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Grieving Doesn't Have to Take a Toll on Your Health: There are Tools and Support that can help.

Now is a better time than ever to start living a healthier life. Although you're grieving, life continues. And by living a healthier life, your grief will take a lesser toll on your health.

Make Sure You're Sleeping Enough

Your body needs between eight and 12 hours of sleep each night. When you're mourning the loss of a loved one, your mind may automatically go to thoughts of them when you lay down. However, you can curb thinking about your loss before bed by taking time during the day to process your emotions. Also, avoid using your phone or tablet to play games or surf the web before bed. These devices emit blue light, which can suppress melatonin production and alter your circadian rhythm.

Take Up Yoga or Meditation

Yoga and meditation can improve brain function. What's more, when you partake in these two activities, you may decrease your anxiety and depression, especially during this time when you're more emotional than usual. Rather than stay at home and practice by yourself, consider taking a class in Sunrise to learn the proper techniques and get out among other people. Some places that offer yoga classes in the south Florida area include Vault Fitness in West Boca Raton and the Yoga Factory in Sunrise.

Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

By spending time with loved ones, you take your mind off your loss for a bit. On the other hand, you can turn to these individuals as your support system if you need someone to talk to during this trying time. They may encourage you to take better care of yourself as you're grieving. Additionally, when you spend time with those you care about, you may decrease your stress.

Improve Your Career Prospects

Consider taking steps to improve your career potential. You may increase your self-confidence and better your life overall in the process. Plus, it's a healthy way to distract yourself from the loss. For instance, you could go back to school. Fortunately, the internet has made it so people can attend all of their classes online and earn a degree in their own time. You'll then open the gates to new and better opportunities without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. Another option is to open a business. You reap the reward of being in charge and will even have some flexibility with your schedule. Right now, you have a lot on your mind, so it might be in your best interest to take one step at a time when starting a business. One of those steps should be forming a limited liability company (LLC). You'll reap the reward of limited liability, less paperwork, more flexibility, and tax breaks. Be sure to inquire about Florida's laws regarding Florida LLCs before you start this process.

Live Better and Grieve in a Healthy Way

When you take steps to live a healthier life while grieving, such as by sleeping enough, grieving will take a lesser toll on you. If you are an individual with autism or another neurodiverse condition who's also grieving right now, book an intake session on Dr. Amanda's site today to find help.

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