Obsessing for a little bit is OK, but give yourself a time limit. The longer you fixate on something, the more significant it gets in your mind -- so by setting boundaries, you're ensuring you don't let yourself get consumed by the guy of the moment. Allow yourself one or two days to mope and then move on.
If setting a time limit doesn't work, you may need to take things to the next level by doing something symbolic. Delete his number from your phone and delete him as a friend on Facebook (if you've already added him). If you really want to show yourself it's time to stop obsessing, write his number on a piece of paper, crumple it up and throw it away. Sometimes a more tangible approach is necessary to put a guy out of your mind.
Rewards help people quit smoking, lose weight and bust other bad habits, so why not implement the same system? Treat yourself to a manicure, buy that cute sundress you've been eyeing or give yourself the night off from housework if you can go a week without thinking about him.
The best way to take your mind off one guy is to meet another, better guy. Gather your girlfriends, plan a fun night out, be bold and talk to whichever guys you think are cute. The point isn't to hook up or get any numbers; instead, you just need to show yourself that countless guys are out there, so you don't need to waste time obsessing over the one who isn't calling your back.
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