When we experience a loss and it’s accompanying grief and mourning, it is important to take care of our own needs, even if that means disappointing others at times. All of the strong emotions that are involved can be confusing, distressing, and always changing. Often we can feel several emotions at once, from anger, fear, sadness, relief, and even joy. While the pain of loss is not something to be raced through, there are ways to make the process more effective and tolerable. The following article, written by Jane Simington, PhD, offers 10 helpful tips to move through the grieving process a bit more comfortably.
1. Acknowledge the losses
- Share with someone
- Work it through on paper
- Journal writing- make your journal writing reflective (What I did; what I learned; what I would do differently. Reflect on the growth process taking place for you).