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Self Care during Grief

Updated: Feb 25

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

  • Staying hydrated

  • Eating well

  • Meditation

  • 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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