Going through a breakup can feel like the end of the world in the beginning. Sometimes when you think about the situation or the person, it literally takes your breath away. Everything you encounter reminds you of them and the times you shared together. At this point, the tears start to flow again.
Don’t worry! All of these symptoms are normal and they happen to everybody who lost someone they cared about. The good news is; there are things you can do to get past this painful experience. The list below is a summary of methods you can try.
- Immediately unfollow on Facebook, not unfriend!
- Do not unfollow on Instagram, uninstall the app for a little while.
- Outweigh your options to be absolutely sure this relationship is not worth saving.
- Allow yourself time to cry if you must but don’t stay stuck there. No more than a week!
- After a week, get up, get dressed, get out, and be fabulous!
- Inhale/Exhale as needed!
It is imperative that you unfollow this person on Facebook but do not unfriend them. You unfollow them because you don’t want to be bombarded by their posts that could make you give them a reaction. You don’t unfriend them because you will still want to be able to look at their updates when you’re ready.
It’s better to look when you want to (and you will want to look) than to be caught off guard by their posts at the wrong time. Since you can’t unfollow on Instagram, it’s best to go ahead and delete the app for a while. Most people post whatever they put on their Instagram pages to their Facebook pages as well anyway.
After adjusting your social network interactions, you will have made room for more headspace. At this point, you can start outweighing your options, checking the good against the bad, and meditating on all things considered to make sure you are making the right choice.
During this period, you may experience crying spells, loose your appetite, over-eat, lose or gain weight, experience your breath being taken away, or depression. Be prepared and use the breathing tips! It is okay to allow yourself to cry because it will make you feel better in the end, but if you do it too much, too long, it can lead to other issues like clinical depression.
Give yourself about a week and then get up, get dressed, and get out! In order to recover from a heartbreak, you have to feel strong. When you look fabulous, you feel fierce and confident! Post an awesome “selfie” and make your ex jealous in the process.