I’m participating in the #SchickTransformation campaign, sponsored by Schick Hydro® at Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
Well, I’m officially almost 2 months single. Most of that time has been spent settling into my new home, focusing on healing, and spending time with friends. I’ve been on a few dates over the last few weeks, but my heart isn’t really in it, yet. At first I beat myself up about that, but over time I’m realizing that’s ok. It’s ok to take my time. Taking my time to focus on rebuilding the parts of me my last relationship tore apart. If you find yourself in the same boat, it’s also ok to take your time. Take as much time as you need and/or want. Healing and focusing on self-love is paramount at this junction, and I think a lot of people forget that post-breakup.
When you are ready to get back into dating those months/weeks of self-love will be worth it. They’ll allow you to refocus on what’s important to you. Meaning that you’ll be the best possible version of yourself for the next person you date. Which is why I’m teaming up with Schick Hydro to share 3 tips for dating post breakup. Seeing as I personally know how difficult it can be to get back out there and all.
Take Care of Yourself
I’ll be the first to admit that post-breakup it is very easy to let yourself go. Not showering, not shaving, and wearing the same clothes over and over again. Trust me, I GET IT. I was there, for longer than I care to admit, but it’s not doing you any favors. Even though wallowing in self-pity and misery can feel cathartic, for a time.
Instead take this time to date yourself, to allow yourself to fall back in love with the things that make you distinctly you. Starting with forcing yourself to shower at least once a day, I promise it helps. Secondly, tackle the scruff and stubble you’ve been letting run rampant.
My typical grooming routine looks a little something like this. I start out with quick shower where I prep my skin for shaving by using an exfoliating facial scrub. Why? Good question! It helps prep the skin for shaving and helps loosen hair follicles for a smoother, closer shave. Once I finish in the shower I hop out, towel dry off, throw on my favorite bathrobe, comb my wild, crazy hair, and apply shaving cream from my Adam’s apple down. Using my Schick Hydro® 5 Razor I always shave with the grain, to avoid irritation with my sensitive skin, and finish off with a Tea Tree Toner to act as an astringent and help close down pores and follicles alike. Last step? Seal the deal with a soothing moisturizer to lock in moisture and avoid any added irritation.
There’s nothing more telling of a guy’s mental state than when he lets his shaving routine fall to the way side. The Schick Hydro® 5 Razor is the perfect shaving tool to get you back on the wagon. With it’s auto-replenishing gel technology and 7 hydrating gel pools, meaning it hydrates throughout each shave, the Hydro 5 is sure to be your new best friend.
Why? Because when I’ve not shaved in awhile my skin tends to not be a fan when I decide to do so. Feel me? Thought so. Schick Hydro® 5 Razor‘s 7 Hydrating Gel Pools are designed to provide instant lubricating protection and hydrate for up to 1 hour after you shave. These unique features help make that first shave as seamless as the last. Now that you’ve showered, and got your facial hair in check get out there and take yourself out on a date. Go to the movies, grab dinner, or even get a drink by yourself at your favorite bar. And while you’re out, be sure to stop into your local Walgreens to stock up on the Schick Hydro® 5 Razor + Edge Shave Gel.
Practice Self Love
Don’t be afraid to say no to your friends when they try to drag you out to meet someone new or out to drink. Sometimes you need to. Sometimes you need to spend those nights at home alone. There’s nothing wrong with learning to enjoy your own company again. Order your favorite takeout (Chinese all the way in my house) and watch on your favorite movie or movies. Cover up with your favorite soft blanket, put down your phone, and allow yourself to be at peace in that moment.
While going out drinking with your friends and trying to forget about how much your heart is breaking sounds fun (and it can be) it’s not doing you any favors. We all know how easy it is to come home after a night like that and drunkenly text someone that you shouldn’t. Been there, done that, and have the tear stained pillowcases to prove it. Don’t be that person.
Do What You Love
I lost sight of A LOT of things that I genuinely loved doing while in my last relationship. He didn’t love the things that I did and would often times make me feel silly for liking what I did. Like trying new restaurants and ordering one of everything on the menu just to take photos. Even though it is an integral part of my job after all. So I just stopped doing them to avoid the ridicule and potential fights. In the process I began losing sight of all the things make me who I am. Because of that my business began to suffer.
So now I take myself out to any restaurant that I want to. I order as much food as I want and take my sweet time taking photos of it. Even if that means enjoying slightly cooled off food. Get out there and do the same. Find those things that you love to do, that make you who you are, and do them. Because you’re worth it.