INSIDE: When we lose a loved one, it’s one of the hardest things to go through. Hopefully, these strategies for coping with grief will help you ease your pain and adjust more quickly to your loss. Much love to you!
Losing a loved one is hard, and the grief can sometimes be so deep that it affects a person’s mental and physical health.
It’s so important to understand the grieving process and what it does to a person’s health. Even the most profound grief eventually diminishes, but when you have coping mechanisms, you’ll recover faster. Still, grief affects everyone differently, and some people need years to adjust to their loss.
4 Strategies for Coping With Grief
What coping mechanisms can help us grieve properly and recover faster? Here are three tips that will support you…
Do a Proper Send Off
Getting involved in the preparations for sending off the departed helps process the information that they are gone forever. It provides you with a chance to talk about your loss while being surrounded and supported by others who are also grieving.
Start by honoring the wishes of the departed on the final rites. If their wish was for a cremation, arrange for a cremation service. Cremation guidance is important to know what happens if you have never witnessed a cremation. Scattering the ashes is also an important ritual that helps accept the finality of the loss.
Get Some Energy Healing
One of the best things we can do for ourselves when we are going through a difficult time is to get some energy healing work done. It helps to remove some of the cloud that is upon us and brings in an air of positive energy.
Whether you opt for in person or distance healing treatments, healing services like Reiki and Vibralite can help to ease your emotions and uplift your spirits. It can even work on feelings of guilt and pent up anger, resentment, or past life karma you may have regarding the person who passed away.
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Reach Out For Help
Emotional support is crucial when grieving. Just having people around brings comfort and a sense of a shared burden. While it is important to talk about what you’re feeling, don’t force the process. Wait for when you’re ready to talk.
Family and friends can be very helpful in coping with a loss. If they are sharing the loss with you, turning to an impartial friend can be very helpful. In addition, it is a good time to reconnect with other family members and have quality face-to-face time.
Turning to spiritual support is also useful in offering solace. Whether that means you seek out a minister or paster, or if you turn to your own angels and guides, grief is very much a spiritual journey of the soul.
Talking to a therapist, grief counselor, or spiritual coach can be a help as well. These mental health experts tend to have a deep knowledge of the grieving process, as well as methods for easing your pain in a healthy way.
You might want to seek out a bereavement support group in your area so that you can actively speak about your loss with others who are in the same boat. It helps to hear how others have coped with their loss. You can contact your counselor or a local funeral home to find groups in your area.
Practice Healthy Habits
Grief is a type of stress and trauma that can cause physical problems, including loss of appetite, low immunity, insomnia, and fatigue. It can make a person more vulnerable to physical ailments like common colds as well. Therefore, it’s very important to eat healthy foods and exercise during times of grief.
Getting back to a regular schedule also helps with the recovery process. If you have hobbies and interests, consider getting involved more actively. But it’s also important to know your grief triggers. For example, if you shared a favorite café, be prepared for strong memories when you pass by it.
Most importantly, avoid trying to numb the grief with drugs or alcohol because it is very easy to slip into dependence during this period.
With time, even the strongest of grief diminishes. You will heal even as you keep cherished memories of the good times you had with your loved one. I’m sending you lots of love and light to support you during this time.