Grief is no respecter of time or season when you have lost someone you love. The days pass by, just as they always have in the past. Amongst all of the joy and laughter and the busy world around you, things just do not yet seem right in your own world. Although it may seem as if you are alone, you are not. Many others are experiencing these same feelings of loss. Westview Memorial cares about you and your family. We offer just a few ideas to help you in coping with your feelings of loss.
Give Yourself a Break
It is okay to take time and slow down as you remember your lost loved one. Grieving is an important part of healing, and it takes time. Take all the time you need and allow others to heal.
Many find it healing to give or create something to honor their loved one who has passed. Perhaps you might wish to donate time or money in honor of your loved one to a local charity, or a cause that might have meant been meaningful to them. Another idea would be to make a wreath, blanket, or ornament to keep for display each holiday season that passes by.
Remember that is okay to take some time for yourself. Go for a drive, visit the graveside of your lost loved one, or go see a friend you have not seen in awhile. Try doing something you enjoy, such as reading a book or walking through nature. Treat yourself by having a relaxing day at the spa, or just a day off to watch movies. Never, ever feel guilty for doing something you enjoy or for needing to just be alone.
While you might typically have it all together, take the time to write down your most important daunting tasks. Do not take on more than you can handle or make too many commitments.
Grief support groups in your community can be extremely helpful.. It is healing to connect with others and to feel like you are not alone. Check online or with your local funeral homes, churches, or community centers and see what types of grief resources they might offer.