Tuesday, December 08, 2009

How to Survive a Breakup

Breaking up is never easy, but guess what?

Living after the breakup is even more difficult.
But don't let that deter you. Luckily, your Belle de Jour sisters have come up with tips on how to turn that breakup into something positive and worth your time. Trust us - you'll emerge a stronger, wiser, and more beautiful bella after this!

1. Try out something new. Breakups can be jarring, since you've gotten used to a routine. However, this is a good time for change, be it big or small. Sign up to learn a foreign language, pick up a sport or teat yourself to a spankin' new do. Celebrate your freedom!

2. Channel your feelings into your journal or blog, or work off the rage in the gym. Since moving on can take a while, you need an outlet for all of your pent-up emotions. Start a new journal or a blog with the sole purpose of chronicling your life after the big breakup. Experts often suggest this because it's a good way of releasing your emotions and helping you inch closer to closure.

3. Have a handful of close friends as your support system. Allow your friends to rally around you and pamper you - you certainly deserve that attention. But don't abuse that privilege, because no one is saintly enough to endure prolonged whining and moping.

4. Enjoy your new found single status. You might be tempted to give in to self-pity or misery, but if you keep on being depressed, you'll never get out of that rut. Instead, look in the mirror and smile: you're single again, and that means you can now indulge your whims without having to worry about what he says.

Cliche as it seems, think of the breakup as something positive. After all, he lost just something precious: YOU. Chin up, bella!

Source: Belle de Jour Power Planner


  1. It's been a really long time since the last time I "suffered" from a break up but these could be really helpful to all those girls with crushing hearts right now. :)

    Btw, I added you na sa Blogroll ko. :)


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