All good things must come to an end, right? If Ariana Grande has taught us anything in 2018, it’s how to move on in a healthy manner. Her “Thank u, next” music video nearly broke the internet and sent us into a whirl wind of nostalgia that we still can’t get enough of it. But underneath the glam and sassy video is an important message near and dear to Ari’s heart. Here’s 10 reasons why you should be saying thank u, next.
1. Learning Experience
Every relationship that doesn’t last, although the end may hurt, will teach you something. It’s important to realize and not to forget the reasons that the relationship ended in the first place. You can learn from these reasons in the future by aiming to fix and mend them in the future with a new partner.
2. Holding Grudges Is Toxic
It is scientifically proven that it takes more energy to spend your time hating someone or holding a grudge than it does to forgive that person and move on. Don’t exhaust yourself with bad feelings toward an ex when you could redirect that energy into bettering yourself, finding happiness and moving on.
3. They Were Once Your Everything
At some point in the relationship, your ex was your world and probably made you extremely happy. Don’t forget that. It’s important not to go around speaking badly on your ex’s name just because of a break-up. Be the bigger person, breathe, and say thank u, next.
If you ever start to lose sight of who you are during a relationship with someone, it is time to close that particular chapter of your life. The most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself. Never lose sight of who you are due to getting lost in a relationship.
5. Never Get Too Comfortable
It is very easy to fall into a state of comfortableness with your partner especially if the relationship is long-term. However, this is a dangerous state that can sometimes cause you to allow things you wouldn’t have allowed before or to settle for behavior or actions that you wouldn’t have in the beginning of a relationship. If you start to feel this way, let your partner know or simply say thank u, next.
If you EVER begin to think poorly of yourself due to your partner’s words, actions or ideas, it’s definitely time to say thank u, next. You should always love your own self as much as, if not more, than your partner. In addition, your partner should always be nothing but your number one fan, not critic.
7. Never Settle
If at any point you begin to feel like maybe you shouldn’t be putting up with something your partner is doing or maybe you feel like there is something more for you out there… you guessed it… thank u, next. Never settle for anything less than you deserve and brings you happiness.
8. Girl Power
Girl power, enough said. Ariana Grande is basically the epitome of this. She has been through some major sh*t in the past few years, yet still is able to find or make her own light at the end of the tunnel. Find your strength and use your girl power.
9. Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8
Like Ari, it is so important to build yourself back up after a break-up or a difficult time. Don’t wallow in the hurt, use the energy and emotions you have as fuel to motivate yourself to grow from the pain.
10. Surrounding Yourself With Positivity
Spend more time with your friends and the people that love you during tough times and breakups. These people will become your best cheerleaders and always remind you how special and worthy you are when you feel your lowest.