15 Ways To Stop Being Clingy, Right Now!

Being clingy is such a turn-off but thankfully I am here to have a conversation about how to stop this behavior which may result in you ending up as stranger in your own relationship.

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15 Ways To Stop Being Clingy, Right Now!

How to Conveniently Stop Being Clingy.

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Honestly speaking, being clingy is one of the worst traits anyone can ever possess especially as a girlfriend. Not only does it show emotional weakness but it also reeks of a lack of confidence. Confidence is a main trait that attracts people to you, and a lack of confidence will only push your boyfriend further away than he already might be. How does one stop being so clingy even when feeling a little jealous? The first thing you’ll need to understand is that every relationship has its own share of baggage. We all bring things to the table when we begin a new relationship with someone new but it's how we handle that baggage that defines us. Regardless of how you feel, always fight off the need to hold on to your boyfriend as it shows weakness and if you ever feel that way, this should be your cue to kick back and rethink your relationship. Chances are likely that you’re feeling clingy and while this feeling is normal, it puts your relationship in a precarious position. The same should apply in the case of a long distance relationship as well. Learn how to do your own thing while give your boyfriend the space he needs even without him asking. That way, you’ll not only have peace of mind but you'll also make him desire you effortlessly! Here are 15 ways you can conveniently stop being clingy for the sake of your relationship.

1. Find a hobby

Dedicating time to doing what you love is a definition of a woman who is self-aware because it shows that you have no time to waste by being needy. It will also send your boyfriend the subliminal message that if he doesn’t work hard, he might end up losing you and this is exactly what will make him work even harder to keep you in his life. Thankfully, everyone has a hobby – if not a number of them. Therefore, if there’s something you’ve always wanted to work on but didn’t have the time to do, then now this is the time to do it. Dedicate a few hours every day to work on your hobbies because if you stay busy, you eliminate the need to being clingy. It's important to have your own life outside your relationship so why not engage in an activity that makes you happy? Do that and you’ll have neither the time nor the interest to worry about a guy. Even if you love him, you’ll not see the nee to over communicate or feel sad and empty without him. Therefore, start by making a list of things you’ve always wanted to do. Then come up with a strategic plan of how you’ll go about doing them. Itime, you’ll realize that you aren’t thinking about your boyfriend as much as you used to. Chances are likely that he’ll be the one who will be calling just to see what you've been up to!

2. Stop Being Clingy By Working Out

You can conveniently stop being the unsexy, clingy and jealous girlfriend by hitting the gym and while this may sound ridiculous, until one tries it they won't realizes just how effective this method really is. Not only will you stay fit, but you'll be able to release your emotions in a positive manner, as well. If you are angry, sad or lonely, you can get rid of your anger by taking it out on a punching bag instead of calling your boyfriend for hours on end. This may very well turn you into a desirable woman who isn't quite so clingy anymore. Once you finish at the gym, you'll be too tired to even think about calling or talking to him. A good workout program isn’t complete without a complete overhaul of your diet, therefore, it goes without saying you’ll need to work hard in sharpening your skills in the culinary world as well. In summary, the more you invest time in changing your lifestyle, the less clingy and lonely you’ll be even when in a long distance relationship. Find a good hobby or a good gym to work out in. Once you do that, make sure you give 100 percent dedication and never, ever fall off the wagon. In a few months, working out will become your new lifestyle.

3. Boost Your Self-Esteem

The perfect definition of a needy woman is one who has self-esteem issues but understand that you're not alone when it comes to feeling insecure about something in your life. Everyone, both men and women, the rich, the beautiful and even the famous, we all have our own problems in life. The kind of problems we have doesn’t really matter, what matters the most is how we handle ourselves during the trials and tribulations that come our way. Therefore, if you ever find yourself feeling needy or clingy and would like to put a stop to it, then you’ll need to withdraw for a minute and think about why you might be feeling this way. Start by listing all of the things that lower your self-esteem and make you feel clingy and once you've successfully done so, try finding ways to deal with the situation head-on. If you can’t do that, then I strongly recommend that you find an experienced counselor to help you sort out your feelings. The fact is, self-esteem issues stem from a very deep trauma that only an expert can effectively help you with and at the end of it all, do your best to pick up the pieces of your life. This is honestly the most important thing you can do for yourself. Never stop working towards becoming the best version of yourself that you can be and the good news is, if others can do it, so can you!

