Part Eight – Widows and Self-Care

Most widows struggle to experience even a little fun and adventure in their lives.  Fun is a necessary part of self-care and has a positive impact on your health and well-being.

Building fun into your life on a regular basis will help you to take life less seriously.  There are still lots of memories to be made and it doesn’t have to always cost a lot of money.

A good knee slapping laugh with friends as you go for a walk together, playing with your grandchildren and having a new adventure, these will all add years to your own life.

I’m here to remind you that having fun is just as important as working a job or looking after your loved ones.

  • What have you done for fun lately?
  • If you could do anything, what would you do?
  • Do you think that spending money on fun is an “OK” expense?
  • Have you turned down a chance to play with family and friends?  Why?
  • Were you brought up to think that fun wasn’t a valuable use of your time?

Write about having fun in your journal because it may be time for you to have some exciting new adventures.  When you are ready to move from grief to healing remember that laughter lines are what you should be striving for at this time of your life.

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