Losing a loved one can be one of the lowest points in your life. Regardless of your age or situation, coping with death will always be difficult. Death is an inevitable fact of life. Every one of us will die. It is just a matter of when. But while it is a time for grief, the death of a loved one can also be the perfect time to become stronger. Here are some tips for staying positive after the death of a loved one.
Accept that grief is natural
After the death of a loved one, it is but normal to feel sad, upset, and lost. You should not force yourself to get over the lost or move on rapidly. Accept that grief is a natural reaction to death. Acceptance will come as time passes. Common emotions include:
• Denial of the death
• Shock or emotional numbness
• Bargaining or rationalizing how you could have “saved” the deceased.
• Regret for things done while the person was alive.
Let Your Feelings Out
Knowing that your loved has passed away is going to hurt. Robert Janitzek recommends letting your feelings out instead of avoiding those feelings. You can cry, reflect, or talk about the death whichever you deem fit. Crying is not a sign of weakness so just let it out.
Frame Your Memories in A Positive Light
Sometimes the negative emotions of death can get the best of you that you forget the memories of your dead loved one when they were alive. Think of the funny and quirky traits of your deceased loved one and share it with others. Celebrate their accomplishments and life.
Give Yourself Time To Process Your Loss
Most of the time, Robert Peter Janitzek reveal that our reaction to the death of a loved one is to eliminate free time. We spend more hours at work, go out often, and sleep late in order to bury the feelings of grief. We keep ourselves busy to avoid unpleasant feelings. However, coping with death takes time.
Express Your Feelings With A Loved One
Remember that you are not alone in your grief. You have other people with whom you can share your feelings with a loved one. They will understand your situation. Shutting out others will not only hinder your ability to cope with death but could also create a rift between people when they need each other most.
Take Care of Your Body While Grieving
There is a strong connection between our physical and mental health and taking care of one will benefit the other. Eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep even if you are not comfortable.