I spite of all the information available to help you get back with your ex, almost none offers the type of advice you probably need most right now: how to actually cope with the breakup.
A breakup is a hard time for most people, and getting over the situation is not easy. In order for you to effectively cope with it, you need to know what to do afterwards.
The following tips, will help you get through this hard time in ways that are healthy, both physically and emotionally.
Seven Ways to Cope with a Recent Breakup:
1. Eat Healthy
We all know that ice cream and cookies are the breakup food of choice, but what do you do after the sugar high is gone and you are left with five extra pounds? To combat this, force yourself to eat more fruits and vegetables, as well as protein. Good fats such as avocado and nuts will help curb your appetite and keep you from gaining weight, helping you feel better about yourself.
Do not lie in bed all day and mope. Get out outside and at least walk or run. If you can, get involved in activities that you can do with friends such as volleyball or basketball. Exercising with friends will help you alleviate the stress you are facing and keep you from overanalyzing the situation. You may even lose a few extra pounds in the process.
3. New Look
It may seem bold, but a new haircut, some stylish clothes, or a complete makeover will help build confidence in your self-image and make others start noticing you again.
Even if you share friends with your ex, go out and do things with them. They know what you have been through and will lend a shoulder to cry on while you are dealing with the breakup. If you haven’t spent some time with these friends in a while, maybe even due to your ex, go and have some fun catching up with them. Don’t avoid others.
Instead of being depressed and moping around the house all day, start a new hobby – find something that has always sounded interesting but you never found the time to try. Once you have researched and gathered everything you need, find an interest group in your area to better help you succeed at your new hobby and meet some new people along the way.
One of the best things you can do to help you move on after a breakup is casual dating. Getting attention from someone else will help rebuild your confidence, and possibly spark an interest from your ex again. Just make sure not to get caught in the trap of the dreaded rebound relationship. To do this, avoid any long-term commitments.
If there was ever a time to focus on your career, this is it. Keep your mind busy by spending some extra hours at the office, or by taking on extra projects. This will not only help you cope with the breakup, but will also give you some brownie points at work, and possibly a chance at a promotion.
Getting over a relationship breakup is difficult, especially if you had been with your ex for quite some time. If you follow these tips, you will be too busy to think about your ex and will pull yourself together enough to start planning a comeback plan, perhaps one to get back with your ex.