DeDe Anderson Coaching
Self Care during Grief
Updated: Feb 25, 2021
What does self care look like during grief?
When we are consumed by grief we usually aren't thinking about what is best for us.
But we need to remember to take care of ourselves.
When we lose our spouse, we're traumatized, we need to treat ourselves as if we were in the ICU.
After my husband died, just breathing was hard for me for awhile.
I learned the more self care I did the better I was able to cope with the every day items I was having to deal with.
I made sure to shower every day.
I would turn off all the lights in the bathroom and light 2 candles.
It was so cathartic just to stand under the water and let myself cry.
Other times I would just curl up with the softest warmest blanket I could find and just relax.
Some forms of self care:
Reading a book
Burning your favorite candle
Talking to a supportive loved one
Going for a walk
Taking a nap
Shower or bathing
Wrap in a warm blanket
Sipping on something warm
But above all else, be realistic about your limitations, and don't judge yourself.
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