Grief Education

Showering Can Feel Good In Early Grief

Ashley Waite

Moving forward with “regular life” after the death of a loved one can feel impossibly hard. Often, grieving individuals report changes in behavior such as: decreases in physical activity and self-care and/or increases in alcohol, drugs, and social isolation.

Grief is a normal reaction to loss. The ways in which a person moves through and feels their grief is a highly personal and individualized experience. One consideration when moving through early grief is to make showering or taking a bath, a priority. Many individuals report that this small, mundane task, does feel "good" when grieving.

However, you know yourself best and only you can determine what feels "good" during this time.

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