The Secrets Behind the Post-Breakup Glow
We’ve all seen our favorite celebs or even our besties slaying like never before in the wake of a breakup.
It makes you wonder: how are they not caught up in the end of a relationship? How did they skip past heartbreak and go straight the post-fuckboy glow? It can honestly be difficult to end a relationship that you were so attached to, even if it was toxic, so it is easy to wonder how these ladies are killing the game while you may still be wallowing in ice cream and chick-flicks every night post-breakup.
Well, first off, congratulate yourself. If you actually ended a bad relationship, then you are already on your way to getting the glow. Ending relationships is extremely hard and it is even more difficult if it was a relationship you weren’t technically emotionally ready to end, but broke up with them anyway because it was for the better.
So just take a deep breath because you did it. You accomplished step one which is…
1. You ended something toxic.
Yeah it sucks and yeah it’s not exactly a joy ride but you know deep down that you are benefiting from this. Not to mention, you actually had the confidence to drop that loser guy. Is there anything you can’t do? Nope, there’s not.
2. Indulge in self-care.
Take some time to focus on YOU! Go outside and adventure, buy that new face mask you’ve been wanting, dance around in your underwear, because guess what? No one is judging you and no one is holding you back.
Now is the perfect time to have a relationship with yourself and do all of the things you have always wanted to do. Overall, just care for yourself! That means be healthy and drink that green juice and run the extra mile (or half mile, let’s be real), but also don’t feel bad about eating that pizza slice or eating dessert for dinner if that is what’s going to make you feel amazing at that moment.
3. Cop a new wardrobe.
When you’re feeling good you’re going to want be looking good right? Right… and any excuse for a shopping spree is an excuse I’m willing to take.
Retail therapy is the best saving grace and will help you feel more confident on your own. The most important thing is to buy the clothes you want to buy without anyone else’s opinion. If you feel amazing why does it matter what anyone else thinks? You finally don’t have to worry about dressing to impress the dead-beat you dropped, so don’t be afraid to splurge on an eccentric outfit you’ve always wanted to try. Maybe even refresh your whole wardrobe and go for a brand new look!
4. Show your hair some love.
Now that you have some new items in your closet to spice up your wardrobe a but, why not shake it up some more! Try getting the new haircut you’ve been too nervous to try, finally experiment in highlights or lowlights, or maybe just try styling your hair a little differently.
Use this to symbolically let go your past relationship. As cliche as it might sound, trying something new with your hair is revolutionary to being a new you. When you look in the mirror you want to see someone who is confident, radiant, and gorgeous on the inside and out, so find a haircut that will represent that.
Just don’t go too short — sometimes all you need is a trim to give you a whole new attitude.
5. Work on your inner glowup.
Finally, and most importantly, work on being a better you. All of these steps are ways to attain that ideal, but overall what is really important is knowing that you are now better off than before.
You have no one holding you back or bringing you down. You are free to be who you want to be, you are free from any harmful person and relationship, so take advantage of it.
Anyway, isn’t the best form of revenge being successful? You probably went through a lot being with someone who honestly was not worth your time, so now is the opportunity to mend those wounds and be the person that you’ve always wanted to be.
Attaining the post-fuckboy glow is mainly just being able to love yourself and remaining confident. So follow those two principles while incorporating the rest of these five steps and you will be radiating in no time!