Grieving is a recovery process that may come in waves over a period of time. It’s normal and healthy to experience feelings of shock, intense emotions, depression, nostalgia, guilt and hostility.
In addition to staying physically well with a healthy diet, regular exercise and sleep, there are several lifestyle tips that may help you adjust after a major loss. You can stay close to friends and family, look forward to social activities, visit loved ones who live far away, take a relaxing holiday, journal about your feelings and talk to someone you trust.
It also helps to socialise with others in clubs and organisations, serve in volunteer groups that help others and collaborate in bereavement support groups. If at all possible, try to delay major life changes like moving during this difficult time.