4 Ways to Heal When Your Heart Is Hurting

Published Date 12/4/2014
Under: Loss & Grieving



Mend your broken heart and feel better

Whether you had a fight, breakup, or other painful situation, the physical and mental pain of heartache can make it feel like it's never going away. These techniques can help you heal and move on when your heart is hurting.


Help Others

If you're struggling with heartache, lending a helping hand is a great way to help the healing process along. Whether you volunteer at an animal shelter or offer free tutoring services in your best subject, the act of helping others is proven to help you both physically and mentally.


In fact, in one study, 96 percent of participants said volunteering gave them a sense of purpose in life, and 94 percent said that volunteering improved their mood. If you're struggling to find ways to help others, a psychic reading can help you pinpoint your strongest areas and steer you in the right direction.


Don't Be Afraid to Feel Emotions

There's an old saying that laughter is the best medicine. Don't write this off as an old wives' tale, though. Researchers have found that laughing increases our blood pressure and pulse rate, boosts immune cells, lowers blood sugar, and brings extra oxygen into our tissues. Plus, laughing is also good for the waistline. A researcher from Vanderbilt University found that 10 to 15 minutes of laughter burns around 50 calories.


On the other end of the spectrum, if you feel like crying, go ahead and let it out. Biochemist William Frey has researched human tears for 15 years. He's learned that the tears we cry because of an emotional response actually have toxic biochemical byproducts. Therefore, when we cry, our bodies are releasing these toxins and reducing emotional stress.


Get in a Good Workout

Sometimes, the best way to heal is by breaking a good sweat. Play a round of tennis, hit the gym, or even go for nice walk. It doesn't matter what kind of exercise you do because anything will help. When we work out, our bodies release serotonin. This feel-good chemical is responsible for controlling our moods, and an increase in seratonin will make you feel happier and healthier. As an added bonus, serotonin is also shown to help curb your appetite and regulate your sleep cycle.


Talk to Someone Impartial

Whether it's a friend, family member, or an authentic psychic, talking with someone who is empathetic and can give you support will certainly help you along in the healing process. If you're feeling stuck and unable to move on, he or she might also be able to offer suggestions on what helped them heal from heartache. See if your friend is willing to help distract you for a few hours by going out to eat or going to see a movie.


While the pain of heartache is never pleasant, you will come out a stronger person who is ready to open their heart again if you use these techniques to work through it.


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