How to Move On When He Broke Up with You in the Middle of Hell Week

And you thought this week couldn't get any worse.
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Sep 29, 2016
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Moving on is already a difficult process in itself. But can you imagine what happens when you have to do it in the middle of hell week, right when you're trying to catch your breath and live through a huge pile of school works?

It's heartbreaking, and what's even more painful is that you are left with almost no time to grieve because you cannot lose your focus at this crucial time of the academic year. Although we wish you, our dear Candy Girls, won't have to go through something like this, we know that this incident can't also be avoided. So if you're trying to move on right now in the middle of hell week or if he broke up with in the middle of such a busy time, here's a list to help you cope and make the process a bit easier.

  1. Give yourself some time to cry and be sad.

Moving on doesn't happen overnight. Losing an important part of your life is difficult and sad, so allow yourself to slowly accept the fact that you have to be able to live without him. Cry, feel sad, stay in bed—but make sure you give yourself a deadline because the world won't stop spinning just because you want it to.

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  1. Throw away all the things that remind you of him.

Get rid of the things that make you think of him more—photos, letters, that stuffed animal on your bed, your pillow, everything! Delete his messages and photos in your phone. As the saying goes, "Out of sight, out of mind." There will be a lot of moments when you'll think of him, so the last thing you need are things that will force you to recall what you used to have.

  1. Take a different route going to school.

If you're used to taking a specific route to and from school with him, choose another way. Chances are you'll either bump into him or you'll be forced to think of him. If you have to, ask your friends for help if you need them to be with you to explore another way to school. Trust us, starting a new routine is best for you after that breakup.

  1. Keep yourself busy with school.

There may be disadvantages to moving on at this time of the year, but there's also an advantage—there are a lot of things to distract you. Do your best in school. Spend your time studying, finishing your thesis, working on your presentation—hang in there and do your best to focus on your responsibilities. You will have to face the heartbreak sooner or later but since you can't afford to lose your focus ATM, then you just have to make good use of the situation you're in.

  1. Take good care of yourself.

Please don't take your health for granted even if you're moving on, Candy Girls. After a breakup, the first thing you need to master is loving yourself again—in a better way this time around. Even if you don't have the energy to look after yourself, try. Eat on time, get some rest, don't stop doing your skin regimen, and take your vitamins. Trust us, you don't have to look bad even if you feel bad.

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