While every individual deals with grief in their own different ways, it is important to make sure that we do it in a healthy way and do not develop any negative ideologies or problems. For healthy coping, we should try to do the following
Do not put blame on others and/or yourself
We often hear us say words like “I should have done something”, “I should have been there”, “you could have saved her”. Although, this blaming is part of the denial stage and the grief process but makes it harder to come out of it and deal with it
Confront your emotions
Along with grief and remorse, we also suffer from a cocktail of different emotions like anxiety, frustration, anger, and bitterness. While dealing with the grief, we need to focus on all these emotions.
Form positive affirmations
When you are dealing with grief, you should your feelings and remorse andnot on what others are saying about what you should or should not do.
Embrace the change
While we are busy dealing with the loss that we have just encountered, we sometimes take a moment to realize what changes this loss has actually instigated on us. All these changes are harder to accept but in order to deal with our grief we need to embrace them.
Maintain physical health and strength
The loss of a loved one, separation or a permanent loss of a job is a very shocking experience. The shock can cause change is sleeping patterns, appetite, nausea, headaches, weight loss, etc. It is important to keep up your physical strength while coping with loss.
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