« on: July 08, 2012, 01:35:27 pm »
2) Excercise...you don't feel like doing anything but you have to and it releases the old feel good endorphins
4) Avoid being on your own for long spells, surround yourself with loving family members and friends when you can.
Bingo and Bingo for me. esp #2 - Mind/Body connection body feels good due to endorphin release, but mentally there is the obvious sense of accomplishment and the idea of "I took care of myself today". Your brain (and every cell in your body, for that matter) is benefiting from extra oxygen in your blood. For me (I like cycling), working out is like meditation. About two miles into a ride and any thoughts of the ex, the banks whatever are gone... mind is clear and I'm in the moment.
I'm also lucky enough to have a friend who likes company and I can't tell you how many times I've left thinking was sure better off going there for a while rather than stewing in my own pity.