5 simple ways to treat yourself after a breakup

Let's face it, breakups can be tough. It's not always easy to let go of the past, but the good news is this: It's totally OK to be single. In fact, it can actually be pretty great. You're now entering your independent era and—spoiler alert—there's a lot to look forward to! Now's the time to focus on Y-O-U. The best way to do so? Treating yourself, ofc! And we know the best ways how...

1. Buy yourself flowers


Sure, flowers can be a super romantic gesture. But who's to say you can't shop for them yourself? After all, no one knows your fave florals better than you. So keep your chin up, put on that Miley Cyrus song and remember: Yes, you really *can* buy yourself flowers—no bf/gf needed.

2. Have a self-care day


An at-home spa day always helps. Run yourself a bath using all your fave scents. And don't be stingy with the bubbles! Self-care is all about reaching the ultimate state of relaxation. Just sit back, take some deep breaths and enjoy.

3. Wear your fave outfit


There's something about putting on your fave fit that will *instantly* brighten your day. Whether it consists of your baggiest sweatpants or your boldest sundress, search your closet for something that is sure to make you smile. That is the name of the game, after all. 

4. Style your hair in a new way


Giving yourself a new 'do is another top-tier form of self-care. We're not saying you need to give yourself at-home bangs (though if you want to, we have some crucial advice here), but a small change could be just what you need to refresh your positive energy. Something as simple as trying out a new hair bow would do the trick.

5. Make yourself a new piece of jewelry


As difficult as it may be, it's time to retire that "T as in Troy"-esque necklace your ex gifted to you last Christmas. Treat yourself by replacing it with something a little more *you*. Break out the embroidery floss and make yourself a friendship bracelet. Use lettered beads to spell out a message of self-love and wear it every day to remind yourself of how great you're doing.

How do you heal from a breakup? Let us know @girlslifemag!

All GIFs via Giphy


by Melanie Dowling | 4/15/2023