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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.


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: 124 Comments

  1. Cry your eyes out if you feel like it. Crying can actually be therapeutic when you’re upset. It can reduce feeling of stress, anxiety and anger. So go ahead, grab some tissues, and wail your heart out if it helps. šŸ˜­ šŸ˜­

    • Karen Royer

      There’s no easy way to explain the emotional side effects of a breakup, just like there’s no easy way to actually go through a breakup in the first place.

  2. Lynn Saunders

    I learned a lot from this article. I just broke up with my boyfriend for 4 yrs. I still need to acknowledge the pain and hurt. When you let yourself grieve, you give to yourself the gift of tenderness.

    • Colleen Mcbride

      Moving on cannot be rushed, previous stages must be walked through but it’s nice to put icing on the cake when you’re ready. You’ll know when you are.

  3. People have different ways of coping, you can get as much advice as you can from different people but it is up to you if you’re going to listen to it or not.

  4. Hattie Simpson

    You can also switch up your routine… Try a different coffee shop, grocery store or route to work.

  5. Kelley Patton

    When I go through a breakup, I always end up feeling sad and alone, as if I’m missing an important part of myself.

    • Roxanne Chambers

      Losing a significant relationship in life is never easy, especially after you and your former partner walked a journey together.

  6. Wilma Williams

    Just let it out. Don’t pretend you’re fine. Denying or minimizing your emotions -like telling yourself , ” I’m really fine” or ” It’s no big deal”- will actually make them worse in the long run. You have to process how you’re feeling so you can move past it.

  7. Stop checking/ stalking on their social media accounts. You don’t need to torture yourself by watching their every move. Doing so keeps yuo stuck in the past.

  8. Sandy Green

    For you to stay happy and healthy after a breakup, you must stop stalking. Remember this, what you don’t know won’t hurt you.

    • Myrtle Bailey

      It’s really hard to stay happy and healthy after a breakup. šŸ˜­


    If you wanna be happy again after a breakup, try spending more time with your loved ones. Your family won’t be around forever, for this reason use your loneliness as a motivation to value your loved ones.

  10. Shirley Haynes

    After a bad breakup, people go one way or the other. They binge eat or don’t eat at all. (I’m in the latter group, thankfully.) If you want to stay healthy, focus on bettering yourself.

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