Here is the sage advice I have to offer to anyone going through a breakup: Woo girl, need to kick off your shoes. Got to take a deep breath, time to focus on you. (OK, fine, that advice actually came from Lizzo. But it doesn't make it any less true.) Self-care may have become synonymous with ice cream and Netflix, and while a lazy weekend at home may feel good, it might not leave you feeling good as hell in the long run. If you're tired of moping, then I have a few self-care routines that build confidence after a breakup that will have you feeling like your old self in no time. (Well, some time. Recovering from a breakup is a process, people. Accept it and embrace it.)
Your instinct — especially right after a breakup — might be to coddle yourself. But while breakups can be a major blow to your confidence, rebuilding your self-esteem is just as important as practicing self-love. You don't even have to make any major chances in your life, either (because you've probably already been through enough change). Here are nine simple things you can do every day to boost your self-esteem post-breakup.