Steps towards getting over something*:
1. A sudden and radical change, haircut or dye usually suffices.
2. Go cold turkey.
3. Make a lot of to-do lists and try to get through at least a quarter of them.
4. Rip off the band-aid, face it and attempt to deal with all that you’ve shoved under the carpet.
5. Take baby steps, instead of attempting giant leaps.
*disclaimer – may only serve to fill a void and act as momentary distractions