Did you just breakup with somebody? If so, you're definitely not alone. According to some statistics, 85% of relationships will eventually come to an end. While this may or may not make you feel much better, there are some things that can help you feel better after the breakup has taken place. Here are four things you should definitely do after a breakup.
1. Get Some Exercise
If you're feeling sad and depressed after your breakup, the last thing you probably want to do is go out and get some exercise. But here's one reason you should do just that: exercise has been scientifically proven to improve your mood. One reason this happens is because getting active increases your serotonin levels, which helps to decrease your negative emotions.
2. Talk to Someone
Something else that has been proven to help people heal emotionally is talking to somebody about it. You don't necessarily have to see a professional counselor, but finding someone to talk to can help you figure out where things went wrong and what you can do to make your next relationship a better one. It should be noted that the person you choose to talk to should be somebody you completely trust. This can be a best friend, a mentor, or a family member.
3. Change Your Locks
If the breakup ended badly, you should probably change all the locks on your home. This is especially true if you gave your ex a copy of your key. If they aren't happy about the breakup, they may try to come back without your permission, or worse yet, if they are angry and have a short-temper they may want to try to harm you. Calling a locksmith and getting your locks changed can help you feel better by giving yourself a peace of mind.
4. Allow Yourself to Feel Your Feelings
There are probably many emotions you are feeling after your breakup. The best thing to do is not bottle all of those feelings up inside and to give yourself permission to feel how you feel. Some of the most common emotions people go through after a breakup include:
You may also have to allow yourself to go through a grieving process. One study shows it can take up to three months before seeing the positive side of a breakup. No matter how long it takes, the important thing to remember is that it is okay to feel your feelings.