4. Take Care of Yourself

Research shows that lack of proper rest can result in stress so this means if you're the girlfriend that works around the clock and seldom rests, then you're at a high risk of being clingy if you aren’t already. You should, therefore, consider healthier ways to work, like knowing when to call it a day. It is possible for you to work hard and achieve your life’s goals without compromising your health! A stressed mind is prone to hallucinations while imagining bad things that most likely are never going to happen. This means that your mind will play tricks on you even to the point of being jealous of your boyfriend for things that don’t even exist. This is how you’ll end up driving your relationship over quick sand especially if it’s a long distance relationship. Therefore, make sure you are getting enough rest and that you're eating right. Take the time to write down how you might be feeling because this is a great way to rid your mind of negative thoughts as well as negative emotions. Since you're a smart person, I have a feeling you already know where the problem is and that you already know how to fix it.

5. Listen To Bold Music

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A lot of people fail to understand the immense power of listening to the right kind of music at the right time and your music of choice is the perfect definition of the person you truly are. Learn how to embrace positive music and everything in your life will effectively fall into place. Thankfully, there are thousands of inspirational songs on thousands of free platforms online so feel free to check them out and remember to enjoy yourself in the process finding your favorite new tunes. Every single time you feel the need to contact your boyfriend, just put on your headphones and play your favorite songs as loud as you want to. Remember while doing this however, not to disturb others that are around you. Listening to inspirational music will not only stop you from being clingy but it will also boost your mood. You’ll suddenly be filled with so much energy you’ll automatically want to do something to improve your life. Once you have your playlist complete, you’ll stop feeling clingy because you'll have something to distract you.

6. Discipline your emotions

Let’s face it, the reason you are jealous or clingy is that you have no control over your emotions but thankfully, emotional control is something that can be mastered over time. First you’ll need to find out why you're the jealous girlfriend who is giving her boyfriend such a hard time and then you'll need to figure out what you're going to do about it. Finding the cause of your clingy behavior is the first step towards beating it. Once you've unearthed the reason why you can’t control your feelings, you can start looking for effective ways to discipline your emotions. When you discipline your emotions, you’ll not only save your relationship but you'll also make yourself happy, sometimes for no apparent reason. You'll be the girl with the positive vibes that everyone wants to be around, and that, my dear girl, is how you make your long distance relationship interesting. It all starts with your willingness to discipline your emotions by taking it a day at a time and if this is something that is difficult for you to do, don’t ever be ashamed to ask for assistance. There are plenty of people who have been through what you're going through and they shouldn't hesitate to reach out to help you in your time of need.

7. Meditate

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If you want to permanently stop being needy, then you should consider learning the art of meditation. Meditation is the true definition a calm soul and therefore the right path towards emotional stability. Meditation will also give your confidence a boost because it will help you know who you truly are. Aside from promoting your mental health, meditation will also make you a much calmer, more collected beautiful woman. In the end, everything will seem to work to your benefit because you are stress-free and are therefore clear minded. Thankfully, learning how to meditate is not as complicated as one might think. It all begins with learning how to clear your mind while regulating your breathing. Breathe slowly and for as long as possible. That way, you'll realign your mind, body, and spirit and that’s where the calmness stems from. If you are having a difficult time doing so, then find meditation videos on YouTube or Facebook. Watching them will help you learn the art of mediation without struggling and once you’ve mastered the art of meditation, you won’t find any reason to be clingy. You won’t be interested in being clingy, needy or jealous because meditation reveals your purpose in life. Just be patient and watch how meditation will have everything work out in your life, like clockwork.

