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Tips For Dealing With Grief In 2020

January 16, 2020
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The loss of a loved one can be one of the most upsetting times in your life, grief can almost become a huge part of your everyday routine and it can seem impossible to shake off. But this is not the case, grief is unlike anything you have previously dealt within your life, it takes time and support to overcome. Luckily, we have put together some great ways to help you overcome this time in your life. Believe me, no matter how dark times may seem there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, I can tell you from experience that grief can be beaten and once you have won the battle you will be stronger than ever. 

 

Surround Yourself With Those Who Mean the Most To You 

 

The first step for overcoming grief is surrounding yourself with friends and family, this is a  time in your life which can be very upsetting but the last thing you want to do is feel alone during this difficult time. Not all your friends and family will be feeling the same way as you do as everyone deals with their emotions in their own ways but simply being around those who mean most to you is key for feeling happier. Maybe this means you move back in with family members or you just take some time off work to focus on spending time with your loved ones, whatever the case we believe this step is a huge part of overcoming grief. 

 

Get Back Into An Old Hobby Of Yours 

 

Hobbies should be a huge part of your everyday life, whether you’re dealing with grief or not. It can be easy to get caught up with the everyday hassle of life and almost forget about these hobbies which previously meant so much to us. If you have given up a hobby which you once loved it may be time to pick it back up again. Maybe you’re a puzzle solver or you just love art, whatever it is make sure that you don’t let grief take this part of your life away from you. This saying has never been so true “Grief is in two parts. The first is a loss. The second is the remaking of life.” Let’s work together to build your life back to what it was, but first, let’s start with the things that you love. 

 

Take Up A Sport Of Your Choice 

 

Have you recently stopped going out on long walks? or you just haven’t gone to the gym since your loss. Well, if this is the case its key that you get back into your chosen sport. It’s a proven fact that sport encourages the release of endorphins and other chemicals to fight stress in your brain, therefore, making you feel more happy and free of stress. This is why it’s so important that you get up from your seat and get doing the things you love again. Grief can cause a lack of drive and motivation but by getting back into the sport and fighting this lack of energy you will be overcoming one of the largest hurdles that Greif puts in front of you. 

 

Get Out There, Talk To Others 

 

A huge part of dealing with grief is getting back out there and becoming a part of your local community. Getting out more and meeting new people is a great way to help overcome grief. Talking to new and interesting people will help you to come out of your shell and start to show your true personality again. There are huge amounts of clubs which can found within your local area, you might want to consider joining a book club or a poetry club, no matter what you make your mind up on getting back out there and talking to others will be hugely important for overcoming this tough time in your life.

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