6 Steps To Dealing With Loss


Losing a loved one is a bitter experience. It can make life seem unfair. You may even ask, “Why does this have to happen to me?” Sad, but bad things happen to virtually everyone.

Undoubtedly, one of the worst things you can ever experience is the soul-crushing feeling of losing a loved one. Regardless of how close you’re to them or how long it’s been, healing and moving on from a loss is never an easy task to accomplish.

Some people, for instance, may go into depression while mourning the loss of their loved one.

However, losing a loved one doesn’t have to mean losing yourself. There are small yet effective steps you can take to help you heal and recover from your loss. And 6 of them is what you’ll be learning from this article.

1.      Accept That They’re Gone

While it’s normal to have difficulty admitting the fact that your loved one has left you and isn’t ever coming back, you will be doing yourself more harm than good. This only means you’re in a denial and until you accept the reality, you may never be able to heal from this great loss you’re experiencing.

So, the first step is to accept that they’re no more and will never return.

2.      It’s Okay To Mourn Over Them

Don’t rush the healing process by trying to deny your pains. Rather, allow yourself to grieve. After all, the only reason it hurts so bad is that they meant a great deal to you.

If you block that pain you feel and try to bury it, you’re only postponing the evil days as those feelings will one day surface and hit you real hard you’d wish you had allowed yourself to actually heal when you could have.

In order to avoid this, you must give yourself time to mourn and miss them. So feel free to cry, overeat, and stay in bed for days. Just be sure you don’t overdo it.

3.      Decide To Heal

Now that you’ve spent the last 30 days in bed crying or looking at their pictures or whatever intimate memories you had or shared with them, it’s time to quit mopping around by deciding to move on.

Healing is a decision you must make otherwise you will never do. To heal and move on, you’ve got to program your subconscious mind that you actually want to, that’s only when it can begin to happen.

4.      Don’t Try Too Hard Forget Them

One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to healing or moving on over the loss of a loved one is the act of trying to forget them completely. It’s not your fault though, the pain sometimes can be so much that it feels you can’t bear it and the only option seems you may think you have is to never remember them.

But does it ever work? Absolutely not. For some people, they may be able to convince themselves that they’ve erased their loved ones’ memories but that’s simply not true, and hardly ever possible.

These people end up having a mental breakdown when it all eventually comes rushing back, because believe it or not, it always does. So stop trying hard to forget them. They were important to you, and that doesn’t have to stop now just because they’re gone, does it?

5.      Accept That It Takes Time

Like physical wounds, healing from a loss doesn’t happen overnight. You need to give it time before you move on and perhaps, becoming the person you used to be when they were around – or even better.

So keep in mind as you embark on your healing process that regardless of how terrible you may feel right now if you give yourself time, you’ll find out that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

6.      Get Involved And Get Busy

Now, this isn’t the same as trying to use other activities to bury your feelings, because as mentioned above, that technique hardly works. The point here is for you to get out of your sad mood by doing things that you love. That way, you don’t end up becoming depressed or suicidal.

Getting busy is a great way to relieve your mind from the sad incident even if it’s for a few minutes. Gradually, minutes become hours, hours become days, and eventually, weeks pass by without you feeling down by the mere thoughts of them.

Finally, whatever you’re experiencing at the moment may be tough but have in mind that you’ll definitely come out of it. How fast you do, however, depends on what actions you take. Have you accepted the loss? Have you decided to move on and heal? Do you know that healing from a loss takes time? Remember, you don’t have to lose yourself because you lost a loved one.




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1 comments On 6 Steps To Dealing With Loss

  • Also, don’t blame yourself for the loss when there’s really no reasons to. You don’t want to be nursing avoidable guilt.

    And how striking it is that this experience is one of those inevitable and unpredictable moments in life. Hence, as much as we dread talking about it, we still have to. A thoughtful and brave one, Enny.

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