Be thankful for closed doors, detours, and roadblocks. They protect you from paths and places not meant for you.

Originally posted by crivil

Things to do while going through a breakup

As told by someone going through a tough one:

  • Go for a long walk or run make an upbeat playlist first.
  • Clean and organize your room/closet/drawers/clothes etc.
  • Light some candles, put on a face mask and meditate for 15 minutes
  • Call a friend and ask them about their day or things going on in their life. It’s amazing how listening to another person can distract you from your own life.
  • Watch a light and funny tv show (the office)
  • Start a new TV series. I settled on Game of Thrones.
  • Read a book. I recommend anything by Jane Austen if you want to escape reality and get caught up in another era of drama and romance.
  • Go explore the library or used book store and find some new literature.
  • Try a new recipe. For example I found a really heathy and tasty blender muffin recipe! 2 bananas, 1 cup almond butter, 2 eggs, 1 TB of raw cocoa, 1 TSP baking soda and blend. Cook in mini muffin pan for 6-8 minutes.
  • Go out with some friends. Plan something, a movie or game night.
  • Have a good cry while watching a chick flick (ANYTHING Nicholas Sparks)
  • Try out different free fitness classes in your area. I go to orangetheory fitness and first class is free!
  • Blog.
  • Make lists, grocery list, to do list, goals for the week, month, year.
  • Go to a coffee shop and treat yo self to something yummy and people watch
  • Refrain from social media for a little. Block that asshole if you need to. It helps.
  • Get a massage. Look up local massage schools in your area they usually are cheap and long and gives the students the clinic hours they need!
  • Volunteer at an assisted living, hospital, shelter, pound, library etc. It can be a one time thing not a commitment but you may love it.
  • Yoga. YouTube some beginner videos if you’re just starting.
  • Go for a hike. Walk that trail you’ve never been to.
  • Cook yourself dinner and dessert or order out and watch a comedy
  • Avoid napping for long periods of time.
  • Reaffirm to yourself how fabulous you are and that this is just a small struggle and that one person does not need to control your thoughts and emotions forever. The old saying is true.. things get easier with time. So spend your time positively.