Breakups are tough for just about anyone. For quite some time it can be hard to shake the blues and get back to your normal self. Many times this is because your life centered around your ex so much that now the rest of your life feels out of balance. But you can get back on track and enjoy being single after a breakup! Here are 11 ways to make the most out of your transition from this past relationship.
1. Get back in the flow by spending intentional time with family and friends. Sometimes having been consumed in a relationship causes us to draw back slightly from other supportive relationships. It’s important to reconnect with our loved ones!
2. Look for community events or upcoming events and groups going on in your church—and join them! It’s so important to start experiencing life outside of a relationship again.
3. Spend time getting to know yourself again. Journal what you learned from the relationship, what you would have done differently and how you’d like to apply it going forward.
4. Treat yourself to a movie and eat as much popcorn as you want. I mean, seriously, when was the last time you saw a really good movie, by yourself and uninterrupted? It’s amazing.
5. Make a list of goals you’d like to accomplish in the near future. It’s important to remember that God still has plans for you, regardless of who comes in or out of your life. Your purpose was never dependent on your relationship.
6. Meet the hearts of others by serving your church, volunteering locally or both. Here’s why generosity is refreshing to our souls.
7. Use this time to get comfortable enjoying alone time and being in your own company. Work on finding security within God and yourself first so you don’t end up jumping into another relationship out of loneliness.
8. Fill your heart with your favorite worship music and take a break from all the love songs (and bitter love songs!) so that your soul can heal.
9. Seek a counselor or mentor to meet with weekly to help keep you on track mentally and spiritually as you grow through any pain during this time. There’s no need to try to recover alone, and you may do so sooner with some help!
10. Give yourself a spa night. Don’t just wait on love. Show yourself some love! Grab your favorite facial mask. Take a long bath. Paint your own nails. The works!
11. Start creating a bucket list of the things you’d like to do and places you’d like to see before the end of the year. Here are five ways to be a tourist in your own city!
In summary, looking toward the future with a renewed vision can help bring hope to the process of recovering from a breakup. For further reading, check out five things you should remind yourself of as you heal and five signs you might need to take a break from a relationship for a good year.
As always, we are praying for you ladies and want to remind you that you are not alone in these trials. Be sure to check out our PI community Facebook group where other young ladies find support with one another.
Share in the comments below if there’s anything else you’d add to this list that has helped you get over a breakup.