Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Relationship Recovery Step 7a -- Exercise!

I need to be sure to put this into the list of steps in recovering from the BPD -- or any -- relationship. You need to exercise when recovering from a relationship. Exercise is an important element -- something that you need to do for yourself -- and will make you feel better about yourself, about your situation, about life.



Why Exercise?
This is the Me Project. You need to focus on yourself when recovering from a relationship. Make time for yourself. Make time for yourself. Make time for yourself.

Clearly, the benefits of exercise are well-documented. Those that exercise live healthier lives, live longer, lives, etc. If you exercise, you also will feel better about yourself. You'll have more self-confidence and better self-esteem.

When I run, I solve the world's problems. The first mile or two is myself adjusting and settling into my breathing patterns, run cadence, and more, but then I put myself into a zone of meditation where I think through what's on my mind and work through my issues. I put myself into a near-meditative state.

I go to wonderful places in my mind. This is the result of the body's endorphin being made -- it gives you a near natural high where you just feel great -- about yourself and the world around you.

You just can't beat exercise:

  • It's time where you get to focus on yourself
  • It's time where you are working on your health and well being
  • It's time where you get to concentrate and think about your world
There are many different types of exercise, from running to swimming to bicycling and weight lifting. There's one that fits your lifestyle and needs. Just start slow, and enjoy the time that you get doing it.

For those of you that are just getting started with exercise, the following books should help you get started. Enjoy!





2 comments:

  1. exercise with bpd will help a bit and it also will get you out side with people and you will feel reality i could my self just get the bus everywhere but i walk quite a bit and that counts as exercise as well not massive body building but it keeps you fit

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  2. Are all people with BPD the same? i have met a great guy, who lives in another state. we've been writing to each other for about 6 months and i have started developing feelings for him. am i crazy to even consider getting into a relationship with him? he has had therapy in the past and is very clued up. could it work out? any advice would be appreciated. thanks

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