Coping with Grief

 
How to Cope with Experiencing Grief After the Loss of a Loved One
 
1. Talk about your loss
Take the time to seek comfort from friends who will listen. Let them know you need to talk about your loss. People will understand, although they may not know how to respond. If they change the subject, explain that you need to share your memories and express your sadness.
 
2. Forgive yourself
Forgive yourself for all of the things you believe you should have said or done. Also forgive yourself for the emotions such as anger, guilt or embarrassment you may have felt while grieving.
 
3. Eat well and exercise
Grief is exhausting. To sustain your energy, be sure to maintain a balanced diet. Exercise is also important in sustaining your energy, find a routine that suits you – clear your mind and refresh your body.
 
4. Indulge yourself
Take naps, read a good book, listen to your favorite music, go to a ball game, rent a movie. Do something that is fun, distracting and that you personally find comforting.