Breakups suck. There are few occasions where separating is a joyous event and the support of friends and family is vital to getting you back on your feet; whether it’s physically, financially, socially or emotionally.
There’s another remedy for speeding up the healing process and that’s a good old fashioned makeover. Here are 5 healthy, confidence-boosting, relaxing and emotionally rewarding ways to reinvent yourself after a breakup... from the toenails up!
1. Spin baby, spin!
Studies reveal that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression just as effectively as antidepressants - minus the side effects! Exercising with music can also benefit athletic performance by up to 15 percent, so it makes sense to do them together, right? And what better way to forget the ex than in a spin class designed to physically and mentally replenish you with a disco style cardio party at Bodhi & Ride’s boutique Melbourne RIDE Chamber.
2. Colour Therapy
Some ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians and Chinese used chromotherapy (the use of colours to heal). Now while there are no direct scientific correlations between painting your nails and increased feelings of happiness, a colourful nailart makeover could be just what you need post-breakup to take your mind off things. Whether you enlist the services of a professional nail technician or splash around with your own glitter nail polish, a fresh set of claws is a great post-split mood-booster.
3. Take it Lying Down
Improved mood, reduced anxiety, lessening of depression and decreases in anger and anxiety are just some of the benefits a good massage lends to easing the heartache and pain of a breakup. Not quite ready to shed the trackies and Ugg boots? Hire a mobile massage therapist and have a trained professional arrive on your doorstep at a convenient time for you, or DIY with a Deep Kneading Heat Pillow for Neck, Body & Back Massages.
4. Transform Your Tresses
As Coco Chanel said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life”. Reinvent your newly-single self with some colour-changing hair dye, hair extensions or sweet hair accessories and headbands. And if you’re in need of some serious body maintenance after the split, book a brazilian wax or sort it out once and for all with your very own home laser hair removal machine.
5. Call in the Backup
You don’t need an excuse to get your makeup done, but why not create one? Organise a get together with friends and have a professional mobile makeup artist come to the house to create your new look for a night out on the town. Slip into a luxurious Japanese silk kimono for the sitting and sip on some Japanese Slippers while you enjoy a pampering before a night out with your BFFs.
Image source: Jessica Hanna Hair & Beauty