The way individuals handle breakups is unique to them. While some may opt to stay in bed for weeks, others may prefer going out with their close friends. Regardless of your approach, we are here to provide you with some mood boosters to distract you from your heartbreak.

Celebrate your independence by doing things you’ve always wanted to do without depending on someone else’s schedule or lifestyle. Travel to that dream destination, visit people you miss, or binge-watch your favorite series. Creating a new routine for yourself can help you feel liberated and remind you that you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.

Surround yourself with loved ones to remind yourself that you are still loved despite your relationship status. Seeing how people care for you can broaden your perspective about the breakup and make you realize that it’s just the start of a new chapter.

Listening to your favorite music can be cathartic and help you express yourself, cry, or yell out your feelings.

Connecting with nature can also help you see things more clearly and give you the motivation to get active again. Going for a walk or a hike can be a great way to ground yourself.

Indulging in your favorite foods can also shift your mood and increase your serotonin levels, so treat yourself to your favorite snacks or meals.

Finally, mute your ex on social media to avoid any triggers. Keeping tabs on your ex's activities can be unhealthy and may set you back in your healing process. Instead, keep the focus on yourself and avoid social media distractions.

February 11, 2022 — Natasha Shamas