3 Ways To Recover From An Awful First Date

Take time to reconnect with those who love you unconditionally.

Sometime love emerges gradually, and sometimes it hits you all at once. Of course, the same can be said for heartbreak. But what happens when you find yourself heartbroken after the first date?

While it's highly unlikely you'll find yourself crushed after a bad first date with someone you hardly know, finally clinching that first date with your first love (aka the one you've adored from afar) means all your innermost hopes and dreams are on the line. Therefore, when things go wrong on your first date, it's even more devastating than it otherwise would be.

So how do you get over a broken heart after losing the one you love before they were ever technically yours to lose? Here are three simple, yet effective, ways to regain your footing, repair your frame of mind, and recover from the heartbreak.

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Reconnect with friends and family who love you unconditionally to boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Just because the object of your affection didn't turn out to be "the one" doesn't mean you're all alone in this world. Use your newfound free time to reconnect with those friends and family members who love you unconditionally. They'll help you realize that you're an amazing human being and that you'll always have someone to turn to when life gets you down.

Remind yourself that all things happen for a reason (even if you can't foresee the positive outcome yet).

Despite the fact that it sounds cliché, everything truly does happen for a reason, even if we can't foresee the outcome in the present moment. Therefore, no matter how heartbroken you feel right now, you must constantly remind yourself that you're strong and that this, too, shall pass. You can weather any storm and you'll be all the better for it when you come out the other side.

Rediscover who you are and who you want to be by breaking free from your comfort zone when the chance arises.

It's easy to lose yourself when you become consumed by the prospect of love. In fact, that's often what makes us feel so alone after heartbreak, as we find it difficult to reclaim the life we led prior to falling in love. But, if you can make the effort and muster the courage, stepping outside your comfort zone can teach you new things about yourself and what you want from life. You'll forget about "you know who" in no time!

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