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Feel Better After A Break Up

Ways To Get Happy Quickly and Easily


Learn or Practice Karate

As a martial arts technique, karate is well suited as a feel good activity because of its multiple outcomes: it gets you moving, it helps with concentration, it fosters community, and it enables those learning it to better defend themselves.

Reframe Your Experience

Frequently the unhappiness we feel about a specific situation has more to do with how we look at a something than what's actually occurring. Try reframing your experience to find an almost instant mood boost, such as telling yourself the experience is a challenge and not a threat.

Call A Friend

Its hard not to feel good when you're out with friends or talking with someone on the phone, especially if they are the kind of person to make you laugh. And since several studies have shown that having and relying on a social support network can reduce one's risk towards depression, picking up the phone can only help.

Play a Game

Games are an effective way to get your mind off your break up, and focused on relaxing and enjoying yourself again. And almost any game will do that engrosses you, such as card games, online games or even non-addictive games.

Say an Affirmation

A simple tool to use when needing to change your negative self-talk into positive, affirmations can be used anytime, anywhere, and have immediate impact. Just make sure to choose something that really resonates with you in order to receive the best feel good benefits.

Tap Yourself

A needle-free form of emotional acupuncture that has helped many people reduce their negative thoughts, emotions and memories to a point where they are no longer debilitating, EFT offers fast feel good assistance to anyone who willing to read through the relatively simple and totally free how-to.

Clear Clutter

This get happy suggestion may take a bit more time than the others, but according to Feng Shui experts, clearing clutter is the first step in getting unstuck from your past and moving forward.

Have a Nap

Sometimes all we need is a bit of rest and relaxation to feel better. Going to bed an hour earlier or sleeping in will provide the same benefits.


Getting your hands in the earth and breathing in fresh air do wonders for many people in their attempt to feel better. Plus, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment by having grown something beautiful or edible.


Even the anticipation of laughter has shown to reduce stress in several studies, so just planning to watch a funny movie or see a comedian can do wonders for your mood.

Spend Time With Animals

If you have a cat or dog, studies have shown that pets reduce stress almost as well (if not better) than having a significant other. Don't have a pet? Then try volunteering at the local SPCA to walk some dogs, or offer to take care of a friend's animals while they are away to receive the same short-term get happy benefits.

Use Aromatherapy

There are aromatherapy suggestions for healing a broken heart, such as using lavender to calm one's nerves. But even something as simple and smelling a favorite perfume or baking cookies can elicit similar effects on your nervous system.
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