Practical Things to do when the Emotions are Overwhelming

Think of the loss like a broken bone. There is pain, and trying to think differently about the pain doesn't really take the pain away- it's ever present. There are things that can be done to lessen the pain while your body mends itself. 

Your emotions are on overload. While your new normal is going to change when we let emotion move through us, it will. When we suppress our emotions, they stick around longer. Eventually the pain will feel less intense, less sharp.

The following items may seem glib- they almost certainly do when said by someone not having your experience. But they may offer a modicrum of relief. Perhaps give them a try. If you have a suggestion I should add, please let me (and others) know.