To celebrate the publication of our first-ever book, The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide, we’re re-running the original series that inspired it, and having writer Maude Standish bravely road test the book’s expanded tasks and tips. So follow along, chart your own progress, and find out everything else you need to know to forget he-who-shall-not-be-named!
DAY 1: Change Your Cell Phone’s Wallpaper
If you were “that girl” who had her boyfriend’s pic as her phone’s wallpaper, that ends. Now. Even if you didn’t and your phone’s screen has always proudly displayed the default “dewy leaf” background, it’s time to start over. Today you’re going to find your Inspirational Photograph that will accompany you on your 30-day journey.
Much like power animals, everyone’s photo is going to be different. Don’t put too much thought into it. If a yellow-lined blacktop street calls to you today (a theme of moving on, maybe?), snap it with your cell’s camera. If you’re angry about the relationship, take a picture of yourself flipping off the camera. If all you want to do is breathe, maybe a nice ficus tree will do. Upload it as your wallpaper, and you’re done. Whenever you open your phone, your Inspirational Photograph will stare you in the face. “You are going to get through this,” it will say. You (and your ficus) are going to be okay.