Find a notebook or journal to use in several ways. Record your questions, feelings, plans, and/or goals. By writing a few minutes each day or several times a week, you can begin to process your grief and plan for your new life.
If you have a major goal you want to reach, break it down into several small steps. What will it take to go back to school, for example, for find a different job? Tackle one step at a time to achieve your goal.
Here are Twelve Months of Healing (wayforhope.com) you can use as suggested topics, but you can write about anything in your journal.
Keep your pages private or share with your family, a trusted friend, or your counselor. And remember to check what you have written later to see how far you have come since the day you made particular entries.
After loss, it is important to maintain your health. Try some of these ideas.