Goodful·Posted on 20 Nov 202115 Tips That Seriously Helped Me Get Over A Broken HeartI swear, these go beyond grabbing a giant tub of ice cream!by Ritu ChandiramaniBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Some exercise REALLY helps. Dharma Productions I know it's a cliche, but one of the first things I did was to finally get that gym membership I'd been talking about for the longest time. Since exercise releases dopamine and serotonin, it is not just a rom-com movie fix, and is legit supposed to work. Also, the post breakup hotness is real. 2. Talk to your people! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Balaji Motion Pictures Isolating yourself is the worst thing you can do after a breakup. Ergo, after you've given yourself the necessary time to process the situation, talk to your friends, parents — basically whoever you'd like. But make sure you talk. 3. Clean up! Seriously! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @Bounce_TV on GIPHY / Via giphy.com Personally, cleaning my room/cupboard gives me the illusion that I'm cleaning up my life. 4. Read a book. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @spongebob on GIPHY / Via giphy.com Poetry was my go-to because I felt like every poet who wrote about love understood me. However, a good novel can also help because it can really let you escape your world for a bit, if you want to. 5. Make plans to go out! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @4moreshotspls on GIPHY / Via giphy.com It's time to make those long overdue plans materialise and meet people you haven't met in a while. It feels like a breath of fresh air when you can talk about new things, visit new places, and basically have stuff to look forward to. 6. Start a playlist that's yours! Base Industries Group Listen to music that wasn't recommended by they who shall not be named. 7. Try therapy if you haven't already. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @thegoodplace on GIPHY / Via giphy.com Having supportive friends is amazing, but it helps to have an objective perspective on things, especially from a professional, when you aren't doing too great emotionally. 8. Try meditation. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @theoffice on GIPHY / Via giphy.com Don't roll your eyes just yet. Meditation is supposed to help calm you and give your mind the break it needs. If you've been on an emotional rollercoaster, meditation might just help you settle down for a bit. 9. Take a break from social media. Please. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @watchallblk on GIPHY / Via giphy.com While scrolling away on Instagram can feel therapeutic, you can actually do without looking at happy strangers when you're miserable. Uninstall the socials for a couple of days and just BE. 10. Rewatch some of your favourite movies. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @abcnetwork on GIPHY / Via giphy.com Rewatch a movie or a show that you like (and hopefully one that doesn't remind you of them). Predictability in a movie might just offer comfort when you feel like you have no control over anything else. 11. Take yourself out on a date. Dharma Productions I know a solo trip might not be possible for everyone but you can always take the day off for yourself! Go watch the movie you've been wanting to, or visit that one restaurant that you spotted months ago. Get some joy that's all yours and make new memories. I know I did. 12. Change the cutesy names. I am begging you. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @ryndean on GIPHY / Via giphy.com Try not to put your ex on a pedestal. Get rid of the cutesy names and see them as a regular person. Also, while you're at it, please don't re-read your conversations with them. 13. Put the time and love into other things. It works, trust me. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Star World / Via giphy.com Get busy. Pick up that hobby you've been wanting to get to for a while or get into work head on. Focus on things that would make you grow as an individual. 14. Mute them on all socials. Just do it! Dharma Productions Going through their profile over and over again isn't doing anybody any good. Nor is getting notified every time they post. Mute them, please. 15. And finally, go get that tub of ice cream. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC I know I said that the list goes on beyond ice cream, but that doesn't mean you can't have any!