At some point or another most people are unfortunately faced with having to experience grief. Grieving doesn’t always come in the form of the death of a loved one. Experiencing the loss of anything whether it be a job, a relationship, or anything that was taken away from you without preparation or consent can be devastating.
Grief is something that can take over every area of our lives and force us to be at our most vulnerable state. For those that have never had to deal with grief before it can be confusing. Each person is different and effective methods for dealing with grief can vary from person to person. Consider the following methods as ways to make it through your grief and come out stronger than before.
Many people make the mistake of rejecting the idea of therapy assuming that it in some way insinuates that they are broken or sick. However, therapy is something that serves as a way to help organize your feelings. It is something that can help you consider things in new ways that you hadn’t considered before through the help of a professional.
Therapy can be done one on one or by participating in group therapy. Some people find that they prefer sharing their feelings in a more intimate setting, while others find that sharing in a group makes them feel less isolated and comforted by the fact that people around them are going through the same things.
Take a Break From Work
It is ideal to take at least a few days off of work when you are experiencing a loss. You need time to process and heal. Work is something that requires you to be completely aware and capable of doing your best work so if you go in an emotionally fragile state you risk not only a poor performance but also stunting your healing process.
Taking some time off allows you to grieve and release your feelings without feeling obligated to put on a brave face in a professional environment.
Try to Get Out of the House
Even though you may want to lay in bed all day with the shutters closed you should try to get out of the house a bit. Getting some fresh air and a change of scenery will get you outside of your sadness and start to remind you that there is still hope and beauty in the world.
When you allow yourself to stay in the same place and fixate on your loss you are only amplifying your feelings of loss. Taking small breaks from the grieving is healthy and will take some of the pressure off of your emotions for a period of time.