Emotional Wellness Checklist

Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times. Here are tips for improving your emotional health:


When someone you love dies, your world changes. There is no right or wrong way to mourn. Although the death of a loved one can feel overwhelming, most people can make it through the grieving process with the support of family and friends. Learn healthy ways to help you through difficult times.


o Take care of yourself. Try to eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. Avoid bad habits—like smoking or drinking alcohol—that can put your health at risk.

o Talk to caring friends. Let others know when you want to talk. o Find a grief support group. It might help to talk with others who are also grieving.

o Don’t make major changes right away. Wait a while before making big decisions like moving or changing jobs.

o Talk to your doctor if you’re having trouble with everyday activities. o Consider additional support. Sometimes short-term talk therapy can help.

o Be patient. Mourning takes time. It’s common to have roller-coaster emotions for a while.