HOW TO COPE WITH GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAY

To grief means to pass through an intense sorrow, particularly an emotional response to the loss of someone or something. There are healthy ways to grief the loss of either health, a loved one or something especially during the holidays, when people are having fun or visiting others.

I once lost a loved one that was and still very dares to me too cold hands of death in the early Christmas a few years ago. The whole house became so cold, even outsiders could easily detect the fell the emptiness at home. The loss of a friend or dealing with the particular ailment can be really painful, said and even dreaded especially when you see and hear the sound of happiness filled during the holidays especially during the Christmas holidays and thanksgiving. Grief has always shown to magnify stress, increase one’s BP or whatever ailment you are passing through and it can as well lead to death.

There are few measures one can take to slow differ away from grief:

  • Be good to yourself: It is very necessary to get nice bed rest and try to handle things little at a time to avoid overloading yourself. If you need to be left alone at some point, then do justice to that and if you seek the company of friends and loved ones then also do that because at the time of grief you should be able to do whatever feels right in order to be at peace.
  • Be ready to seek and not reject the help of others: This holiday period is not supposed to be a time to grieve and probably in addition to it you having a sense of independence. No, it is not advisable because you will need the help of other family members and friends to get through that feeling of grief, you will need aid to tidy the house, prepare the meal, being quite a time like this won’t solve the problem. Loved ones might start getting scared of approaching you, having this sense of being uncomfortable around you and afraid of raising the issue that will remind you of your mind because generally speaking whatever that brings back the memory of a dead one leads to isolation and discouragement of those that are willing to help.
  • Learn to be better, not bitter: In conditions like this one have to learn to be better, not bitter. You have to learn to do things differently, try out new strategies to improve yourself, meet new people, laugh often and most of the stick closer to God, He is the only healer to your pain. When the grief seems to be there even after trying out all these things, then I suggest you meet a professional at such issues most especially a psychologist for help.