For example, life perspectives, life goals, career goals etc. Taking a break gives you time to reevaluate and determine what you really want now, which could be different than what you thought you wanted one, two or five even years ago.” And while you're taking this break to clear your head and figure out what you actually want, you can use this newfound time to the fullest.
You want to focus on activities that are going to make you feel good and take care of yourself, but also ones that are going to get you back in touch with what you love.
"The more you practice mindfulness, the more aware you are of your self-defeating thoughts that may make you feel cynical and disheartened about your dating life." It'll make you feel better about yourself Whether you do it through actual affirmations, self-care, exercise — do whatever is going to make you feel confident.
"Begin letting off the 'I am happy with who I am; I am just looking for someone to make me even happier' instead of that desperate 'I'm looking for anyone because I feel FOMO, hate being alone, or too accustomed to just having to swipe or text because it’s easier'.
So take 20 minutes every other day or so to learn to crochet, play the piano, learn a language — whatever you've always wanted to try.That work friend who wants to meet you outside the office? Take the time to do something social outside of your comfort zone."If you don’t expand your social circle, you won’t meet new people," Love relationship expert Samantha Burns tells Bustle."What was once fun and exhilarating has become exhausting, frustrating, and overwhelming.Over the course of normal dating, people will experience moments of frustration or exhaustion, but when those feelings become the primary response to even the idea of a date, burnout has definitely set in.”And that's when it's time for a break.