Coping with Grief: 7 things to Remember when dealing with loss
Grief is one of the hardest things a person has to go through. It is a natural way of showing emotion towards someone you love that is gone all of the sudden. The overwhelming pain can sometime cause people to feel different emotions all at once.
These are some feelings someone may feel during the grieving process:
Everyone grief is different and has their own way of coping with it, it all depends on the situation the person was involved, and if their loved one was a mother, father, sibling, friend or partner. People start feeling better at their own pace and there is no right or wrong answer for a time stamp in finally accepting grief.
Stages of grief:
During the grieving process there are 5 stages of grief in which some usually experiences. These stages are:
Everyone who feels these 5 stages does not have to feel them in that specific order. They could be feeling one or the other.
Apart of the stages of grief, come with symptoms a person could feel during those times. Usually, it comes with the lack of sleep or eating and overall well-being of the persons health. People usually tend to slack unintentionally in their old healthy habits because of how pushed down they are during this rough patch they’re facing
The symptoms that usually align with the grieving process is, nausea, fatigue, aches and pains, insomnia, weight loss or weight gain and more.
7 things to remember when dealing with loss:
Grief is the most time-consuming thing a person has to go through. No one can really stop the way they’re feeling. Our experts share a few tips on how to use daily grieving affirmations.
Here are 7 coping affirmations to use when dealing with loss:
- You can handle it, even when you feel like you can’t
- It wont feel like this forever
- Think in cycles, not lines
- You’re not alone
- Be gentle with yourself
- Grieg can beget meaning
- Your feelings are normal
How to cope
No one is prepared for losing a loved one, as much as you think you’re ready, you’re not. Losing a loved one is the most lifelong challenge a person has to experience. After losing a loved one, comes many changes in behavior, mindset, health status and more. It is natural to have these sudden changes, but it’s also helpful to know how to properly cope with it all.
When a person is trying to cope it is best to seek help from other sources. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a counselor, but it can be someone relatively close to you.
The main goal is to seek people that care about you, express your feelings. It is important to not be isolated during these times, even though it may feel like you need to be alone.
Everyone’s grief hits differently, the lack of control grief brings is the hardest part. It is beneficial to know that during these rough stages there is not a specific time stamp in which the person will automatically feel better. It takes time to cope which is why there are many emotional support systems out there to help.
Know you are not alone, if you have any further questions regarding grief and coping or want to know more about our Grief and Bereavement support, don’t hessite in reaching out at your preferred time.
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