This year has been a difficult one, there is no denying that it’s challenging learning How to Cope With Grief and Loss.
You may be experiencing grief and loss because of many different factors.
If you are, that means the whole family probably is, and everyone handles things differently.
But it is important to focus on one thing at a time, and help yourself as best as you can.
If you aren’t at your best, it will be hard to help those around you.
So, try and take some time to focus on you.
It won’t be easy, but it is necessary for your growth, health, and well-being.
Here are five ways to focus on you and your healing.
Be kind to yourself
It is so important to be kind to yourself during difficult times.
An easy way to be kind to yourself is to refresh your skin and allow it to get the proper hydration that it needs during this time.
A face mask is a simple way to start to feel like yourself again.
Botnia’s Soothing Repair Mask is an effective, clean, safe choice for a face mask.
It is a gentle mask that uses hyaluronic acid and saccharides to hydrate and nourish your dehydrated skin.
It also uses rose extract and geranium hydrosol to nurture your already healthy skin as it fights off bacteria and inflammation.
And of course, it has arnica and goldenseal to soothe and heal.
Making this a do-it-all mask.
Get flowers to brighten your space
FTD has the most beautiful funeral flower arrangements.
Once that difficult funeral day is over, you will have these flowers in your home to remind you of the beauty that remains in the world because of the person you lost.
It will also bring some color to your rather (at the present moment) dull world.
If you happen to get a plant from FTD, that will also help to give you something to focus on.
Watering it will help you slowly get back into a routine.
And routine will bring small pieces of yourself back slowly but surely.
Ask for help
We know you have heard this one before, but, please, please don’t be afraid to ask for help.
You know those people who have said, “let me know if there is anything I can do”?
Take them up on their offer and tell them how they can help you.
If they have offered to run errands for you, let them.
If they want to bring dinner over for you, let them.
Even if you are feeling stronger and stronger, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you are having an unusually hard day.
That is what our friends and loved ones are here for.
To see us through life’s hard times.
But if you don’t let them know you need them, they won’t know how to help.
Take care of yourself
Don’t forget that taking care of yourself goes beyond just getting a good night’s sleep.
It also means there is the need for good hygiene, the need to make sure you have a proper diet, and you are nourishing your body.
It is hard to want to cook during this time but if you want to start taking care of things on your own, we recommend getting a meal service that way you have to worry about one less thing.
Freshly has meals that are already made, all you have to do is warm them up and eat them.
Once you are starting to feel better, or at least when you want to cook again, you can cancel easily and at any time.
You aren’t locked into a plan you can’t afford or don’t want to partake in anymore.
Give yourself time
You aren’t going to heal overnight, so don’t expect yourself to.
Grieving is an extremely long and hard process, and it is normally one we don’t want to be in, so be patient with yourself.
Don’t try to force it. If you can allow yourself the grace to grow, learn, and heal, you will be much better off and will start to feel better.
Slow and steady wins the race on this one.
Everyone has their own healing process, so like mentioned before, please be patient with yourself.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help and give yourself the space to heal.