We’ve all been there: heart-broken, tears streaming down our faces and halfway through a tub of Häagen-Dazs (and maybe a bag of cookies too) in a relentless attempt to replace our “sweetheart” with sweets. Before you slide down that slippery slope into post-breakup break down, here are 3 ways to help you get over your ex and break UP (not down).
Getting back in the game? Here are the 10 commandments of a 1st date!
Box ‘em out. Whether you’ve been dating for a few months or living together for a few years, the pictures, presents and memories are always hard to tackle. Sure, a bonfire may seem appropriate at the moment, but before you burn those memories forever (and potentially your house in the process) and destroy those memories forever, consider this instead: The BreakUp Box ($30). Designed to get rid of the reminders for now (but not the memories forever), The BreakUp Box is sent to you in 3-5 days, you pack it up with all those photos, love letters and presents, seal it up and affix the pre-paid label. Ship it off via UPS and your memories will go directly to a secure, climate-controlled storage facility for as long as you choose (6 months, 1 year or 2 years) and they’ll send it back when you are ready. You’ll keep your ex out-of-sight and out-of-mind until you heal, without destroying those memories and things you would like to have again someday, but don’t want around now.
Get high… on endorphins! Sure, a glass of wine (or 4) may take the edge off, but spiraling out of control isn’t exactly what we have in mind. Instead, get those feel-good hormones soaring by getting sweaty. Whether you sign up for a spin class or just take a stroll around the block, getting moving will also get you moving on!
Write it down. No, not the memories you’ll miss or why you loved your ex. Instead, write down a list of everything in your life that you’re grateful for. Love your career? Jot it down! Thankful for your friends and family? List them out! Appreciate all the support in your life or your health or your pets? Write them all down and tack your gratitude list where you’ll see it often. When you feel down, just read through the list to see all the amazing things in your life you’re grateful for! (And when you really need a boost, jot down all the reasons you’re better off too!)