It's easy to forget about the importance of inner-peace and self-love after a breakup. The pain of losing a partner can be so intense that even acknowledging your emotions can be heart-wrenching. But that's why making an extra effort to take care of yourself during tough times is so important, and finding the right self-care routines to try after a breakup can be a great way to kick-start the healing process. According to Dr. Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and host of The Kurre and Klapow Show, readjusting to single life takes a concerted effort and a consistent commitment to self-care.
"A breakup is one of the most life-changing experiences a human can have," Dr. Klapow tells Elite Daily. "It means processing the memories of a person who is still alive, still around, maybe still in your social circle but with whom you don’t interact in the same intimate manner." A important part of making the shift from a relationship to single life as seamless as possible is adjusting your self-care routine. "Taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually is critical to making the transition. Without time and healing, you may carry the stress and grief with you into everything you do." Here are some ways to make self-care part of your everyday life post-breakup.