Starting a New Year After Grief

Starting over after the death of a loved one can be difficult, but it is important to keep in mind that self-care is an essential part of the grieving process. To help you make a fresh start and focus on self-care, we have put together a list of a few things you can do to get started.

Clean up and Declutter Your Living Space

Although cleaning is usually done regularly, when a loved one passes away, cleaning may have been pushed to the side while you dealt with other things. Take a look at your calendar and find a free day to dedicate to cleaning. With a full day, you will have the time to declutter and even redecorate. A cleaner space can help boost your mood and increase your happiness.

Get Proper Rest

The amount of time you sleep and how well you sleep can have a significant effect on your day. Without enough sleep, you could become irritable and tired, making your day and the day of those around unpleasant. Getting back into a bedtime routine is essential. You can start by trying to get an extra 30 minutes to an hour of sleep until your schedule is back to normal.

Spend Time with Your Loved OnesStarting a New Year After Grief

This is an important part of recovering from the death of someone close to you. Your family and friends can support you each day. Whether you see a movie together or enjoy a nice lunch or dinner, the time with them can help you through this difficult time.

Try a New Hobby

Pick something you have always wanted to try. From painting, baking, and reading, to knitting or DIY projects, there is a wide range of hobbies out there to choose from that can bring excitement to your life and give you something fun to focus on.

Brighten Your Day and Someone Else’s by Doing Something Nice

Think about how good it makes you feel when someone compliments your new shirt or holds the door for you. Take the time out of each day to do something nice for someone and help make their day and your day a little brighter.

Find What Makes You Happy

Enjoying life is a broad goal, giving you endless possibilities. Whether it’s a new hobby or doing nice things for others, it’s important to explore different things and find what makes you happy.
For more information on grief counseling options and other resources, contact Beinhauer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services today to speak with our knowledgeable and compassionate team.