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Healthy Ways to Cope with a Break-up

Healthy Ways to Cope with a Break-up

KAREN December 14, 2020

A break-up is something that nearly everyone has dealt with at one time or another. Sometimes it was the best thing that could have happened, and for some it is the worst thing that will ever happen. Regardless of where you stand, it is still difficult to close a chapter on your life when you loved someone. Piecing yourself back together won’t be easy, but taking the time you need to regroup is important. These are some things you should to do regain your “self” again after a break-up.

Read a few good books

Losing yourself in an imaginary world of words is something many can appreciate. Head to the local bookstore and choose a few that you think may be of interest to you, and start reading! The library will serve the same purpose and may even offer you more freedom because it is free to residents. I love using books as a place to escape. It helped me get through one of the hardest break-ups. It is amazing how something so simple can do so much good when you are trying to keep your mind occupied.

Change up your look

A make-over is always fun! Take yourself out to the salon and get a new cut, color, or style. For some reason, women associate change with their hair. If you feel like chopping it all off, go with it. The nice thing about hair is that it grows back. Look through your wardrobe and find a few ways to add some sparkle to your existing items. Do you have something that needs a belt or a nice scarf? What could you add to make the outfit fresh and new? This will help you feel better about yourself because your appearance is in order. If you feel good, your mind and heart will as well.

Join something

Getting together with a group of people with similar interests will not only help you keep your mind off things, but you may be able to meet new friends. Is it reading you enjoy, or something to do with art? There are so many options out there to choose from, and it can’t hurt to do something out of the box. My best friend joined a book club group shortly after her marriage failed, and it did wonders to help her. She was constantly busy, sometimes even too busy to meet me for lunch!

Breaking up is hard, and the aftermath can be worse. Learning how to adjust to life alone will be a big change. Take everything in stride and remember that sometimes things happen for a reason.