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cryingA lot of us go through shock when we are met with a break-up.  Your body, and your mind, needs time to adjust to the emotional fall out of a broken relationship.

Here are some suggestions on how to manage the first day after a break-up:

  1. Drink Water – It’s important to hydrate your broken heart.  Sounds stupid, but your body needs fresh clean fluids.  Alcohol, soda, sugar fueled juices are out.
  2. Soft Exercise – No need to go full blown and have a hard core angry workout at the gym.  Yes, exercise is a great way to take your mind off of the pain, but, the last thing you want is to wake up the next day (or days) sore.  Remember, your heart is hurting, so, don’t take it out on your body, care for it responsibly.
  3. Cry – Let it all hang out. There is no shame in tears and it is a way for your body and mind to heal itself.
  4. You Got This – You have to step up and take care of yourself.  Take one day at a time, and don’t forget to breathe.

POEM:  YOUR APARTMENT

So you do all the break up things.

Listen to Pink Floyd

Or whoever.

Dance in your apartment

Or whatever.

Fold your laundry

Or not.

And then you have a break up

In your apartment.

-eml

Woman crying image available from Shutterstock.

 


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    Last reviewed: 3 Jul 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). What To Do and What Not To Do, The Day After a Break-up. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 18, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/07/02/what-to-do-what-no-to-do-the-day-after-a-break-up/

 

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