So, you and your co-star have broken up. Maybe it was amicable, or maybe it was entirely unpleasant. In either case, you’re probably feeling pretty bad about it right now; it’s understandable, as virtually every break up in the history of break ups have left the people involved feeling pretty bad. Luckily, there are some quick ways to help cope with what happened and move past the break up so you can go back to your happy, productive life. Here’s just a few of those ways!
This is one of the most crucial steps in moving past a bad break up: You must express how you’re feeling. While it’s always good to talk to someone directly about your feelings on the matter, you don’t have to do that if you’re uncomfortable with it; expressing yourself can be a simple as writing a journal entry or drawing a picture.
Whatever your preferred method of self-expression is, it’s incredibly important for you to get all of those toxic feelings off your chest so that you can move on. If you don’t, they will eat you from the inside out!
Focus on Your Health
While this might not seem like the most intuitive reaction, focusing on your health is actually one of the best things you can do for yourself after a break up with your co-star. When most people go through a break up, they begin to neglect their health and eat extremely unhealthily while getting little to no physical activity. This is a very bad thing to do, because your body and mind are intimately connected; if you treat your body poorly, it’s going to be a lot harder for your mind to recover.
You can stop socializing or being productive if you need to, but please, for your own sake, keep maintaining your health. It will make the whole process easier.
If you’re going through a bad break up with your co-star, the absolute last thing you should be doing is going into an ascetic monk mode. On the contrary, you should be doing the small, simple activities that you’ve always loved. If playing video games has always been your relaxation technique, then play those video games until your fingers bleed! If you like to go on a hike or long walk when you’re feeling down, then get those legs moving. If you prefer to just binge watch your favorite Netflix shows, then have at it.
The point is, do what you would normally do to feel better because, spoiler alert, it’s going to make you feel better!
Perform Charitable Acts
Finally, engage in a little altruism! Studies have shown that people feel much happier after they’ve done something to help others. People are social creatures and we get natural boosts of feel-good chemicals in the brain when we perform charitable acts.
So, maybe try volunteering at a soup kitchen or donating some clothes; you might be surprised how much it lifts your mood to give others a helping hand!