Are you newly single? Whether your relationship ended on a sour note or you're still best friends with your ex, saying goodbye can be devastating. After struggling through the stages of grief, there always comes a time when you want to put the past behind you. If you're ready to move forward after separating from your romantic partner, consider these four ways to find a new direction after a breakup.

Get a Fresh Start

It's difficult to move forward with reminders of the past weighing you down, so begin your journey by cleaning out the clutter. Unfollow your ex on social media and remove their number from your phone for now. Take down all the photos and mementos from your time together and put them away in a box. Consider donating or throwing away anything that is too painful to keep around. When a breakup is particularly bad, it’s harmful to hang onto ideas that maybe you’ll get back together later and you’ll want these keepsakes then. Better to start fresh and let go of the past so you can move forward better than before.

Spend Time With Friends

Your gal pals and best buds are often neglected when you're in a relationship, so make up for lost time by hanging out with your friends. Friends are a great distraction from the pain of your breakup, and they can also offer useful advice to help you move forward. Have you lost friends over the course of your relationship? There's no reason you can't make more. Try joining groups or clubs where you can meet fun new people. Expanding your social circle can give you the confidence and support you need to break away from toxic habits and people.

Seek Guidance From Beyond

Although you may scoff at the idea of calling a clairvoyant hotline, gifted psychics can be a valuable resource when you're facing a turning point in your life. A psychic can help you achieve closure, find clarity and discover new paths that you have never considered before. Are you too shy to discuss your most sensitive issues in person? You can get a psychic consultation online, over the phone or through a video chat.

Rediscover Old Favorites

Remember how your ex hated pizza and horror movies? Now that your relationship is over, you can order a pie and pop in a frightful flick without complaints. Most people give up a few favorite things when they enter a relationship, and after a breakup is the perfect time to rediscover your lost loves. While you should be careful not to take this to an unhealthy level, it’s good to indulge in things that you enjoy and forget the restrictions of the past, especially if those restrictions were toxic and/or unnecessary.
If you're finding it difficult to move on after a devastating breakup, it's okay to take things slow. Take time to care for yourself and grieve for your lost relationship. Sometimes it can take months or even years to recover from the pain of losing a relationship and find your new direction in life.

Author's Bio: 

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure.