grief, grieving
“When someone you love becomes your memory, believe me, your memory will become your treasure”

Grieving a loved one is natural and overwhelming. It is an emotional suffering and may result in unexpected feelings like guilt, disbelief, anger, and sadness. 

The loss is one of the most stressful events of anyone’s life and can severely affect your overall health, especially your mental health. You might find it difficult to sleep, eat, or concentrate effectively. So, you need to address your emotions before it takes over your physical and mental well-being. 

Although the emotions are uncontrollable but by acknowledging the stage and type of your grief, you can find healthier ways to manage it. The intensity of grief varies depending on the situation, but the most intense type is the death of your favorite person.  

Other types of grief include miscarriage, death of a pet, loss of financial stability, divorce/breakup, selling some heritage, or disappointment of unfulfilled dreams. 

Sometimes, what triggers grief may seem normal to others, but deep down you are affected. This could include moving to a new place, graduating, changing jobs, or other life transitions. 

Believe me, grieving over anything is perfectly normal until you know how to overcome it. Otherwise, it can take a toll on your mental health. 

If you have come so far, it means you are ready to address and overcome your grief. Please keep scrolling for complete guidance.

Coping with Grieving a loved one 

I understand it is not easy to control your feelings over your loss, but remember you are strong, and the maker of this world has chosen you to test because HE knows you can do it! Let’s find out how. 

Try not to hide your feelings

We have seen people who don’t want to share their feelings with others because they think that others will make fun of them. However, this isn’t completely true, you can share your feelings with the person you trust the most. It will help you grieve over your loss. 

Remember keeping things in your mind will only push you into deep depression while disrupting your mental well-being. However, if you cry your feelings out you will feel a lot better and lighter. 

Don’t let anyone influence your emotions

Sometimes, it is not easy to accept the death of your loved ones. The grief will push you into a state of denial and anger. At that moment you need people that can help you get out of that phase. They will listen to you, try to indulge you in different activities and take care of you. 

However, during this phase, if you are surrounded by people who instead of listening to you give you a false comfort that “it was for the best ” or “you will forget about it after some time”. Believe me, it won’t help you. Moreover, some people keep reminding you that your loved one has gone which will increase your pain 100 times. 

Remember you need to stay away from such people if you want to heal! 

Spend time with supportive people

When you are grieving over your loss, your close friends and family, and your furry friends are the ones who will support you throughout your healing process. Remember they may not offer any advice but can provide a listening ear where you can express your emotions without any hesitation. Spending time with supportive people can help you feel better and comfortable and you will heal soon. 

Do meditation to lessen your grief 

Meditation is one of the best ways to exhale your stress. When you are grieved, sad, and emotionally hurt, meditation will help you a lot to feel better. It won’t affect the way you feel but can help you reduce your negative thoughts and change your perspective about your feelings. 

You will feel calm and more focused. With time things will get better for you and you will be able to get out of the grieving period.

Color therapy

Grief is an emotional feeling that signals from your brain when you have nothing to do. However, if you indulge yourself in color therapy or something creative you will get no time to grieve and it will help you move on to the next phase of your life. 

You may find tons of adult coloring books online that will be your grieving partner and assist you overcome your loss. 

Consult a professional 

When our emotions take us to the point where nothing seems to help, it’s okay to seek professional guidance. A therapist or a psychologist is the only person who will understand the level and intensity of your grief and will treat you accordingly. 

So, never feel ashamed if you need to seek medical assistance to overcome your grief. 

Final Words – Grieving A Loved One Can Affect Your Mental Health – How To Overcome?

Grief is your sentiments towards loss and you can’t get through it overnight. You need to give yourself some time. Remember during this time you need to keep yourself busy and surrounded by people who will help you get out of that phase. 

Don’t burden yourself with people who dictate to you about how you should feel over your loss, rather turn to persons who tend to listen to you without being judgemental. 

If you find no one to share your burden you can always connect with us! We will be happy to help you. Feel free to email us at Couple Space Thrive

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