Participate in Hobbies Keep up a routine of participating in hobbies you already enjoy, or find some new ones. Hobbies can help keep you from dwelling on your feelings and focusing on the negative. Whether it’s gardening, a dance class, painting, volunteering, or a sport, these activities give you a purpose. Make sure to not only participate in hobbies on your own, but also hobbies you do with friends or a social group. Be cognizant that you are not overextending yourself with hobbies in order to avoid how you are feeling about the break up. It’s important to find a balance that works for you.
Take care of yourself! After a break up, you may feel little motivation to shower, eat, or go out in public. Make sure that you are continuing your normal routine, despite how you feel. Get up, shower, get ready for the day, plan meals, go to the gym, and make plans with others. Do things that make you feel good-whether that is getting a massage, pedicure, haircut, buying something new for yourself, taking yourself out to a nice dinner, etc. You may have to push yourself at times, and it may take some extra effort, but try to keep things as “normal” as possible.
Source: How to get over a break up by Nathan Feiles
Written by: Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW
Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Christy enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Christy also provides family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling.
Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.