There is nothing more painful than the death of someone you loved. Every part of your being feels tired and sore. Your emptiness has no place to process this event. You have lost the motivation for your own life. And you wonder if you’ll ever find happiness again. Fortunately, most people do, and in the meantime, there are specific steps one can take to alleviate these hardships. Here are 10 for you to consider.
1. Allow Yourself to Grieve
You will struggle to heal if you don’t let nature take its course. Surrender to your loss and be vulnerable. Attend the funerals, visit their final resting place, and let yourself sink into sadness. Break down. It’s normal, and you are allowed. Grieving is as much about giving yourself a little grace as it is about remembering your loved one.
2. Talk About It.
Sometimes opening up about your feelings can be difficult, but there is no value in pretending that you are ok. In fact, various studies have warned that bottling your emotions up can even lead to an untimely death yourself. [Read more…]