The recovery time after ending a relationship is usually longer than the bunion surgery recovery time. Yet, there are ways to make it go by a little faster and less painfully. One of these ways is to follow the no-contact rule.
If you’re new to the idea of going no-contact, we’re here to help by offering 5 steps to take when you go no-contact. Let’s get into it.
What is No-Contact?
First, it’s important to understand what the no-contact rule is. The main idea behind it is that you cut off all communication with an ex after your break up, this includes following them on social media, asking their friends about them, and definitely texting or calling. While some people try and use this rule to get their ex back, it’s not what it should be used for. Instead, the no-contact rule is meant to help you grieve, move past a relationship, and focus on yourself.
So, what are the steps to take after you go no-contact? Let’s get into it.
Block Them on Everything
The first step is one of the easiest and hardest at the same time. It’s simple to click “block” and “unfollow” on our phones, but it’s hard to go through with it. However, this step is crucial and needs to be the first thing you do after you decide to go no-contact and start moving on from the relationship. You could remove them from your social media, but blocking is better so you don’t get tempted to look at their page or contact them if they happen to reach out to you.
Allow Yourself to Grieve
The next step is to allow yourself to grieve the relationship. It’s important that you give yourself the time and space to feel all the emotions that come after the loss of a relationship. Don’t suppress your feelings, but allow yourself to feel them. Feeling sad, confused, and a little lost after a relationship is normal. Just remember, it will get better with time.
Focus on Yourself
Once you’ve allowed yourself to grieve the relationship, it’s time to start putting energy back into yourself. Spend some time thinking about what life is like for you now and what direction you want to head. You’ll want to practice self-care habits like meditating and journaling to build that deep connection with yourself again.
Explore New Hobbies
After you’ve started to build a healthy relationship with yourself again, it’s time to get back out into the world. Use this time to explore hobbies or activities you never had while you were in the relationship. You could travel, join a new gym, or try your hand at painting. This is where you learn to enjoy the world around you without a partner.
Start Socializing Again
Last but not least, start putting yourself back out there. Hang out with friends, you could even consider dating again. Just make sure that you’re fully healed from the breakup. You can tell that you’re moving on if you stop thinking about your ex so much.