Seek support from neighbors, friends, co-workers, family, and your faith community.
Eat and drink
Make healthy choices in regards to what you eat and drink.
Take breaks during the day and get sufficient sleep at night.
Meditate, pray, or perform other faith rituals in order to heal and find strength.
Take a bath, go to a concert, garden, get a massage, be creative, read, or perform other activities to recharge you.
Go outside and exercise.
Allow time off
Take a break from your home, your routine, your job, and even your grief.
Socialize with friends, play video games, participate in sports, eat out, go shopping, rent a movie, etc.
Find ways to laugh or smile. Watch a comedy or read comics.
Enjoy loved ones
Spend time with family and friends.
Put down your thoughts on paper in order to heal.
Remember that crying a healthy part of grieving. Tears can act as a release.
Seek out grief support
Look for counselors and support groups to help you grieve.
Prepare for difficult days
During special occasions, make a plan to handle the day. Change a tradition. Try something new.
Volunteer for a good cause. Reach out people who are hurting. Donate to charities. These activities can help you feel connected to others.
Keep your loved one’s spirit alive by keeping their memory alive.
Take deep breaths.