Getting back on your feet after a breakup can be a really painful process. No matter what the circumstances of the separation were, in some cases, it can take a while before you start to feel like yourself again. Finding some healthy activities to make you feel better after a breakup can be a very important part of the healing process. Positive distractions shift the focus away from your broken heart, which can help limit the time spent in emotional despair, according to experts.
"Distraction is effective in helping clients to heal," counselor in residence at Bluebird Counseling Center Anne Beverly previously told Elite Daily. "I've had clients throw themselves into learning the guitar, painting, or learning a language. Doing something novel activates new and different parts of the brain, plus it's a chance to be creative or even meet new people." Although your post-breakup blues might make getting out of bed feel impossible, it's important to remember that life goes on. Even though you're probably in a lot of pain, you also have the opportunity to channel your emotions into something productive. Here are some things that can help get your mind off your breakup and onto something a bit more positive.