How To Forget Your Ex When EVERYTHING Around Reminds You Of Your Ex
After my recent break up, I had a hard time trying to forget my ex (perhaps, you are also having a tough time trying to forget your ex). Initially, it was difficult even to just wake up and roll out of bed in the morning. When I finally managed to drag myself to go to work, I left the car radio off, because every song seemed like painful reminder of him. It didn’t stop there, I couldn’t bear to eat at the same restaurants we went together, I couldn’t …. The endless list continues…
They say that time heals all wounds but all it’s done so far is give me more time to think about how much I miss you.~Elizabeth Wilder
Yes, the first few days after a break up, you will be able to relate to Elizabeth Wilder feelings! However, eventually, you will forget your ex but.. YOU NEED TO MAKE AN EFFORT ON YOUR PART to make it happen.Here are some of the important things that you must bear in mind to be able to forget your ex and move on easily.
You will never be able to move on after a break up if you still cling to the possibility of getting back with your ex. Don’t dwell too much on the past and learn to accept that it’s over. You forget your ex if you are in the proper frame of mind. Focus on what you can do to become a better person without your ex by your side.
2. Refrain from reliving moments
If there was a special place you went together, you had a special song or anything else that will trigger happier moments, AVOID it. This is one of the most important steps in trying to erase those memories of your ex.
3. Get rid of the mementos
Photos, gifts and other mementos are reminders of the time you spent as a couple. Keeping photos of your ex all around the house will just cause you to pine away for them. It will prolong your efforts to forget your ex and may cause you to regret the breakup. Do yourself a favor and put them away.
4. Change Your Surroundings
I understand that there is a limit to which you can change your surroundings. But there are simple things like rearranging your room, getting new bed sheets, putting up a new painting or poster you can do. This will help you feel like you are moving forward and moving on.
Also, a temporary change of scenery was also effective. I took a couple of days leave from work, and went to my sister’s for a short stay.
5. Delete your ex’s number from your phone.
You won’t be able to forget your ex, as long as you keep in touch with your ex. Try to avoid contact with your ex, at least the initial few weeks following the break up. So, delete the phone numbers, and other online traces of your ex and make a clean break.
If you are finding it difficult to stay of the phone read my previous post Resist The Urge To Call Your Ex
6. Keep yourself occupied
If your mind is idle, it could lead you to unwanted images or feelings. So it is important to keep yourself busy when you are trying to forget your ex. Try physical activities, some sport, go to the gym, go swimming, go jogging, just walk or do something that you enjoy, but couldn’t do when your ex was around! Here are more ideas to on ways to keep you busy after a break up.
Any ideas you can contribute to forget your ex?