27 Things To Do Instead Of Texting Your Ex

27 Things To Do Instead Of Texting Your Ex

I know you want to text him or her... but here are several BETTER things to do with your time.

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Heartbreak sucks, being bored sucks, being lonely sucks... yet, these are not reasons to text your ex! Instead, here are things to do instead of texting your ex.

1. Try doing yoga.

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There's no better way to relax and still feel like you're getting exercise at the same time. Yoga is great for so many things and can definitely help will all of the stress that your ex probably caused. Brett Larkin has some amazing yoga for beginners on Youtube!

2. Delete social media for the day. 

Seeing their posts all over your feed prompts the idea that they want to hear from you. It's a lie. Just take a break from it all and do something more productive.

3. Go somewhere new! 

Sometimes exploring can be a lot of fun. Exploring by yourself is even more fun since you can fully discover who you are alone. Or, bring your roommates along too!!

4. Dye your hair. 

I know there's so many cliché posts about this, but you'll feel like a new person. {Your ex's name} who?

5. Go for a run.

If you're into that sort of thing...

6. TREAT YOURSELF. 

If you're a girl, go get your nails done, get a massage, take a hot bath, use a bath bomb, etcetera... If you're a guy, I'm not sure what to tell you. Go get some ice cream maybe? Do guys like ice cream still?

7. Start a Pinterest board of all your favorite things. 

This might be really girly, but it's so important to constantly be reminded of things that bring you Joy. If you're more into crafts, do this with a poster board and cut out things from magazines.

8. Print new pictures. 

If every single picture that you have in your room includes your ex, it's time to take them down, Go to the store and print out new photos of you and your super cool friends doing things!

9. Do a cartwheel in every store within a 5-mile radius.

Spice up your life a little, do cartwheels.

10. Write a happy song. 

If you're into the whole music scene, write a happy song and perform it for all of your adoring fans on your Snapchat. Or just sing it inside your room. It's up to you!

11. Go to Build-A-Bear. 

I don't care if you're 12 or 23. Build-A-Bear is a place for all ages to recieve happy bears and someone to snuggle with. BOOM- I just solved your lonely problem.

12. Call a friend. 

Some of my best advice is that whenever you feel like texting your ex, pick another friend and call them. I had a designated friend that I would text each time I felt like texting someone I wasn't supposed to, and it worked out perfectly.

13. Read. 

I'm sure you didn't have a lot of downtime before, but now you do! Go to Half Price Books and pick out something for yourself!

14. Watch a new Netflix/Hulu/ Amazon Prime Series. 

A virtual adventure! How cool does that sound?

15. Go shopping.

Retail therapy. Am I right, ladies?

16. Write a love letter to yourself. 

Hype YOURSELF up. You are awesome and deserving of love!!

17. Take a nap. 

You can't text if you're sleeping, right?

18. Create a blog. 

Aside from this blog, I do in fact have another one. If you need a place to vent on the internet, this is the perfect thing for you!

19. Post affirmations EVERYWHERE. 

If you need to pick yourself up, write all over your mirror what YOU need to hear every single day. My favorites are:

"I am loved"

"I am beautiful"

"I don't need anyone to be my happiness"

20. Compliment everyone that you know. 

Sending a quick text to everyone (minus your ex) with a sweet compliment will help you to feel better & keep your mind away from them.

21. Take yourself on a date. 

This might fall under "treat yourself", but honestly go out and do something that you enjoy by yourself. It's liberating to not worry about anyone else for a change.

22. Create a challenge for yourself. 

Ladies, try going 30 days without makeup, or 30 days drinking a certain amount of water. It's 2019. Better yourself!

Men, try going 30 days without a cheeseburger or your favorite fast food. Also, drink water. Make a plan to workout every day. Or, challenge yourself to compliment everyone you pass. It's 2019 which means it's time to be gentlemen and not be bitter over a past relationship.

23. Buy a fish. 

That way, you now have a pet to distract you. Mine is named Squirt.

24. Cook a delicious meal.  

One of the most rewarding things is making a fantastic meal and being extremely satisfied afterwards.

25. Clean. 

The best way to keep busy is finally deciding to tackle the garage or your closet that you've been putting off for months. Clean everything that you can and de-clutter your life.

26. Have a slumber party with friends.

Also, this has nothing to do with your age or gender. Plan the best dang slumber party that you can. Even make a pinterest board for it. If you're 21+ this party can include some wine!

27. Create a goal board. 

Since they're gone, what do you want to do with your life? Goal boards are a cheap and fun way to feel like you have your life together.

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I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

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"Can I get your snap?"

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In this day in age, everyone has the app Snapchat and if you don't, you might be missing out on the biggest dating opportunity of our time. The app Snapchat was originally used to send ten-second photos of yourself to your chosen friends but in recent years it has grown to become a source of communication for dating. People would rather hand out their Snapchat usernames rather than their real phone number.

Snapchat was originally used to do brief communication with your closest friends. You can only send quick pictures of yourself or whatever is around you and only put very few words on a picture. Does that sound like a quality conversation to you? That's because it isn't. Dating has become more and more online in the past few years which has caused this growth in Snapchat being used for this sole purpose. People can easily put this picture perfect life on Snapchat and only capture their best selves. You don't even have bios on Snapchat so the person knows less about you than on any other dating app, only what you choose to share in those ten-second photos.

The use of Snapchat in dating has changed dating altogether. It has caused it to become less conversational and more about a game. Once giving or receiving a person's Snapchat, people always feel like the other person should always respond first because it shows that they care but if they don't it shows that they are not interested. Even when they do send a Snapchat, it's always about the waiting game. If you respond too quickly, then you look desperate but wait too long then it looks like you're not interested. People also give out Snapchats rather than phone numbers because of its lack of ties. If you give someone your Snap it means they might be interested but only give the phone number if you know them really well and want to potentially date them. It is always about the game when it comes to Snapchat dating and if you play the game wrong, then you end up getting ghosted.

With this new online dating world, people are able to ghost a person easier than in real life. Ghosting is when you are talking to someone and out of the blue, they drop all communication with you and never speak to you again. Sorry ladies if you got ghosted recently but it actually happens more often then some would think due to online dating. People are easily able to un-add people on social media and ignore their messages.

While Snapchat is a great app to communicate with friends, the use of it as a source of dating and getting to know someone is questionable. People use it to try and get to know people which it lacks because of its limited ways to communicate. So the next time someone asks you, "Can I get your Snap," just know the purpose behind it is not what you may think.

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