Helping Yourself Heal From Loss

By: Louis Bruno
Friday, October 26, 2018

Losing a loved one is devastating no matter who you are. Going through something so tragic can make you feel empty and lost. The grieving process shows itself in many unique ways for every individual. Knowing how you can help yourself heal from a loss is extremely important during this time. As hard as it may seem right now, it will get easier over time. Hopefully these tips can help you with your grieving journey.

Stay Distracted

Staying home alone and saying no to every invite might be tempting when you are feeling down. It’s okay to take a few days or weeks and allow yourself to feel and grieve on your own. In time, when you’re ready, it’s important to get up out of bed, and distract yourself in order to start feeling better.

Say Yes

If your friends or family offer you a meal, a night out or a short visit. Say yes. It’s important that you have a good social support group to help you during this time. Even if you’re not feeling up to it, or are having a bad day, let your friend know and they can just be there for you, no matter what kind of mood you are in. Your friends will help you feel better and hanging out with others will allow you to feel happy again, even if it’s just for a brief get together.

Talk About Your Grief

If you don’t feel like you have a strong support system, or you feel the need to be on your own during this process, make sure you join a local grief support group or an online group. Talking to others who have gone through the same thing will help to bring a sense of comfort and understanding, and in time will help you to heal in a healthy way.

If you have any more questions regarding grief and healing feel free to contact us online or call a member of the Charles J O’shea Funeral Home staff who will be happy to help.

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