Tips For Dealing With Grief Around The Holidays And Special Occasions

By: Louis Bruno
Thursday, November 14, 2019

It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. The sense of grief that you feel is heightened during the holidays. This is because it is meant to be a time of cheer that you spend with your loved ones.

If you have recently lost someone very close to you, the holidays can be extremely painful to deal with. It can also affect the healing process for you. Here are some tips that can help you deal with grief around the holidays and special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries etc.:

  • It might not seem necessary, but taking some time away from your family and close friends can help you deal with your grief in a better way. Try to focus on yourself instead of looking for support from your family. Sometimes, just seeing everyone around you can aggravate the pain that you are feeling.
     
  • Always keep your mind focused on positive thoughts and the good memories that you have about the person you have lost. You can do something memorable in their name during the special occasion, as this will also give you some solace. You can contribute to the local Charity or even complete some of the things on their bucket list.
     
  • If you have to attend family gatherings, make sure that you set some limits on them. It will reduce the stress you are feeling as you may not want to interact with a large number of people all the time during the holidays.
     
  • You must take the time to heal at your own pace rather than go with the flow even during the holiday season. This can be a challenging time but following these tips can help you come to terms with your grief in a better way.

At Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process, so if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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