The unthinkable just happened.
Your heart is broken.
The woman you loved is no longer a part of your life.
The pain is immense.
Honestly, the best thing you can do now is move.
Move your body, that is…
I guess you could actually pick up and relocate somewhere else.
I’ve done it, and it worked out pretty well for me when I took off to live in the Caribbean.
But that doesn’t really make sense for most people for a number of good reasons.
What I’m getting at (in an attempt to be clever) is that you need to be moving your body during this time.
Getting outside for walks. Lift weights, do martial arts, skateboard, run, play basketball…
Whatever you enjoy.
The more movement you can get in each day, the better.
Moving multiple times each day is better.
Gentle movement is fine. Try to also include something that gets your heart rate up.
It will relieve depression, anxiety, and release endorphins.
Making movement a way of life during this difficult time will help you eat better, sleep better, look better, and feel better.
Movement makes us better!
There’s a catch…
A lot of times you’re not going to feel like moving.
When that happens, don’t think about it too much. Just get dressed for the activity and go.
If, when you get out there, you still don’t want to do it, then give yourself permission to come back.
You will almost always be in the mood once you get there.
Even if you just goof around and shoot a few hoops or only jog once around the block… it’s all good!
Movement engenders movement.
Stagnation engenders stagnation.