So you’re going through a breakup. We’ve all been there.
Now, you can keep moping around watching Netflix shows underneath your covers all day to fill the gaping void in your life where your ex used to be, or you could pick yourself up and focus your time on more productive and smarter things. Here are a few alternatives to binge-eating, binge-watching, serial dating, and burning all of your ex’s stuff.
Reconnect with friends instead of going on Tinder dates
Meeting up with your friends is definitely more cost-efficient and much more comforting than going on Tinder dates. Who needs artificial love from strangers when you can get real love and empathy from your barkada?
Rearrange the bedroom you used to share
A little bit of change is enough to jump start your road to healing. If you and your ex used to live together and going into your room instantly sparks memories, change it by rearranging the furniture and tidying up (it’s probably been a long overdue to-do anyway.)
Talk it out with someone
Feelings aren’t meant to be bottled up inside; you’ll end up spontaneously combusting in the end. Share your thoughts with someone who’s willing to listen to you and offer you comfort or advice when you need it. You’ll end up feeling much better and lighter.
Hit the gym instead of binge-eating
You’re probably already aware that working out is the most effective (and healthiest) way to move on. It relieves you of stress, helps you regain that self-confidence you’ve lost, and forces you to get out of the house and back to the world you’ve been locking yourself out of. Plus, you’ll end up with a great bod that even your ex won’t be able to help but ogle at.