Everybody needs some ‘me time’ to spend doing the things that they enjoy and that make them feel better. This is even more true when you are coping with the loss of a loved one. You can often have low energy and find it harder to get things done – so looking after yourself is crucial. This is sometimes called “self-care”.
Have you found an activity that helps you to cope? Let us know what it is in the replies.
Here are some ideas that our Online Community users have shared:
“I find long baths sooth me.” – Skylark https://support.sueryder.org/community/coping-death-loved-one/try
“I make my own soup as find that very comforting and easy to eat. I find making it cathartic as well and enjoyable. Nice smell in the house as well.” – Mel https://support.sueryder.org/community/coping-death-loved-one/physical-symptoms-grief#post-3352
“A good friend suggested meditation and yoga, I do both for 10 mins each morning and each night.” - JK76 https://support.sueryder.org/community/life-after-bereavement/daze-i-lost-mum?page=1#post-2097
“I do lots of writing which helped and still helps enormously when I’m feeling down.” – Embeth_1994 https://support.sueryder.org/community/coping-death-loved-one/brother-died-morning-and-my-dad-terminal-cancer-well#post-1511
“I joined a local community gardening group and became a volunteer at the local library. It has been the saviour for me.” - Geofd https://support.sueryder.org/community/coping-death-loved-one/lost-my-wife?page=2#post-2686