It’s OK to feel miserable after a breakup. It’s OK to let emotions take over you once in a while. It’s OK to want to just curl up in bed and cry. Everything you feel during the breakup is OK. But, while your emotions are draining everything from your mind and body, you have to balance it out with some nourishment and relaxation.
Here are 7 things that you can do while going through a breakup.
1. Go to a spa
What better place to relax than a spa? Get a manicure, a pedicure, or a facial. Get a massage while you are at it. Let them take care of your body. It’s hard to feel bad about yourself when you are in a place where everyone is focused on helping you relax.
2. Take a bath
If you don’t want to go out or just don’t have the energy to; why not make the best of your alone time? Prepare a bath for yourself. Do all the fancy stuff with scented candles and calming music etc.
3. Do some Kickboxing
Feeling angry? Just go kickboxing at the gym. Imagine your ex to be the punching bag. Just make sure you don’t end up hugging your punching bag and telling it how much you love it.
4. Go for a run
If you love running, there is no better time to do it than now. If your mind can’t stop thinking about the breakup, just tell yourself that you can think while running as well. In fact, you can think more clearly when you are running. Many people have had an epiphany while running. Who knows, you might become one of them.
5. Do some intense physical activity
Go to the gym, play tennis, play squash, work out with weights, or do any physical activity you like. Just make yourself completely tired. When you drain your physical energy, your emotional energy also decreases tremendously. Besides, when you exercise, you release endorphins, which is like a happy drug that your body produces for you.
6. Do what you love
Like painting? Whip out that brush. Like playing guitar? Bring it out and start rocking. Like writing? Get a pen and paper and get those creative juices flowing. You have all the freedom to do whatever you want. There is nothing stopping you. Why not take advantage of this?
7. Get a new hobby
Ask yourself “What is the one thing that you always wanted to do but didn’t?” I am sure you will know the answer as soon as you ask yourself (For me it was learning to play the piano). Now ask yourself this “What is stopping you from doing that?” Nothing, right? So go ahead and start doing it.
There are thousands of other things you can do right now. Think about it, you can do pretty much anything this world has to offer. And what is stopping you? Your thoughts about your ex? Your emotions overwhelming you? Your body and mind’s reaction to losing someone? The desire to get your ex girlfriend back?
You cannot control your thoughts. You cannot control your emotions. You cannot control how your mind and body react. But you can control your actions. You can decide what you want to do and you can force yourself to do it. All you have to do is decide to NOT let your hurt control your life.