When someone very close to you dies, it can rip your world apart. Moving forward might seem like it’s impossible. However, it’s not. No matter how unmanageable your grief may seem, it CAN get better. You just need to actively work at it.
Set a Schedule
Idle hands are the devil’s playthings. When your mind is free to dwell on whatever it wants, it’s easy become trapped in the labyrinth of your grief. Distracting yourself is one of the best things that you can do. This could mean going back to work or hanging out with friends. Maybe start volunteering. If you can force yourself to think about other things, it may lessen the vehemence of your grief.
Reach out to your friends and family for support. You should also think about joining a support group. Speaking with people who have had similar experiences might be helpful. You can learn how other people coped when their lives were thrown off track. Moving past a heavy loss is very, very difficult.
You also the option of seeing a professional grief counselor. This is a good idea if you find yourself becoming depressed or it becomes difficult to go about your daily life.
The healthier your body is, the better your mind will feel. Nourish yourself by eating lots of fruits and vegetables and don’t forget about your self-care routine. After a trauma, sometimes people forget to shower and brush their teeth. It’s becomes hard simply to exist. However, allowing yourself to sink into this state just makes everything worse.
Write it Down
You have a lot of emotions. It might be easier to work through them if you wrote them down. Start recording your day in a journal. Because it’s for your eyes only, you don’t have to worry about if it’s well-written or if the grammar is correct. It’s okay if you feel anger or rage. Don’t judge yourself for having feelings.
Exercise floods your brain with endorphins. If you start working out after your loss, it could help you recover mentally. It might be very hard to get started but push through anyway. The rewards are definitely worth it. You don’t have to start out with a marathon. Simply walking around the block might be enough at first.
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