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How to Stay Happy and Healthy After a Breakup

Don’t let some douche get you down. Here are five ways to seize the (happy) days ahead.

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Nature’s Healing Powers

There’s no time like the present to take up an outdoor hobby. Take advantage of the natural healing properties of gardening, which can lower depression and improve mood and balance. If you’re looking for something with a bit more punch, learn about your local water sports. Paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing are all exciting ways to embrace the outdoors. If you’d rather stick to land, map out some of your city’s popular hiking trails. Not only does this activity offer fresh air and scenic views, it also inspires heart-pumping exercise and increases your body’s production of endorphins, the feel good chemical. You could also try checking out some exercise-related meetups or local events.

How to Stay Happy and Healthy After a Breakup

Become a Foster Mom

If you’re feeling lonely and in need of a loving companion, get involved with your local animal shelter and become a foster mom. All over the country, thousands of dogs and cats are desperate for homes and affection. Give back to your community and make a difference by taking in a temporary pet. You’ll appreciate the distraction from your worries and you’ll feel good knowing you’re helping an otherwise homeless, lonely pet. Who knows, your temporary arrangement could prove to be a lasting friendship!

How to Stay Happy and Healthy After a Breakup

Find Your Center

Sometimes what you really need after a breakup is some quiet time to heal and regroup. Perhaps now is your chance to explore an alternative career trajectory, or consider relocating to a new part of town or even a new state. Use this time to pinpoint all the things you want out of life, and then create a game plan.

Another way to get centered is to take up yoga and master the art of meditation. Not only can meditation help to you to get happy again, but both yoga and meditation help to manage stress and weight gain. Sounds like a win-win to me!

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Reader Discussion: 92 Comments

  1. Freda Dawson

    I know it seems like a long road ahead, but remember, if this painful period is used correctly, it can set you up to fly. Consider this time as the fertile compost you need to grow a life you’ll love again.

    • Eloisa

      Get back up again and start over.

  2. There’s no easy way to moving and forgetting a sad and painful relationship. ūüėĘ It’s gonna take time. Don’t let the person who hurt you get the best of you. Accept what happened, move on and be better. He will soon realize what he lost.

  3. I’ve read other articles about this topic but I like this better. Just wanna also add this, Divert your attention to productive causes. Instead of idling the whole day in your way, be brave enough to face each day and do your best to live a functional life despite the pain you’re going through.

  4. Claudia Alvarado

    Thanks for this article, I’ve been reading a lot of self-help books and articles about moving on and glad to see yours.

    • Bernice Hodges

      You should always visit Urbanette’s page because topics here are very helpful.

  5. SONIA

    Whether this break up was your idea or your partner’s it really doesn’t matter. There’s no greater pain, than watching the hopes and dreams you shared between the two of you disintergrate before your eyes.

  6. Shirley Schneider

    Don’t let yourself feel blue after a breakup. Definitely don’t overeat as well!!!!!!! Get those icecream and chocolates away!!!

  7. Iris Payne

    I was recently in a toxic relationship that lasted 1 year yet it felt like forever to me. It wasn’t the easiest to get out of and even if I was together with that person for just a year, it took so much energy and emotion out of me. It was very draining and now I feel like none of the things on this list could help me recover. I’m willing to try it though because I don’t really plan on being in the dark for so long. But I can’t help but feel extremely exhausted and all I want to do is lay around all day and sleep. I was told that it might be depression or I was just really drained from all of that emotional abuse I got in the past.

    • Maddi Lemmon

      Talk to someone about those feelings. Don’t give up on trying to feel better. That breakup was probably for the best. You deserve better.

  8. Stacy Maldonado

    My bestfriend is currently experiencing this and I’m going to show her this article. Hopefully I can ask her to all of this with me just to make her feel better.

  9. Time will tell whether we can move on easily or not. I don’t think that any amount of recreational activities can heal hearts.

  10. Ofelia Ruley

    Currently going through a divorce and it’s not the easiest to deal with. I’ve fought for this man for more than 10 years but in the end, the odds aren’t in our favor and I guess it’s not meant to be. Maybe in time, wounds will heal but scars will be left. I honestly still can’t believe that this is happening and it all feels so unreal right now. It’s like I fell asleep with this man beside me the night before and the next day I was already signing the divorce papers. I guess some people grow apart instead of growing old together. It’s something we just have to accept.

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