a story with a powerful leading lady? Books like that will help you remember how strong you are and make you realize that you too can defeat any obstacle. Or maybe you want to read a sad or romantic book? These kinds of stories can be great if you are looking to have a good cry. Releasing the negative emotions you’ve been feeling by doing this is always more helpful than you would expect.
Or if reading isn’t your thing, why don’t you try writing in a journal? Journaling is another great way to cleanse yourself of negative emotions. Find an empty notebook and just write the first thing that comes to mind. That thought will then lead to another and soon you will be releasing all of your pain and anger in a flood of words. When the words stop, you’ll be in a much better place emotionally.
18) Create a vision board
Another option is to create a vision board. What do you want your life to look like now that your relationship is over? Do you want to focus on your education? Your health? Your social life? Breakups are a natural time to reevaluate goals and your current situation. Very likely, your ideas about what you want have changed over the course of your past relationship, so take a moment to figure out where you want to go before heading off into a new chapter of your life.
19) Plan a photoshoot
Another creative idea for a post-breakup pick-me-up is to plan a photoshoot! Get dressed up in your best outfit and strike a pose in front of the camera. It’s a great way to feel both beautiful and powerful–two feelings that might be missing from your life during a time when you could be spending hours eating pizza and crying on the couch. As a bonus, you’ll need a friend to work the camera, so you can reconnect with your social circle at the same time.
20) Laughter yoga
Everyone’s heard of yoga and the benefits it can have. But have you heard of laughter yoga? It’s a new thing in which laughter becomes exercise. It’s a great way to raise your spirits post-breakup and try something new at the same time. Laughter yoga is also taught in cities across the globe, so there’s a good chance you can try it out somewhere near you. For more information, go to www.laughteryoga.org
Like always, the latest installment of this list should include at least one thing that anyone can try. And even if you’re not really sure, you can still try something from this list anyway. 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. This offer will only be around for a limited time though, so take advantage of it while you can.