3 Tips to finding peace in the midst of grief
The state of grief confronts even the most emotionally sturdy people, so feeling like you’re not able to handle what you’re facing is a challenge that we all face from time to time.
As hard as it may be to accept, though, any affliction, hurt or pain you are experiencing helps to shape the person you are. Making your way to the end of the tunnel says a lot about your ability to overcome the worst and return to a happy, peaceful state of being.
If you’re finding it difficult to get through your grief on your own, try the following strategies to make the journey less difficult.
Course of Action for Overcoming Grief
As difficult as it may sound to you right now, you’ll need to take your very best shot at accepting that something has happened to cause you grief. Bear in mind that acceptance doesn’t have to mean being nonchalant about the pain and hurt, because those are very real. Instead, tell yourself that it has already happened and is in the past.
- You haven’t been given the power to change things that have already occurred, but you can certainly change how you deal with the challenge going forward!
- Dig deep within your soul to find the strength to move on.
- Seek the help of someone disconnected from your circumstance and be open to their approach and point of view.
It’s important to spend time doing things that bring relaxation and eliminate stress so you’re able to cope well as the days go by.
- Spend some time in meditation so you can have a relaxed heart and mind.
- Physical activity encourages your body to release endorphins that lift your mood and help you feel better.
- Forgive yourself for whatever responsibility you’ve assumed for the outcome of the situation. Try to accept that life’s happenings are under the guidance of a Greater Being outside of yourself.
- Turn your pain into purpose and volunteer your time and energy to helping others or causes you support.
During this time of grief, spend some time reflecting on all the blessings that have crossed your path. If you commit to putting aside your feelings for a moment, you’ll realize how much you truly must be thankful for. Sometimes the blessings far outweigh the tragedies without you even knowing.
- Make a list of all the positives that you’ve witnessed in your life and in the lives of your loved ones.
- Meditate on those blessings until they become engrained in your conscious thought.
- Try to identify the lesson in the midst of what you’re experiencing and be thankful for it.
Using these tips to finding peace during grief will be difficult at the beginning, and there are really no rules for how long you should take to heal. However, remember that there’s a season for everything and this too shall pass.
I know from personal experience living with grief that using all these tips and more helped me heal. Honoring and memorializing my loved ones while allowing time to pass helped heal my heart.
Remember, you are not alone in your grief, and you will come through this storm on the other side stronger than before. Your feelings of hurt and pain have no plans to last forever. As you practice these strategies and begin to heal, you’ll be able to release your grief so you can find true peace.
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