Break-ups are the Freddy Krueger of most people; makes you cry, makes you feel crazy and gives you insomnia. There are plenty of really simple things you can do to overcome the mourning-after your breakup and reposition yourself as the independent, strong person you are.
- Ice Cream
This is the universal get-over-your-breakup food. Instead of overwhelming yourself with the possibilities and endless scenarios that come with being single, overwhelm yourself with the scrumptiousness of chocolate chip mint ice cream! Of course, as Ben & Jerry isn’t really a first option in Egypt, you can try out some authentic Italian Gelato Mio.
- TV Show Marathons
Clutching your icy haven pint in bed, it’s time to do some extreme TV binge watching. It’s quality time with your favourite comedy TV show (most likely Friends, Modern Family, That 70s Show, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs or 2 Broke Girls). The protagonists are your best friends, and they will give you the best break-up advice!
Two seasons into the show, with pizza being a popular dinner in most of these sitcoms, your pizza cravings will be raging like a grizzly bear. You wouldn’t leave your cocoon for it though; this is when delivery services come in real handy. You can now order the large, 4 cheese, all toppings, stuffed crust pizza with extra chicken wings and chocolate cake dessert that you couldn’t order when your partner was around because you didn’t wanna look like a “stuffer”. Treat yo’ self!
- Long, Hot, Bubble Baths
“There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Sylvia Plath couldn’t be more right about this one. Hot baths are a sanctum that have the potential to cleanse one from mundane life worries that occupy them, not to forget that they’re also physically relieving. It’s excessively satisfying to pop bubbles and move them around!
Heroines of literature have been facing break-ups ever since Adam and Eve were doomed for eternity on earth. However, they usually deal with it more strategically, having perspectives about the situations of separation that we, in the modern world, can’t entirely grasp. Attach yourself to a good book and learn how to neutralize your conflict by following the character development through tragedy and their making sense out of it.
- Get A Makeover
Living with a partner can rob you the pleasure of grooming yourself. Make use of your single-dom by getting back in line with your beauty standards. Get your nails done, do your hair, wax your leg, whichever floats your way. Just because you’re not involved with someone doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make yourself feel beautiful.
- Call Your Bestfriend
It’s time to work on your friendship duties. Your bestfriend is your quintessential mood-lifter at his point. Call her/him up and have a long contemplative heart-to-heart conversation about the meaning of life and how gorgeous Robert Downey Jr. is.
- Sleep In
After this cramped day of self-consolation and amelioration, sleep is your new best buddy. Light some scented candles, play some soft music and turn off your alarm. That’s the time to reward yourself for being a healthy unassailable individual with willpower to get over your sadness.
Your guide to getting over him here.