Get outside and get some exercise.
Eat and drink
Make sure you get enough to eat and drink, and make healthy choices.
Make sure to take breaks and get enough sleep.
Practice prayer, meditation or other rituals from your faith tradition. This can help you heal and find strength.
Look for support from friends, family, neighbors, your faith community, and co-workers.
Become one with nature, take a bath, go to a concert, get a massage, be creative, garden, read, or perform any other activities that re-charge you.
Allow time off
Take time off from your routine, from your house, from your job, or even from your grieving for a while.
Participate in sports, socialize with friends, go shopping, play video games, eat out, rent a movie, etc.
Cultivate your sense of humor and seek opportunities to laugh or smile. Read the comics or watch a comedy.
Enjoy loved ones
Spend time with friends and family.
Put your thoughts and feelings down on paper. It will help you heal.
Don’t forget that crying is normal and it’s healthy during the grieving process. Tears can act as a release.
Seek out grief support
Look into counseling and support groups. They can really help you while you grieve.
Prepare for difficult days
During holidays or other special days of the year, you should prepare by making a plan for how to make it through the day. Consider trying something new or changing tradition.
Reaching out people who are hurting, donating to charities or volunteering for good causes helps you feel a connection with others, which can help you to feel needed.
Look for ways to honor your loved one’s memory and to keep his or her spirit alive.
Remind yourself to take deep breaths.