Ah breakups – we’ve all been there! Did you know that the majority of breakups take place in the month after Valentine’s Day? That means we are in prime post-breakup season. So whether it’s your own heart that’s broken, or a friend’s – I’ve put together the essential breakup survival kit to help put a smile back on that lovely face.
While the temptation to hibernate and dissolve into a puddle of tears and self-pity is strong – you must resist! Just relax, and focus on you! And revel in the fact that tomorrow everything is going to be okay.
Text Active Tee, $12 CAD, Joe Fresh
New Workout Clothes… Hear me out! Nothing helps heal a broken heart like exercise – we all know that. But for those of us who aren’t easily motivated to take a class or go for a run, sometimes we need a little something extra to get us moving. Treat yourself to some retail therapy and get jazzed up for some exercise with some cute new workout gear!
PJ’s… Comfy clothes for lounging are essential during any break-up. Pick a cute pair that’s comfortable enough for dancing to pop-break up songs once you’re ready to shake off those blues!
Harrow Boot, approx $629 CAD, Rag & Bone
Splurge Worthy Shoes… Walk right out of his (or her) life in style! Let yourself splurge a little on that pair you’ve been eyeing. Reward yourself in advance for getting over this heartbreak setback. While you certainly don’t need to break the bank, this is the current pair I’m coveting.
Movies… I’m a firm believer in laughing away your woes. And that means no wallowing with sad movies and TV shows! Follow along with Ted’s dating disastrous adventures with How I Met Your Mother or watch Jason Segel get over his ex in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Take Up a New Hobby or Skill… Check out that dance class you’ve been meaning to take, or sign up for that French cooking workshop, even if you have to do it solo. If you need a confidence boost try a boxing bootcamp or a sexy street jazz dance class! Take a look at your local community centre for new ideas that won’t break the bank.
Makeover… Change up your style with a new outfit. If you’re usually a girly-girl, try the street style look. If you’re usually boho, consider going grunge-chic. Change is good, and you’re ready to embark on a new, exciting phase of your life! My next look to try? Off duty model:
Wilfred Free Uma Sweater, $95 CAD, Aritzia