Monday Meditation: One Day, One Thing.

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

-Simone de Beauvoir

To change the movement of your path, you just need to take one step each day. These steps don’t have to be big, they can be as small as you would like. The point is to take them. Grief can and will feel overwhelming when we overthink its presence and let it accumulate a cloud of sorrow over us.

Instead of letting the tidal wave of long-term grief drown you, think about grief day by day: What does my grief need today that I can give it so I can heal more today that yesterday? Change one thing about your life each day (whether it is your meal planning, your exercise regime, your coping strategies, or how you spend your free time) and watch overwhelm begin to recede. The longer you wait to take action, the deeper the overwhelm will become.

Today, make a list of things you can do to move toward healing. Tomorrow, do one thing from the list. Do another the day after that. Then keep going. 

Published by ancarroll

Alexandra N. Carroll is an author, grief advocate, crafter, mother, and partner. She writes on grief and self-care from her home in Vermont. Her forthcoming book concerns how to untangle life-after-loss through the creation of a strong self-care plan.

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