The six best active things to do after a breakup

Breakups are tough. Most of us reading have endured one on either side of the aisle. They put us into a funk, and we usually need some way to get away or focus our attention elsewhere. I know I did.

I know for a fact that a few of these helped me out big time and allowed me to disconnect from the cruddy situation and channel my time and effort into something else.

Sign up for a Race

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Now, you’re probably thinking, ‘Nope. I hate running.” And maybe you do. But training for a race, no matter the length, will provide some routine that will be awesome for you. Plus, you’ll get into amazing shape, and race day is one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had!

Plan a road trip

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Just a long three-day weekend? Or maybe you can send it for an entire week. Either way, stop thinking about the past and go enjoy the open highway, fresh air, and new places.

I’ve always found road trips to be good for the soul, and I think you would, too!

Go on a hike

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Whether it’s in your home city or a few hours away, clear your head and hit the trails. Being in nature is scientifically proven to increase your mood. Plus, a little exercise is always nice.

Start taking landscape photos

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This one’s mostly because I like taking photos, but I genuinely believe it shifts your focus and forces you to concentrate in a different way. This might be perfect to help get your mind off things and look at nature from a unique perspective.

Find a cabin in the woods to stay at

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There are so many cabins to rent out there that I’m sure there’s one in your neck of the woods. Curl up by the fire, go hiking, or enjoy the scenery floating on a lake. Wherever your cabin experience is, it’ll help take your mind off of the circumstances.

Plan a backpacking trip

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Nothing says disconnecting from the modern world more than heading miles deep into the backcountry. Now, you don’t have to do anything crazy. There are plenty of 10-15 mile, multi-day backpacking trips you can tackle without having to be an expert.

Just do your research, find a friend, and have a great time away from everything.

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