How To Deal With A Break Up

By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Deal With A Break Up

Whether your relationship lasted 4 weeks or 4 years, a breakup can leave you lost, heartbroken and physically and mentally ill. While there is no magic formula on how to deal with a break up, can give you healthy coping strategies to get over your ex, and move on with grace and strength.

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Give freedom to your feelings

If you are going through a breakup, you must be feeling emotions of anger, loneliness, sadness, uncertainty for future, feelings of rejection and many more. Do not try to take control over your feelings, as it may make you feel more lonely and depressed. Cry if you want to, and then let it go. Write down everything on a paper, and then throw it off. Talk to a friend you trust, and then go for a coffee to forget about it all.

How To Deal With A Break Up - Give freedom to your feelings

Take care of your health

Most people go on a ‘breakup diet’ after ending a relationship. But this can be a good way to punish yourself, and reinforce feelings of loneliness and rejection. Instead of locking yourself up in a room and starving yourself, you should focus more on eating nourishing foods high in protein, fiber and nutrients. These will boost your energy and mood, and counteract that breakup stress.

How To Deal With A Break Up - Take care of your health

Increase your physical activity

Get active, and let your endorphins pump through your cardio exercise. Go for a run, hit the elliptical, and find other ways of being active. Exercise can lower your stress level, boost your mood and improve your cognitive functioning. Even if you do not like exercising much, the act of getting up and giving some attention to your health and body can be useful.

How To Deal With A Break Up - Increase your physical activity

Give way to the great things in life

After the breakup, you must have forgotten about all the good things in your life, including watching TV, reading, listening to music, going for a walk, hanging around with friends, getting involved in your favorite hobby etc. If you place your energy into doing what you like, you will without a doubt improve your mood and get over the breakup more quickly. We recommend reading our article how to lift your spirits when you're feeling down to boost your mood.

How To Deal With A Break Up - Give way to the great things in life

Buy yourself gifts

Remember why you broke up, and remind yourself the negative things about your relationship. Now that you are free from it, it’s time to celebrate. Go for a shopping spree with friends, and buy yourself some nice gifts. By doing this, you will feel better and your mood will improve. Now that you don't have to place all your energy on your relationship, direct that energy toward pleasing yourself and your loved ones.

How To Deal With A Break Up - Buy yourself gifts

So, if you recently had a breakup, follow these tips to deal with it in a positive way, without harming your physical and mental health.

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