You made plans for the holidays as a couple. You introduced your significant other to your family. Yet, only a few days before the happiest night of the year, you find yourself single with a massive heartbreak. Chemically, your brain is going through the same withdrawal process as a cocaine addict. This is why it can be incredibly painful, especially in the early stages of the breakup, and chances are you’ll want to reconnect with him. With that in mind, we want to recommend some coping strategies that will help you feel much better.
Eventually, you will have to face the music and process your emotions, but that definitely doesn’t have to be the case on New Year’s Eve. Going out with your friends is a great way to release some endorphins and lift your mood on the dance floor, surrounded by people who care about you. Naturally, if at any point it gets to be too much for you, take a taxi and head back home. There is no rule saying you have to party till dawn.
Pick a Travel Destination
If you still have time, check out some travel deals that appeal to your interests, and if some friends want to come along with you, then even better. However, don’t get discouraged and abandon your plans just because your friends aren’t available. Remember that there are plenty of opportunities for you to have a lovely time by yourself in a city you always wanted to visit, but your ex never thought would be a fun trip for him.
Have a Film Marathon
Maybe a quiet evening at home is all you need. Now is the time to binge-watch your favorite shows, – or that film you’ve been meaning to watch all year long. Actually, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu make it easier to have film marathons and enjoy a cosy night at home.When in doubt about what to watch, pick something that you know will help you forget about your break up and put a smile on your face.
Play Your Favorite Video Games
It’s an activity people of all ages enjoy, it’s uplifting, even therapeutic some might say. In case you belong to this group of people, have yourself a game night and have fun. At first glance, it may seem a bit lonely to stay in and play video games. It definitely doesn’t have to be, though. There are a lot of games that offer multiplayer options, so you can connect with other players around the world. On the other hand, for everyone that likes games of chance, there are a lot of fun online casino games you can play, for instance.
Create a Spa at Home
Pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment at home. First, you can set the mood with some candles and soothing music. Then, utilize all those scented bath bombs, sea salts, face masksand immerse yourself in a mountain of bubbles. This will undoubtedly make your day feel extra special.
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