You just spoke to your favorite psychic … and the outcome is going to take a bit longer to manifest than you had desired. So what do you do when you’re stuck in relationship limbo? Try these 5 tips to survive the waiting game.
1. Turn off the technology. Seriously. No texting, no Facebook stalking, no calling every five minutes. Why? It’s never a good idea to push someone when they’re not ready, if they need space let them have space. If you spend all your time monitoring their Facebook, you’ll cause yourself unnecessary stress. Have faith that if they are meant to come back to you, they will.
2. Reconnect with you. When you begin dating someone new, or even start a relationship, your world gradually begins to revolve around your paramour. That’s ok and normal, but when the relationship hits the breaks, oftentimes you’re left wondering what life was like before them. Instead of trying to run from dealing with things and find a rebound love, spend time with yourself. Do things you didn’t have time for when in a relationship. Try something new or travel somewhere you’ve always wanted to.
3. Get back to your friendships. Typically, when we are involved in a relationship we have less time to maintain our friendships and often drift from people in our lives.
Use this limbo time to reconnect with your friends and people you enjoy being around — the ones that like you unconditionally and don’t judge. Don’t underestimate how important strong friendships are in our lives. The best part about them is you can always pick up where you left off.
4. Take inventory of your life. Make some lists of what’s working in your life, and what isn’t. Who is good for you… who isn’t? Being in limbo is actually a great time to get some thinking done as to where you currently are in your life and where you hope to go. Use this time to weed out any people or activities that are detrimental to your success and achieving your goals.
5. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Learn to laugh at yourself and don’t take your life too seriously. While this free time is great to make some adjustments in your life, it’s also important to remember to have fun and laugh. Often times, when we reflect on the past or look back at certain situations, we have a good chuckle about it and how we handled things. Laughter truly is the best medicine.