How To Get Over An Ex
Start writing a post

How To Forget Your Ex Over The Holidays — Or In General

Try to only think about the bad times.

How To Forget Your Ex Over The Holidays — Or In General

Ok, ok. I may not have full credentials to actually give you this type of advice but hey I think I have enough street knowledge to lay down a thing or two. I've dated here and there and was definitely hung up on exes before. Based on my experience, if you're currently going to a shitty time right now, I can guarantee you that IT WILL PASS. Here are a few tips to keep yourself occupied and not fall back into bad habits (like drunk texting your ex).

1. Block/ delete stuff off social media 


Do yourself a fucking favor and unfollow your ex on social media. If you're a stalker( like me) maybe block them for a short amount of time so you break the habit. You're already hurting, stop giving yourself a reason to wallow in self-pity.

2. Rather than think about the good times, try to think about only the bad ones. 


Reminiscence about the good times when enough time has passed. I always think about the crappy things he used to say to me and on top of that how unhappy I was during the relationship.

3. Stay busy 

Busy Pirates Of The Caribbean GIF - Find & Share on GIPHYGiphy

I worked 50 hours a week at one point and went out every weekend with my friends. Some might say that avoiding your issues is bad, but I wasn't avoiding them. I just didn't want to spend my days in absolute sorrow so I forced my self to do things.

4. Surround yourself with people you love


Hang out with your friends as much as you can! I had the best time with my friends during my break up. 1. Because they're biased and will always be by my side and 2. They'll do the most to make sure you're having fun during these dark times.

5. Allow yourself to feel the pain 


I believe that if you're going to move forward in anything you have to understand the situation completely; how it ended, why it ended and what you've learned from it. All these things take time to understand and it's ok if you feel like crap for a few days. It's normal and it will pass. Take some time to really think through everything and allow yourself to fully understand the situation from every angle.

Then again all these things are easier said than done. I give people advice all the time but would never actually take it myself until very recently. I personally don't like feeling miserable so I will do everything in my power to improve the state I'm in. If you're having a rough time right now, just remember you're not alone in this! However, self-improvement starts from you and no one else. It's your choice to make that first step and if you're trying, keep going! It's almost the new year so shake off the bad juju before 2019!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments