7 Ways to Self-Care Through the Breakup Blues
The shock and the mere hint of rejection can make you feel like you got hit by a train after a breakup. However, you can make a complete 360-degree recovery with an effective self-care plan. These are seven quick tips that can get you inflated and smiling again in no time:
1. Embrace the Grief Stages
Grief is normal. Everyone who loses something or someone significant goes through it. Accepting this concept and working through the stages naturally will help you survive your breakup.
2. Remember It Isn't Personal
Many people fall into depression because they keep wondering what was wrong with them that made the breakup occur. Very rarely is a breakup one person's fault. Sometimes the reason is that you just weren't a good match. The perfect flame is out there for every bad match, so don't beat yourself up over the loss.
3. Get to Know Yourself
The post-breakup period is a perfect time to spend time with yourself and get to know you. You will learn information about yourself that you never had time to learn when you were engulfed in a relationship.
4. Accomplish Something Great
Have you ever wanted to take music lessons, write a novel, or reinvent the wheel? Now is the time to do that and have fun doing it, too. Go do the one thing that you always dreamed about but never had the time to pursue.
5. Pamper Yourself
Give yourself all the love and care that you feel that you didn't get from the relationship. Eat delicious ice cream. Get a manicure. Take a cruise around the world. This is your time to be loved even if it's only by yourself. Self-love is some of the most spirit-lifting love you can get.
6. Hang With Supportive Friends
You should always make a point to surround yourself with supporters like friends and family members. This is especially important when you're in the depressive stage of grief. Reserve a night of the week for activities like bowling, shopping sprees, or group movies. Try not to discuss the breakup unless you need some more advice.
7. Bless Yourself With Therapy
Schedule an appointment with a therapist so that you can have another person in your life who will support you and steer you in the right direction. The services that you can get from a therapist can be quite comforting and empowering if you choose the right one.
We offer therapeutic services for post-breakup clients. We also provide help with finances, divorces, and family issues. Contact us for a consultation to see if we can be a positive force in your journey of recovery.