Grief Activities - Things to do to make you feel better and fill your life with joy!

Grief Activities - List of things to do for getting out and about and filling your life with joy!

Don’t stay at home and be lonely. Put on a happy face and choose an activity that you love. You will soon start to feel better. There are many people like you out there wanting to share a good time too.  Dealing with grief is much easier if you spend time with others and keep busy.  Do all the things you always wish you'd tried.  Develop a bucket list and work your way through it!  

Sports and Fitness


Bowls
Golf
Tennis
Gym
Swimming classes
Ballroom dancing
Yoga or pilates  (Read here how yoga helped one reader to cope with her grief). 

Fishing
Sailing
Canoeing
Surfing

Hobbies

Bridge
Night classes
Art lessons
Language lessons
Computer lessons
Learn photography or a craft
Jewellery making
Beading
Knitting groups
Creative writing

Amateur dramatics – behind stage, lighting or costumes if you prefer to be behind scenes. You will be welcomed!


Choir - having a good sing releases endorphins and makes you feel much better!


Book club
Debating group

Work out your family tree

Study - go back to university or college

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More ideas for grief activities



Volunteer work – you have skills and are needed. Go out there and surprise yourself!

Charity shop helpers, Repair toys or other donations
Meals on Wheels
Go to schools to hear children read
Car ferrying for nursing homes or disabled
Walk the dogs at the pound
Run a stall to sell crafts for charity

Friends

Invite your friends over
Bake a cake or cook a meal
Arrange outings to galleries, museums, parks
Book a holiday with a friend
Go to the movies
Book a restaurant
See a show
Go to a concert or the opera

Make new friends by joining a dinner party group for those who have suffered a loss - like this one.

Travel

There are lots of groups which organise trips for single people.  Ask your travel agent for one that is best for you.

Or organise your own trip, or get a camper van and meet people on the way. 

There are lots more activities to make you feel better. 

I wish you all the best on your grief journey.  



Also have a look at our many pages of advice for Dealing with Grief


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