No matter how much you are grieving, it is necessary from time to time to get away from your pain. This may mean going on a day trip or an extended vacation of several weeks or even lunch with a friend.
Perhaps, for some widows, it means staying right in your area but taking time away from your routine to just get out and see what’s around you. It can mean a walk in a park, visiting a beach or doing a walking path in the woods. Believe it or not, doing this can be the best strategy for healing your broken heart. Removing yourself from daily routines can help clear your mind and opens you to new ideas and possibilities.
Simply being in an unfamiliar location causes us to think and act differently. It takes us out of our routines, moves us away from our comfort zone and literally forces us to enjoy new and exciting sights.
Take time to play, even if it is by yourself. Not only will you be more relaxed, you will surely gain renewed enthusiasm for your life. Yes you need to grieve, but you have a life and when you are ready you will need to move forward by taking time to play.