It’s hard to say how anyone will react, respond, and “deal” with a loved one’s death. Each one of us processes death and grief differently, and we all experience a different healing path. What helps heal one person may not work for another. Some people process grief internally while others are more vocal and open about their pain. The healing process may be trial and error, but it is important to grieve in a way that brings you comfort and leads you to feeling healed – you may forever miss the person, but you want to help yourself get to a place where you feel good.
For this article, we wanted to share some tips and things to do that may help you in your healing process through the death of a loved one:
Seek Out Help – Although friends and family can be our best support systems, they aren’t the only ones who can help use feel less overwhelmed, loved, and heard. There are many support groups for those who have lost a loved one. These groups are a great opportunity for you to connect with others who are going through a similar experience as you. You can also choose to speak to a licensed therapist or social worker who can help you work through your emotions and be the ear you need. A therapist or social worker can be comforting and helpful in ways you didn’t imagine, especially if your sadness isn’t going away, you feel fixated on the loss, you feel hopeless or suicidal, you pull away from friends, or nothing seems to be helping you cope or heal. Overall, it’s important to not isolate yourself, which may make things feel worse for you.
Take Care of Yourself – This seems obvious, but it can be easy to neglect ourselves when our mind is preoccupied with sadness. Make sure you’re eating healthy meals and enough food. Make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep. Go to the salon to be pampered. Go for a walk. Meet friends for dinner or a movie. Continue your favorite activities and hobbies. Cry when you need to. Write in a journal. Exercise throughout the week. Talk to others.
Grieving takes time, and everyone grieves different. Be patient with yourself through the grieving process and know that it is OK to heal at your own pace. However, if you feel you need help, don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed to join a group or speak to a professional about your healing.
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As a funeral home in Jacksonville, our team at Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory knows every family has different needs, and we have the expertise and skills to meet your needs when planning a funeral. We want to help you honor your loved one’s final wishes.
Whether you’re looking for a burial or cremation or other services, we will work with you from start to finish throughout this process in your time of need. We know this is a difficult time, and we want to make this process as easy and seamless for you as possible. Planning a funeral and/or cremation and burial can be overwhelming, especially since you’re still processing the loss, and our experts at Evergreen Cemetery know how to help you through this process.
If you have any questions about funerals, cremations or burials, please reach out to us. We want to help you during this difficult time.
If you’re looking for a funeral home in Jacksonville, Florida, Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory can help you with the process every step of the way. Call us at 904-353-3649 for more information, or visit our funeral home Jacksonville, FL contact page.