Coping with grief
There’s no right or wrong way to deal with the loss of a loved one, you can expect grieving to be rough and it’s different for every single person . Another important thing it’s not just a matter of coping with loss it’s about coping with change and that takes a lot of time cast we’re dealing with a pretty difficult subject how do you deal with the death of a loved one how do you live your life in the face of a life-changing event we don’t have all the answers and honestly you’re going to have to work through your pain in your own way on your own pace
But we do have some advice first things first you need to remember that grief is a process and not a task . you might have heard of a popular theory that breaks up bereavement into stage denial anger bargaining depression and acceptance, while you might identify with some or all of these steps you got to remember that grief is less like a staircase ,and more like a roller coaster there are peaks and dips and they don’t always happen in predictable ways .
You might feel better for a while and then worse and that’s okay it’s natural to have an uneven journey with your grief ,don’t be afraid of the pain you shouldn’t try to stuff your sorrow away into a place where you don’t have to deal with ,it it’s just going to stay there in order for you to work through your grief you’re first going to have to acknowledge that it exists .
There are a lot of ways to do this you might have to be alone for a bit maybe you need to write down your feelings in a journal or talk to someone do things that make you happy, when you’re grieving it’s sometimes difficult to hold on to who you are after all so much of her energy is focused on the morning of your loved one which is fair but it’s easy to get sucked into a mind space where you can’t even remember your former self.
We want to tell you it’s okay to take time to do the things that make you feel like yourself and give you joy recognize the relationship between the mind and the body when you’re experiencing grief it’s really easy to forget the things that you usually do as a matter of routine taking a shower getting enough sleep eating neglecting your physical health is only going to take a greater toll on your mental health which is taking a pretty significant hit right now so do yourself a favor and do us a favor and make an effort to take care of you it’s what your loved one would want .
Please remember this you do not have to be alone in your grief if your feelings are too overwhelming for you to sort out that’s okay but go to someone else for help it can be someone you know a family member a friend or it can be a therapist or a professional who knows how to help people deal with this exact situation that you find yourself in right now ,
just the act of talking out loud about your feelings can be incredibly cathartic finding someone who can help you sort them and work through them is even better.