(HealthDay News) -- Grieving is a natural healing process after
a significant loss, including the death of a loved one, the decline
of one's own health, or the breakup of a relationship.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help
cope during the grieving process:
- Communicate with others about what you're feeling, and don't be
afraid to ask loved ones for help.
- Try to stay on top of daily responsibilities to avoid falling
behind and feeling overwhelmed.
- Try to get regular exercise, eat healthy foods and get plenty
- Don't drink alcohol, which ultimately can make you feel more
- Push yourself to return to your regular routine as quickly as
- Avoid making major decisions just after a loss.
- Allow yourself to feel the typical symptoms of grief, which may
include sadness, crying, anger and numbness.
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