Are you taking good care of yourself while grieving? The odds are there are areas in which you can improve. But it can be difficult to make adjustments when the goals are too large. It may be more productive if you set goals in more achievable bites. Here are ten activities you can do to start taking better care of yourself.
Fuel Your Body Well
We tend to view food as a way to satisfy our hunger as opposed to a way to fuel our bodies. Start paying attention to what you put in your body and how it makes you feel after you eat it. Feeling sluggish after lunch? Maybe you should choose better fuel.
Get a Massage
A good, professional massage can rejuvenate your body and your spirit. It improves circulation and relaxes muscles. The problem? It can seem selfish or self-serving to indulge in a massage. We say go for it.
Read a Book
Many type-A people don’t want to waste time reading fiction. However, there is value in escaping into a world of fantasy or fiction once in a while.
Take Up a New Hobby
Many retirees will finally take up a craft that has interested them throughout their lives. Why wait? Enhance your life by taking on that hobby now.
Tap into Your Creative Skills
When was the last time you drew or painted a picture? Get out and take some artistic photos or immerse yourself in other creative endeavors.
Take on the kitchen by improving your cooking or baking skills. Even improving some basic skills will improve your future in the kitchen.
Start a Journal
Putting your thoughts and experiences down on paper can pay big dividends in improving your perspective.
Take a Dream Trip
Always wanted to take a cruise or rent an RV? Now may be the time. At least start researching what it will take and go from there.
Prioritize Physical Health
Take a walk, a bike ride, or go to the gym. Get moving and get physical again.
Clean and Reorganize
Cleaning and organizing your personal space can be strangely invigorating and uplifting. You may even just want to start with a closet or small room.
Why would a legacy funeral home in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky share tips on living life better? Because we have deep relationships with the families we have served and understand that the end of life is just a moment. The joy is in the journey of living.
Discussing end-of-life issues isn’t easy for everybody. If you would like assistance in pre-planning or have questions, we encourage you to connect with us. We have been assisting families for generations now. We would be honored to serve you.