8. Jogging

Not everyone was built for hitting the gym on a regular basis, therefore if you cannot control your emotions by hitting the gym, then jogging and or walking, is something else you might want to try doing. Walking and jogging only require a good pair of tennis shoes and the ability to hit the pavement. Doing this will help calm you when you're need the end of your rope. You may even want to grab a friend or two so you have someone to chat with it while you exercise. Getting outside will help you shift your focus and energy to what you can control, your body and whatever thoughts you entertain. If you do this right, you won’t have a problem avoiding feeling needy and jealous. Start by jogging for five minutes and then walking for the next five minutes. As time goes by keep adding a few extra minutes to your five-minute jogging time. In a few weeks, you’ll be on top of your game which will allow you to focus on other self-improvement issues. As you’re busy improving yourself, you won’t have time to bother your boyfriend.

9. Take Yourself On A Date!

All you need to do is wake up, dress up and put on your make-up. After that, call yourself an Uber driver and treat yourself to a night out on the town. It's important to enjoy the company of yourself before you can enjoy spending time with anyone else. There is nothing wrong with dining alone, even if the waiter sticks you in the corner, all by yourself. By the way, if this does happen, you can always insist on a table near the front of the house. Don’t limit yourself to dinner, do one better and take a weekend away from the rat race. Spend some time sipping strong margaritas on the beach as you watch the sun go down. Never underestimate the power of pampering oneself, the beach, the beautiful sunsets and everything that goes along with them. The fact is, the more you take time to treat yourself, the less needy and clingy you’ll become. Once you’ve made a habit out of treating yourself, you’ll eventually stop being the clingy girlfriend that no one wants to date. Learning a new habit takes time so you'll need to be patient while taking things one step at a time. That way, you won’t have to worry and you won't beat yourself up whenever you fall off the wagon. Hopefully you won't but if you do, you'll have the skills to pull yourself together once again. You'll also learn how to maintain your mentality while finding peace of mind during any situation.

10.Maintain A Healthy Circle Of Friends

When it comes to picking friends, always choose the healthy, positive-minded ones and this is because positive minded friends will always want nothing but the very best for you. They'll stop you from being jealous, clingy and they'll even keep you occupied when you find yourself in a long distance relationship. Therefore, if you have questionable friends around you, then your number one priority should be weeding them out. Getting rid of friends is hard but you need to understand that being surrounded by negative people will only exacerbate your neediness. Therefore, rethinking your circle of friends is important especially if it doesn’t consist of strong, independent thinkers. Once you’ve successfully ditched the negative people in your life and you've found the right kind of friends to have around you, your next step should be talking to them about your relationship. The right kinds of friends will advise you on how to effectively manage your feelings. As the rather popular dictum says, “A problem shared is a problem half solved” - or something close to that. Don’t ever be afraid when it comes to opening up about your feelings especially to a circle of mature, positive friends. Admitting that you need help is the definition of a grown and mature woman. Therefore, learn how to open up but only to the few who have your best interests at heart.

11. Play video games

Another effective way to stop being needy or clingy is to stay occupied and one way to do this is by playing video games. Though I’d normally advise you to spend some quality time outdoors, learning how to spend quality time inside the house is as equally as important. Playing video games is exciting and for that reason, they'll keep you busy and sufficiently entertained. You can make things a little more exciting by inviting some friends over to have a competitive game day. PRO TIP: Avoid getting too drunk and calling your boyfriend in the middle of game play. This is why I’ll put some more emphasis on always keeping a healthy circle of friends at all times. To avoid boredom, try switching out your games after a while because boredom is the main reason why you might be feeling clingy. Therefore, finding ways of keeping busy will help. Thankfully, playing video games happens to be one of them. Do you stink at video games? Worry not, because you’ll now have something exciting to learn and hopefully you'll enjoy the process with your friends instead of worrying about your boyfriend’s whereabouts!

