There's no question that breakups cause heartache, but research suggests they could also actually hurt your health: In an April 2015 study, University of Arizona researchers found that divorce was linked to an increased risk of poor health outcomes and a 23 percent increased mortality rate. The good news: Most people are resilient and cope relatively well with the transition, researchers say — and with these tips, you'll be feeling better and moving on in no time.More
Step No. 1? Simply remembering to treat your body well, says Joy D. Beckwith, PhD, MPH, MA, co-founder of Carrefour of Atlanta Psychological Health Institute and professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Eat healthy meals, engage in restorative yoga or meditation, and move your body regularly. "Throughout the recovery phase, things that promote healing are the focus," Dr. Beckwith says.
Believe it or not, your decor really does have an effect on your mood. Set yourself up for post-breakup success by removing harsh lights (which can disrupt your circadian rhythm as it gets closer to bedtime), clearing clutter (which can cause stress and anxiety), and decorating with potted plants (the right ones will reduce stress and help you sleep easier).