How do you deal with a break-up? After break-up feelings and emotions are raw. One moment you’re over it and the next you’re missing the person. It takes time to accept what you originally wanted in the relationship might possibly never happen.
It is common to want to crawl up in bed with your favorite movie and a large bowl of ice cream. We all deal with a break-up in our own way. I recommend while experiencing these raw feelings and emotions you create a self-care routine.
I’d like to share 5 ways to take care of yourself after a break-up. Some of these ways are commonly known and others are a bit unorthodox.
Clean and declutter your home.
A clean and decluttered home will help you maintain a clear mind. Get rid or hide objects that trigger memories that will make you sad. Place your favorite objects in your space that makes you happy.
2. Do away with negative energy by smudging your home with sage.
Clear the negative energy out of your home with smudge. Smudge is a herb called sage and it is used to clear out the negative energy from yourself, your home, and other spaces. Set your intentions, light your smudge, and move throughout your home holding the smudge root setting your intentions to clear out negative energy.
3. Take a long and relaxing bath with bath with essential oil, Epson salt, candles, and crystals.
Lavender – improves your sleep so it makes you feel calm by relaxing your muscles. There are other benefits to lavender essential oils, which are, reduces stress and anxiety, heals burns and cuts, alleviates headaches, and improves acne and eczema.
Pink candles and crystals – pink represents love, friendship, romance, peace, for both mental health and physical, heal the heart, emotions, family, and relations.
Green candles and crystals – green is the color of your heart chakra. For healing, fertility, growth, sensation, health, money, and prosperity.
4. Turn off your phone for an hour a day for uninterrupted time to yourself.
Whatever time length is up to you – one hour, a few hours, half a day, or a whole day.
Nowadays we tend to use our phones as distractions or to fill a void or worse- publicize what we’re going through on our social media network. Opening up online leaves a chance for others opinions without knowing the whole story. Let’s try to elevate the drama, shall we?
Also, your recent ex might be trying to contact you during this time or might feel compelled to reach out without good intentions. It is always a good thing to be clear what it is you want before you reopen the line of communication.
5. Play your favorite tunes and dance, dance, dance.
Music is used as a form of therapy as a way to help reduce stress. Moving your body while in the act of dance makes you feel good. You can’t go wrong with this combination, in my opinion. I personally like to take Zumba classes and I am dying to try a Latin dance class soon.
How do you deal with a breakup? Post your answer in the comments below.