Does everything just seem to remind you of him? Do you still stalk his Instagram or Facebook account? Do you still check your phone if he called or texted you? Is he still the first person that you think of in the morning and the reason why you can’t sleep at night? If you answered yes to at least one, if not all of these questions, then it’s confirmed—you still haven’t moved on from your ex.
Moving on from your ex is not always the easiest thing to do. Regardless of how long you’ve been together, be it 5 years, 5 months, or even just 5 days, it is just not that easy and never will be. Especially if you are still very much in love with that person and still hoping that you guys can still mend things and work everything out.
What we don’t realize, however, is that sometimes it’s really just the fun memories that we’re holding on to and that is also holding us back, when all we need to do is to let go. If you’re one of those asking the million-dollar question of “How to move on?,” we caught up with actor, DJ, and TV host Ramon Bautista at Mountain Dew’s DEWmocracy event last week and he got some interesting tips that might just do the trick:
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1. "Syempre isauli mo lahat ng gamit niya na nasa iyo para wala na siyang opportunity na makipagkita sayo."
2. "Block mo siya sa Facebook."
3. "Mag-isip ka ng mga nakaka-turn off na bagay tungkol sa kanya."
4. "Humanap ka ng rebound para meron ng kapalit. Not necessarily tao, pwede rin hayop, kasi hayop din naman siya."
5. "Siguro mag-concentrate ka na lang sa pag-aaral o sa trabaho mo para yumaman ka, kasi kapag mayaman ka na marami ng magkaka-gusto sayo baka ngayon palagi kang friendzoned or nababasted ka kasi corny kang tao pero kapag gumaling ka na sa ginagawa mo mahirap ka na i-break."
6. "Isipin mo na bata ka pa at marami pa pwede mangyari sayo sa life at hindi lang yung tao na yun ang iniikutan ng mundo."
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