Breakups can be hard. Thankfully, there are things you can do to minimize the pain. Here’s how you should work on healing yourself and moving on.

Cut Off All Contact

This will be hard, especially if you were in a long-term relationship. However, you must move on. You can’t be friends until you are over the relationship. You will need time to figure out how to be on yourself again and how to reorganize your life, and you shouldn’t rely on your ex.

Change Up Your Room

Replace anything that might remind you of your ex. Change your sheets, get a new tablecloth, and reorganize your space to help you cope with loss. Having some change in your physical space will also inspire you to move on mentally.

Dont Romanticize Your Ex

Once you are out of the relationship, everything might appear better than it actually was. Take off your rose-colored glasses and stop trying to convince yourself your ex was something he was not. There were some good times you spent together, but ultimately it didn’t work out, and you should move on.

Mute Your Exs Posts on Social Media

When your ex is continuously popping up on your social media, it may cause you to remember the times you spent together more than you want to. So it’s a good idea to mute their posts until you are over them.

Create a Playlist to Help You Get Through It

Music can be therapeutic and is a great medium to help you stay positive. Create a playlist that features the songs that get you in the right mood and play it to cheer yourself up.

Find A New Hobby

Once you are out of a relationship, you may find out you have more time to yourself than you would like to. This is a great time to pick up a new hobby. Use the time you have productively, and you will forget about your ex much quicker.

Talk to Your Friend About Your Feelings

It’s normal to be emotional after a breakup. However, instead of keeping everything in and making it worse, talk to a friend. Once you say everything out loud, you will realize it isn’t as bad as it may have seemed in your head.

Forgive and Forget

Holding on to resentment and anger will not do you any good. We are all human and make mistakes. You must have realized you weren’t right for each other, and now it’s time to forgive all mistakes and learn to move on from them.