As if being isolated from your friends and families isn’t hard enough, along with the anxiety of our current time, imagine going through a breakup as well! With tensions already high and people not wanting any more drastic changes to life, this can feel especially tough. Don’t be discouraged though, you will get through this. Here are 4 tips on how to handle a breakup during lockdown…
Enjoy your me time
Yes, now is definitely unprecedented territory, but it’s important to try and find the positives. Stuck at home, but finally with more time do things we’ve had on our lists for ages. Now is perfect for enjoying some me time while you handle a breakup during lockdown.
If there’s a hobby you wanted to try, books you wanted to read, things you wanted draw, short courses you wanted to take, do it! Not only will learning something new to enrich your life, you’ll become so engrossed in it, that you’ll forget your breakup.
Block them on everything
This goes for all the time, not just if you’re handling a breakup during lockdown. Now, more than ever, you’re likely to find yourself creeping on their Instagram, trying to find out what they’re up to. Resist the urge.
It’s normal to want to reach out to an ex (check out our post on it here) but it’s still an unhealthy move. Remember, you broke up for a reason. Give yourself time to grieve the relationship, heal and reflect.
Make sure you’re still staying in touch with friends
Having a strong support system is important whilst social distancing. It becomes even more so if you have to handle a break up during lockdown. Hopefully, you hadn’t abandoned your friends because you were in a relationship, so have some video calls with them.
Also, reach out to old friends as well. Just because this relationship didn’t work, doesn’t mean you can’t strengthen other types of relationships right now.
Use this time to re-evaluate what you want
Now is a good place to be, in terms of having the time to really think. You can now decide what were the positives and negatives of your relationship. What did you learn? All that can be helpful when figuring out what you’re looking for next.
Maybe your ex wasn’t a great listener or you didn’t feel like you could open up to them. You might find that when you reflect on it, you both made mistakes. It’s about accepting that and growing from it.
So, there you have it! 4 tips on how to handle a breakup during lockdown. We hope they can help you find some peace of mind during this time. Look on the bright side, it’s one less thing to stress about!