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Healing Actions

In grief, tasks that ordinarily would be automatic, like getting out of bed, carrying on a phone conversation, or cooking a meal, become burdensome, sometimes impossible. Grief can leave you feeling like you are a stranger in your own life, unable to function, stuck. Meanwhile, the rest of the world goes on as if nothing has happened, leaving you feeling even more disconnected and alone.


The solution is daily actions, sometimes very small ones, that prove to you that you are getting somewhere. It is enough to do one deliberate thing each day to establish normalcy, or novelty, to wake you up a little or soothe your senses. Such actions are evidence that you are finding your footing.


What follows is a list of actions others have found useful. They may provide a good place to start. The hope is that at the end of each day you will be able to point to several things that engaged you with life and moved you along.


You may even decide to keep track of them in a list or journal so you can watch yourself progress. It may take enormous effort on some days, but in the long run will be worth it.


Daily actions are the building blocks of your comeback, and may help you discover that you are stronger and more resilient than you thought.

Click each box below for actions you can take. What sounds good to you today?








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