Heartbreak sucks. Having to go to work after getting your heart broken sucks even more. But, you can’t let that bullshit stop your coins!! In 2017, I experienced the strangest breakup. The pain wasn’t immediate- I gradually became more and more sad as time passed. Some days, I literally didn’t want to get out of bed. It was all too much at times. I’ve been wanting to publish this article for a while but I only want to share things that are truly beneficial and are actually doable. So here you go- 5 ways to stay focused at work when all you want to do is set his clothes on fire!
1. TAKE “SAD” TIME
Annual leave, sick days, mental health days, extended lunch. Whatever you need to do to clear your mind, do that. But don’t sulk. Be proactive about your time away from the office. Personally, I used my “sad” days to cry it out.
2. GIVE YOURSELF A PEP TALK
I call these my bad bitch mantras. The most common question that we (men and women) ask ourselves after a breakup is “why”. Honestly, who cares. What’s done is done. Don’t let your former partner project their shortcomings onto you. Every morning, repeat five mantras to yourself. Remind yourself how popping you are. Tell yourself how bright your future is. Whatever you need to tell yourself to make it through the day. Always be honest, but stay positive!
3. DON’T TALK ABOUT IT AT WORK
Stay focused. Keep it professional. If you’re comfortable enough with your coworkers to talk about your private life, then talk about it after hours. There’s a time and a place for everything. Work isn’t that!
4. CLEAR YOUR SPACE OF REMINDERS
Gradually replace gifts and photos, don’t trash everything all at once. If you aren’t ready to get rid of everything, put it in a box and tuck it away until you’re either 1. ready to put them back on display or 2. ready to burn them for good,
5. FOCUS ON YOUR HUSTLE
Stay passionate about the things that do bring you joy. Being single is the perfect time to really focus on a big assignment at work or your passion project. Whatever it is, turn your pain to progress.
You’ve got this!