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Practice Healthy Grieving

When someone dies, everyone goes through many stages of grief. You will feel differently on different days, depending on what’s happened that day and how you’ve been feeling recently.

The questions, “How do I grieve?” or “Can I grieve?” and, most importantly, “Am I grieving enough?” run through your head often. But seeking the help you need is essential to practicing healthy grieving.

Have you lost a loved one recently? Have you suffered the loss of a pet? Have you had the loss of a friendship? We have all experienced some loss in our lives. This can be the death of someone close to us, the end of a meaningful relationship, or even losing your job.

The list goes on and on. All these types of experiences can cause grief. How we overcome this grief will impact how we live the rest of our lives.

Below are five easy tips you can apply to help you with healthy grieving:

  1. Seek support from others who have experienced similar losses. Connecting with others who understand what you are going through can be comforting and help reduce isolation. You may want to join a support group or find someone who will listen without judging or offering solutions.
  2. Allow yourself the time you need to heal so you can move forward with a sense of peace and acceptance rather than carrying unresolved pain with you into the future.
  3. Permit yourself to feel whatever emotions come up for you when someone close dies — sadness, anger, guilt, and anxiety are all natural parts of grieving and should not be suppressed or avoided at all costs. Some people find writing in a journal helps them get their feelings out on paper so they don’t bottle them up inside where they might

All these will help alleviate some of the stress and pain associated with the grieving process, ultimately aiding in an overall sense of well-being.

For most people, grieving is usually a necessary stage of the healing process since learning to live without a loved one is not something that can happen overnight. However, people must grieve healthily to avoid their grief from becoming a depression or other mental health issues after losing a loved one. A therapist, counselor, or social worker can assist when dealing with a loss and its aftermath.

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