Breakups are never easy, and finding yourself suddenly single can have an impact on your self-esteem. If you’re feeling down after a relationship gone south, then you definitely need a confidence boost.
But how can you perk yourself up and feel like “you” again? While getting over someone does take time, there are ways in which you can regain some confidence — starting today. Here are some top post-breakup, confidence-boosting tips:
Pamper Yourself with New Lingerie
If you’re feeling less-than-sexy, buying some new lingerie can definitely boost your spirits. In particular, invest in pretty, well-fitted bra and panty sets and wear them every day. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to work or having a night out; when you wear sensual lingerie under your clothes, it will no doubt give you a confidence boost. Have a few sets to choose from in different colors and fits. For example, you might decide on a strapless bra to go with your little black dress, a white lacey set for under a shirt, or a racy red number to mix things up.
Let Down Your Hair for a Girl’s Night Out
Put on a flattering dress, get your hair done, and wear a pair of killer high heels, because you need a girl’s night out. Going out for the night with your besties will help you reconnect and take your mind off your breakup. Of course, the type of evening you choose will depend largely on your interests. For example, you might go out to dinner at your favorite restaurant or spend the evening dancing up a storm. Then again, if you want to keep things more intimate, host a dinner party with wine, movies, and good conversation.
Find Your Passion with a New Hobby
Your singledom is also a chance for you to focus on trying new things. So, say “yes” to new opportunities and take up a hobby you’ve always wanted to try. Plus, joining an interest group or club not only offers new experiences but you may also make some friends along the way.
Of course, there is a range of hobbies from which to choose. For example, if you’re athletic, join a local club for tennis, hiking, walking, or dancing. Or, perhaps you want to try your hand at a cooking class, drawing lessons, photography groups, or a writer’s workshop.
Get Active and Boost Your Mood
Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your confidence. Regardless of your fitness level, you’re bound to get in better shape and boost your ego — and, oh yeah, have some fun in the process. The options are limitless. Case in point: Take regular walks with a friend for those feel-good endorphins or join a spin class to work up a sweat. Being active is a good distraction from your normal to-dos, and high-intensity workouts will give you no time to ponder the past. Ultimately, you’ll walk away feeling happier and healthier, with the added benefit of a toned body.
Boosting your Confidence After a Breakup
If you’ve ever been through a tough breakup, you know your ego may have taken a big hit. However, it’s more than possible to regain your confidence quickly when you put yourself first.
As such, pamper yourself with pretty new lingerie, and invest in a set to wear with any outfit. Get dressed to the nines while enjoying a girl’s night out with some of your besties. And, don’t forget to try a new hobby and/or get your confidence back while enjoying some fun fitness.