|Art has been an invaluable tool for me.|
When my dad passed away, I had overwhelming grief, and I wanted to sleep all the time, but I couldn't so I distracted myself in many ways. I watched TV and played video games simultaneously. I found that I couldn't read, couldn't cook, couldn't draw and so I needed to find something, anything, to help me get through the pain. It was The Sims and NCIS for me. It was months before I could cope with any down time. Every time I was alone in the shower or car I would cry so showering became the only thing I really did alone, asking someone to ride with me everywhere I went, so that I wouldn't get to my destination with red eyes and a wet face. When my son was terribly afraid of thunderstorms, the counselor taught him ways to distract himself and just get through it.
Here's a list of things to do when you are feeling bad.