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How To Survive A Breakup During Quarantine

Culture12.14.20
How to survive a breakup

We all know it: breakups can be seriously rough. But add the isolating feeling of a global pandemic and quarantine, and you’ve got even more reasons to be reaching for a box of tissues. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with some sage advice to cope with heartbreak -- and get back in the game when you’re good and ready!

First things first, make a clean break.

That means no social media stalking! Although it might be tempting to see if they’ve moved on with someone else or subtweeting you at 2AM, this is pure torture!! Turn OFF post notifications, mute, or block -- do whatever you need to do to put some serious digital distance between you and your ex. You’ll thank us later!

Reach out to your friends and family.

You know, the ones you might’ve put on the back burner to get deep with your new flame? Yeah, those! Plan a virtual happy hour or game night to reconnect with your faves, vent about your feelings, or completely take your mind off of the breakup for a little while.

It’s time to get busy!

Find some new and healthy distractions that’ll bring good vibes and enrich your life. Follow your passions. Makeup tutorials, photography, baking, or calming meditations: whatever makes you feel good! Remember, a relationship should never consume 100% of your time and energy.

Allow yourself time to process your emotions.

This is uncharted territory! Journaling your thoughts is a great way to get your feelings out on paper and measure your growth in the long run. And if you’re ever in this position again, you’ll have tangible proof that you can get through anything!

A little retail therapy never hurt anybody!

There’s nothing like a wardrobe refresh for an extra confidence boost when you need it most. It’s always a good time to treat yo’ self and a Fashion Nova haul with all of our must-have essentials is exactly what the doctor ordered! Plus, you’ll have plenty of outfit options for your next virtual Zoom date when you’re ready to start dating again.

Self care, self care, SELF CARE!

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t create the ultimate spa experience for yourself. Draw yourself a bath, put on a great playlist, light some candles, set a MOOD. This is just an example, but find something you can do weekly that feels luxurious and 100% about making YOU feel good.

Get back out there -- with some boundaries!

Without completely rushing the healing process, sometimes the best way to get over a breakup is with the sheer excitement of meeting someone new. Don’t go falling in love, though! Keep it casual and practice taking it slow while you get back in the dating game. Remember to have fun!

The bottom line? You’ve got this. We believe in you! We hope these tips will help you get over that heartbreak and back to feeling like the stunning NovaBabe you are, inside and out!

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