Self-care during your grief journey
As you go through your grief journey, self-care can often take a back seat. However, this is an essential time to make your health a priority and take care of yourself the best you can.
Take time to pamper yourself - Whether it is running a bubble bath, getting a pedicure or treating yourself to a movie, take the time to do something that feels good to your soul.
Practice aromatherapy - Calming essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile and jasmine, are all soothing oils that can help to relax you. For more information on aromatherapy and different scents that can help you during your grief journey, visit https://aromaticstudies.com/aromatherapy-and-grieving/.
Take up a new hobby - Whether you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar, take a yoga class or try your hand at making jewelry, trying out a new hobby will help you to focus on you and activities you enjoy doing.
Walk outside - Exercise releases endorphins, which help to improve your mood. Head outside and take a long walk in nature - this will help to clear your mind and relieve any stress you might be feeling.
Eat healthy - It can be easy to forget to eat when you’re grieving, but eating a balanced meal will help you to feel focused and nourished. Need inspiration? Take a look at online resources like Pinterest to find a few healthy recipes to try.
Write in a journal - Acknowledging and accepting your feelings during this time is crucial, and keeping a journal is a great outlet for when you’re feeling overwhelmed with emotions.
Make yourself a priority - Focus on your needs before worrying about others. Grieving can take a lot out of you emotionally, and it is important to put your own needs first to heal.