Activities That May Help You Overcome the Death of a Loved One

Coping with the Loss of a Loved OneNot everyone deals with death in a public and expressive manner. Some ways are subtle and more introverted. If you’re having a hard time coping with the loss of a loved one, try the following ideas.

Aimless Walking – Many people are so fuelled with a need for a purpose that it often makes them feel like failures when they haven't accomplished their to-do lists. Before going to the funeral service, Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemeteries suggests going for a walk. The art of aimless walking allows you to just have a personal "me" time without having to carry any burden of responsibility. You get to talk to deal with your emotions on your own for as long as you want. And it gives you a bit of a workout too.

Travel – The idea of being kept in a house for long periods of time can be soul crushing for people going through different stages of grief. When walking around the city can no longer suffice; a journey out into a new place for a few days or alone or with a few loved ones can be spiritually and emotionally restorative. With so many travel websites and tourist attractions across the countries, you won’t lack for choices.

Write It Down – If you are in the habit of writing down your thoughts and deepest emotions, this may be a good time to reflect on them through a journal or diary. Grief is a complex feeling that can bring people to a sudden silence. The biggest difference between writing a memoir and posting your ideas online is that online opinions are filtered and directed to an audience that can like and dislike them. A personal diary is written with your own self as the audience, where no one can judge you and critique your experiences.

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When time with friends doesn’t seem enough, there are still other ways of dealing with death. You are not expected to be completely capable of functioning but you are responsible for your own actions. Let it out at your own pace and take it one day at a time.