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ASK A FUNERAL DIRECTOR 1. The feelings of grief are not getting any better, what can I do? everyday is very difficult.
What you can do:
Take one moment, one hour, one day at a time.
Try to maintain a normal routine.
Get enough sleep or at least enough rest.
Exercise regularly to relieve stress and tension.
Eat a balanced diet. Drink plenty of water.
If possible, postpone making major decisions, like selling your home or changing jobs, until after the first year of grieving.
Find creative outlets to express your feelings, such as a journal, art, photography, needlework, or scrap booking.
Write a letter to your loved one telling him or her how you feel.
Honor the memory of your loved one by engaging in an activity or project he or she held dear.
Start a new family tradition in your loved one's memory.
Think about other times you have experienced loss and the coping skills used to survive that loss.
Allow yourself to feel all feelings-sadness, anger, guilt, helplessness, pain.
Cry as much as you want to. Tears help release pain and tension.
Forgive yourself for real and imagined transgressions or missed opportunities.
Be patient with your grief. Don't let others hurry you through your grief or tell you how you should feel.
Attend a support group or talk to others who have lost a loved one.
Seek out your most trusted friends or family for support when you need it. Choose to spend time with those who comfort, sustain, and recharge you.
Accept assistance from close friends, don't go it alone.
Take a break from grief and do something fun. Try to keep your sense of humor. Movie, book, music, artwork.
above all, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF