1. Travel alone.
Everything feels shattered (especially your self-esteem) after a bad break up. Self-love is about renewing yourself and prioritizing your own wants and needs for a change. Traveling alone is the perfect way to think things through, and discover something in yourself that you have never known when you are in a relationship.
2. Learn a new hobby.
Remember that dance class you’ve been dying to take? Or how about that short course on baking you saw on Groupon a couple of weeks ago? Whatever has the potential to enrich your soul and make you happy, do it. It’s about time you do something for yourself and go for what you really want in your life.
3. Make volunteering a habit.
I have learned that if you want love, you should also give love. You cannot move on and start a new chapter in your life if you hold onto grudges and bad experiences. Learn to forgive — not just the person who hurts you, but also yourself for hurting. When you fully understand how to forgive and forget, you the gratitude and penchant for positive evaluation will translate into other aspects of life.
4. Re-connect with an old friend or family member.
Sometimes when we are in a relationship, we forget about the other important people in our lives. Our family and friends play a huge role in shaping who we are, and it is important that we show them the same amount of love and attention we give our special someone. Living in the present and enjoying the people and things that deserve appreciation is equally important.
5. Start a journal.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be a writer and get to work on a lengthy novel. Writing however, is wildly helpful in terms of gaining inner peace and happiness. When you scribble, you unleash another part of yourself that’s rich in self-awareness.
6. Read more.
The important thing here is trying to learn new things each day that would enhance and cultivate you in the near future. Try “How full is your Bucket? By Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton. It’s about living in a positive disposition and how the smallest interactions we have with others every day profoundly affect our relationships, productivity, health, and longevity.
7. Live a healthier lifestyle.
Shifting into a healthier lifestyle is also an act of self-love. Once you learn how to listen to the needs of your body, you learn how to listen with the other parts as well — enough for you to be more open with your thoughts and actions.
8. Save and Invest.
Nothing is more attractive than a woman who can take care of herself and depend on her own income. Being single can sometimes be a stroke of luck not just in your personal life, but also professionally. Investing in stocks or in start-ups can be a breeze — especially when making decisions are a lot easier and not that compromised.
9. Re-assess your life goals.
Setting goals both big and small will give you a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose. You are limitless, and you can achieve anything you want in your life without someone stopping you.