25 Activities You Can Do Today to Help Your Grieving Friend

By: Powers Funeral Home
Monday, November 14, 2022

Watching someone you care about go through the process of mourning can be heartbreaking. As a friend you want to help and ease their pain but you may be unsure how you can help. Directors of cremation services in Columbia, SC. want you to know there are a ton of other ways to help your friend at this difficult time. 

Daily Chores and Tasks

Although these things may not seem that big to you, helping your friend with these daily chores and tasks can mean everything to them. While they are grieving they most likely lack motivation to get these types of things completed. You being there to step in and help will be greatly appreciated. Things you can do include: 

1. Complete all the laundry

2. Take the trash out

3. Dust and vacuum the home

4. Wash dishes

5. Water the plants

6. Organize the mail

7. Organize and straighten up a room (or rooms) in the house

8. Get rid of clutter

Even more if the house needs minor repairs or upkeep you could offer your help with that as well. Some things may include: 

9. Mow the yard

10. Paint a room

11. Pull weeds

12. Fix any leaks or other maintenance issues

13. Plant flowers

14. Hang a bird feeder

Vehicle Upkeep and Maintenance

Just as their home needs looking after, so do their vehicles. Help your friend out by making sure their vehicles are full of gas and in good working order. Other things you can do are:

15. Get any oil changes or other service issues completed

16. Wash the car (or take it and have it professionally cleaned)

17. Make sure registration stickers are current

Mental and Physical Wellness

Making sure your friend is taking care of themselves mentally and physically is extremely important at this time. This may be difficult for them to do as they feel guilty for taking care of themselves or making themselves a priority. Help them out by doing things like:

18. Invite them to coffee and talk

19. Encourage them to journal

20. Invite them out to lunch

21. Invite them to a yoga class

22. Help them start a gratitude list

23. Invite them to a park for a game of frisbee

24. Cook them dinner

25. Invite them for a walk or hike

Final Thoughts

You can see that there are many ways to help your friend at this difficult stage of their life. While your actions won’t take away their pain or grief, it will remind them that they are not alone, and that help, and support is close by. You know your friend the best and what they may need at this time. And remember that the most important way you can help them is by just being there. Be there for them to talk to and to count on.

If you need more ideas or need grief resources to share with your fiend after their loved one’s cremation services in Columbia, SC.. contact us anytime as we have many resources we can put you in touch with.

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