Sipping the Feels: Finding Happiness While Buried in Grief
Finding happiness after the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult challenges that one can face in life. In terms of events that can negatively impact one’s life, there are few that can surpass the pain of losing a loved one. If you’re finding it difficult to get over your feelings of loss this is, of course, normal. There are many ways to process your loss from online guided meditation to psychiatric help.
While it will take time to recover from the loss of a loved one, that doesn’t mean that you must simply sit in the corner of your home alone and suffer. This is not the time to show the world, your relatives, friends and the world at large how “tough” you are. Instead, you need to be around other people and seek out resources that can help you cope and process the tremendous loss that you’ve experienced. Remember, no sensible person expects you to simply go about life normally after losing a loved one.
Dealing with the mental and emotional blow of losing a loved one is at the top of the list of steps that you need to take in order to heal. Talking to other people about how you feel and seeking out knowledgeable advice is an absolute must. There are plenty of people out there who do, in fact, understand aspects of what you are dealing with where your loss is concerned. After all, most people have experienced the loss of a loved one and consequently know how deep this pain can be. If you think that you’re alone, think again. When you reach out you’ll discover that people do understand your pain and will help. If need be, you can also consider getting psychiatric help.
Help can come from people in many forms. Simply watching inspirational videos online or reading short inspirational stories can be an easy way to help you begin to heal and process your loss. Anything that can boost your mood (even just a little bit) is essential.
Meditation has been proven to have many benefits as it can calm the mind and help you reduce the high stress hormone levels that accompany a traumatic event. There are many different ways you can find help online and luckily there are excellent online guided meditation options as well. If you have never tried meditating, now is the optimal time to start.
Talking to others about how you feel is a great step in the right direction; however, working to find moments away from your pain is also essential. This is where using the best online guided meditation you can find can come into play and serve you tremendously. If you only remember one thing from this article, it should be this; if you’ve lost a loved one, talk to others about it. Don’t be brave. If you don’t discuss your pain, you may never heal and your loved one would not want that.
Originally published by The Mindful Word, 09.22.2012 under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.