12. Avoid getting too attached

Weak emotions such as jealousy and neediness stem from being too attached. In life, we are all bound to be disappointed at one point or the next. Therefore, not expecting too much from your relationships, especially long distance relationships, will help you put a stop to the fact that sometimes you're clingy. When your boyfriend needs space, by all means, give him all the time in the world. This is the perfect definition of a bad ass woman. This will also save you from a ton of disappointment as life is often a roller coaster of ups and downs. Practice the art of detachment until you master it. Thankfully, by doing all the above, you’ll find yourself less attached to people and more focused on improving yourself. With time, you won’t find yourself feeling clingy.

13. Don’t take social media seriously


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Another reason you can’t stop being needy or clingy might be because you take everything on social media seriously. Social media has become a theater of absurdity where people show how much they are winning in life when they actually aren’t. You might see your boyfriend cozy up with other girls and that might make you, as the girlfriend mad. If you see something you don’t like on social media, try and relax. Then focus on either confronting him about it or allow yourself to let it slide. For this to happen, you’ll need to differentiate between what’s real and what’s not. This might take a lot of practice so don't jump to conclusions especially if that’s exactly what you feel like doing at the moment. Instead, try talking to your boyfriend as calmly as possible because that’s what mature girlfriends do! If your boyfriend is mature, he won’t have a problem clarifying everything for you.

14. Stop spying on him

I once heard a friend say that if you go looking for trouble, you’ll always end up finding it. The reason you might be feeling jealous of your relationship is that you snoop too much and if this happens to be the case, especially in long distance relationships, you'll need to think of a solution. If you ever find yourself spending too much on your boyfriend’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, do yourself a huge favor and stop before it ends up ruining your relationship permanently. Realizing and accepting the fact that people will always do as they please is the definition of true maturity. This specific realization is what will stop you from being needy and it will also give you the emotional freedom that will, in turn, make you happier. In the end, you’ll learn to let go of the things you can’t control and hopefully you'll have enough time to focus on things that you can. This might not feel possible at first, but with time and practice, it will happen.

15. Don’t make him your numero uno

If you’ve been dropping everything you are doing just because boyfriend has the flu, then you need to rethink and reshuffle your priorities. Why? Because that’s exactly where the jealousy and the clingy behavior come from. When you prioritize your boyfriend, you’d automatically want him to return the favor. This is how problems crop up in your relationship because he’ll feel pressured and start looking for a way out. Learn how to give what you get, for example, if your boyfriend has no time for you, you should return the favor instead of working hard to make him love you back. The same should apply when he doesn’t call or text you as often as a real boyfriend should. At the end of the day, a relationship, just like the tango, takes the effort of two people. And if you are the only one doing the heavy lifting, baby girl, you are better off dating yourself!

In Conclusion

Being clingy is not sexy and despite this being a universal fact, everyone finds themselves feeling overly attached to someone for any number of reasons. For instance, if you are in a long-distance relationship, you’d often want to check up on him more often than not. If this ever happens, then it should be a good cue that you need to take a step back and focus on doing the exact opposite. As difficult as that might seem, the outcome is always worth it and that’s why you’ll need to resist. The more you learn how to fight the urge to be clingy, the better you’ll get at it. You’ll also need to master all the above tactics and with time, you’ll become the true definition of a confident woman. Keeping busy is the best way to stop yourself from being needy. Not only that but it will stop you from being clingy. Keeping busy doing constructive activities will always improve the quality of your life. It goes without saying by doing the above activities, you’ll become a tad more attractive in your boyfriend’s eyes. In time, you’ll realize that he is the one who is going the extra mile to keep the relationship working! When he does so, just play it cool and give him all space he needs as you work towards improving yourself further.


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