You got yourself into this mess (okay, maybe your ex-husband did, but that isn’t the point), now it’s time to get yourself out of it. Although their might not be any quick fixes or any easy solutions, I have some surefire ways to make yourself feel better, and perhaps even provide a little insight into your soul, and the healing process.
GO ON A DATE:
It doesn’t have to be a good date, and you don’t even have to like the guy, just go on 1 date so that you realize two things:
1) you are interesting
2) some other people are interesting.
Even if the guy you date doesn’t happen to be one of those interesting people, don’t worry about it, the next guy will seem that much more interesting by comparison. Don’t overdo it though, to many dates too quickly and you wont give yourself time to work through some things.
A LITTLE RETAIL THERAPY:
Not too much, because that is a slippery slope, but a little. Treat yourself! Can’t afford it… Sell your diamond ring!. That should put you in the right direction.
MAKE SOME VITAMIN D:
Don’t look directly at the sun, but feel free to let it look directly at you! If you happen to live in a cold climate, and don’t find the rain cathartic, visit a tanning salon. Seriously, do it. You will feel better.
TRY A NEW FOOD:
You might like it, although you probably won’t, but it will remind you that the world is big and there are plenty of things you haven’t experienced yet. To bring this metaphor full circle eat a type of Oyster you haven’t tried before just to remind yourself that the world is indeed you’re Oyster!
PUT DOWN THE BOOK:
In General I am a big fan of reading. It beats the heck out of watching TV, or watching paint dry, or thinking about your divorce, but sometimes it is good to be pensive, like when you are outside on that walk we talked about earlier, but when you are at home at night lying in bed, you should be tired from a full day, not seeking escape. If you want to pick up a book, go back to suggestion one and work your way through the list again.