Widow Wisdom: What are two positive things you can do when you feel powerless?

  • Read my Bible and listen to praise music. – Rachel
  • Visit friends. Either in person, phone, virtual – Kay
  • Think about other people who may have it worse. That’s how I was able to kick myself in my “behind” to stop crying as my late husband said I shouldn’t cry but smile and celebrate his life that ended so short at 56! We knew each other since we were 15. I still have moments of getting overwhelmed and focusing on how bad some other people are doing helped me. Is that wrong to think that way? I don’t know, but it seemed to help… – Tamara.
  • Getting up is half the battle, and when I feel really bad, I listen to the music on my husband’s phone. He liked heavy metal and hard rock, and I prefer country. At night I write in a journal. – Barb
  • Hug my four pets (they have been a great comfort since my husband passed over three weeks ago) and listen to songs that make me feel empowered. – Bree
  • Feel like your best self, put on your makeup, comb your hair, whatever you do, then go out in the sunshine. Fresh air will do wonders for me. – Patti

  • Take a walk. Clean up the house! I feel like I have control over a clean house, so that is something I can actually do to feel in control. – Elaine
  • Call a friend. Have a good cry. Sometimes a good cry is very therapeutic! – Tammie
  • Take a deep breath and find a reason to smile. -Debi
  • Shower & get dressed, and make my bed. I don’t know why it makes such a difference, but it does for me. – Linda
  • A long walk with talking with God. – Wister on Instagram
  • Vigorous cleaning and execution of a serious project, I could build a house….for real– Wister on Instagram.
  • Pray and listen to audiobooks that are positive. – Wister on Instagram
  • Help a friend with something they need or give yourself a “me” day. I try to remember that self-care is not laziness or selfishness. – Paula
  • See my grandkids and hug my cats! – Jana