Mind over Memories: How to Successfully Forget an Ex

Rid Yourself of Remindful Rubbish 

That teddy bear he won for you at the carnival? Burn it. Have a ceremonious cleansing of anything and everything that reminds you of your ex.  Conceal your ex’s social media updates, whether it’s through changing your news feed settings or by unfollowing him entirely.

 

Overwrite Tainted Pastimes with Friends and Family

Maybe there’s a favorite restaurant you frequented with your ex. Now you can’t go there without being triggered into a cringe fest of fragmented flashbacks. So what’s a girl to do? Simple. Overwrite your ex. Patronize that restaurant with people you adore – your friends and family. After a while, you’ll no longer associate the things you love with someone you can’t stand.

Beat Bad Memories with Busy Work

Who’s got time to waste daydreaming about “what ifs” and “woulda, shoulda, couldas” when you’re too busy using every second of your time to optimize your lifestyle? So when intrusive thoughts tap you on the shoulder for a visit, kindly tell them go away as you’re too busy for nonsense today.

Stop Staying Up Late

Hovering in a haze of sleepless stupor, there’s something about those wee hours of the morning that drag us into mindless online shopping splurges, regrettable text confessions and visits from the ghosts of our past. Don’t be one of those people who stares into space at 3 a.m., replaying the same old sorry scenes over and over again. Do your best to get tucked in at a reasonable hour.