Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ask Erin!- Turn that heart frown upside down....

So, I as I said in my last Ask Erin! post, I will be answering most questions via formspring or privately through email. But, I will continue to post select questions here......Shall we?

remedies for a broken heart?

Dear Broken-hearted,

I actually have quite a bit of experience in this arena, both in being broken-hearted and in being the one doing the breaking. Here's the thing.....it will get better. How quickly it does so is completely within your control. 

The first thing you need to do is get outside, during the day. If you work inside during the day, make the time in the morning or during lunch (Or after work.....it's summer! It stays light late!) to go for a walk. Breathe deep, get some sun (but wear sunscreen!). You need fresh air. Trust me. The vitamin D from the sun, the fresh air, trees, life- you need these things right now. 

Secondly, as tempting as it may be to drown your sorrows in alcohol, it might make you feel worse. Alcohol is a depressant. Also, you run the risk of drunk-dialing your heart-breaker and saying things that will make you feel much worse about yourself in the morning. Have a good meal and a glass of wine, if you can stomach them right now, but don't get trashed. 

Now, the next thing is exercise. Get off your ass and go run or go to the gym or take a kick-boxing class. You will look better, you will feel better. The endorphins are gonna lift your spirit, at least temporarily, and regulate your mood. 

Don't read or watch anything depressing. Also, no rom-coms. Go watch a mindless action film or a comedy that doesn't center around lurveeeee. 

Clean out. Clean out your closet, organize your life, get red of clutter. 

And if all else fails, focus on work and go sleep with someone new!

To ask me a question, use the formspring box on your right
or email me. All questions will be answered and some will be posted here in an Ask Erin! post. 



philip said...

I imagine that you could cure a broken heart.

brendan donnelly said...