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How To Take Care of Yourself When Grieving

Posted on April 10, 2022
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There is nothing we can say that can immediately ease the loss of your loved one. But, there are others like you who have experienced a loss, and we know how to best take care of yourself during the grief process. 

While everyone grieves differently, the following tips and recommendations will help you to cope with some of the more challenging experiences associated with bereavement:

  • Fuel your body, even if you don’t think you need to eat.
  • Recognize that grief can be experienced in many different ways – socially, spiritually and even physically. Pay attention to your body’s natural response to grief but don’t be afraid to seek the help you need, especially if your health and wellbeing begin to deteriorate.
  • Take care of things that can’t be put off, like doctor’s appointments and important meetings
  • Give yourself permission to put off tasks that aren’t time-sensitive
  • Move your body if it feels good – even just by going for a short walk

Families Fighting Flu (FFF) members welcome conversation because we understand the unique feelings of losing a loved one to an infectious or vaccine-preventable disease. If you would like to speak to a FFF member, please email us at contact@familiesfightingflu.org.

 

Thank you to My Caring Plan for providing inspiration from their blog for some of the content featured in this blog post.

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