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7 Ways To Cope After A Breakup

Even if your latest relationship only lasted a few weeks you can still experience heartbreak that can leave you feeling lost and physically ill. Try these strategies to reduce your pain:

1. You may experience several emotions during a breakup, such as anger, sadness and a feeling of rejection. It is important to confront these feelings head on.

2. When you write down or speak to someone about your emotions, you will begin to process these feelings, allowing you to move on.

3. Take care of your physical health. It may be tempting to try and lose a few pounds to punish your ex, but this may end up reinforcing your feelings of rejection. Instead, try to focus on eating healthier as a way of boosting your mood and energy levels.

4. Avoid resorting to comfort eating as a coping mechanism. This will result in weight gain and a cycle of feeling worthless. Be active. Exercise is often prescribed when dealing with stress or a breakup. This is because when you exercise, your body produces endorphins that can boost your mood. It is also a good way to distract yourself from any negative feelings you may be experiencing.

5. Be aware, however, that there is such a thing as over exercising. To prevent this, schedule only activities that you enjoy, rather than an exercise regimen that is so hard that it feels like punishment.

6. Remember the good things in your life. If you are undergoing a painful breakup, it may be difficult to think of anything besides the feelings of loss and pain. However, spending some time remembering the good things in your life enables you to put your focus on the positive, even if for a while.

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Do the things you love. Make the effort to treat yourself to something fun. It will make you feel better, even if it's just a coffee with your friend. In order to heal, it's important to start taking care of yourself, and doing those things that you enjoy will certainly help with this process.

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