21 June 2019

Take Your Time Dealing with Grief

Take Your Time Dealing with Grief, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Downtown Historic Savannah, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia, Kirsten Jackson
Grief is different for everyone and can affect you for lots of different reasons. It’s totally normal to grieve when you lose something or someone that is important to you and many people experience grief when they are diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness.


There are no fixed rules for dealing with grief and you may experience grief in different ways throughout your life. The important thing is that you must take your time and allow yourself to feel sad. The worst thing you can do is try to numb the pain or ignore it as this will only prolong the grief.

Allow Yourself to Mourn

Grief is a part of life and is an entirely natural process. If you have ever loved, you will certainly grieve. Grief gives you the time to process what has happened and gradually come to terms with it and let it go. Allowing yourself to grieve is all part of being human, and unfortunately, there aren’t any shortcuts.

An important thing you need to know is that once you have experienced grief, it won’t ever fully go away, just as the love you felt won’t go away either. The grieving process isn’t about ‘getting over it’, it is about learning to live with a new feeling and understanding that life will continue, but it won’t ever quite be the same. Like all experiences in life, grief is another way that your character grows and develops.

Take Your Time Dealing with Grief, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Downtown Historic Savannah, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia, Kirsten Jackson

Ask for Help

Going through grief alone is tough and you should find someone to talk to. Whether you choose to talk to friends, family or you would rather speak to a counselor, expressing your feelings as well as reminiscing about the good times is an important way to process your grief. If you aren’t ready to talk, writing your feelings down in a notebook can be cathartic too.

Even though your emotions are painful, talking can help you come to terms with your feelings, especially if your grief is shared with others. If you are struggling with your grief, talking to a counselor can help as they can offer a more neutral perspective and guide you through the grieving process at your own speed. You should set up an appointment if you are struggling to sleep, eat or you are feeling depressed or anxious.

Take Your Time

There is no right or wrong way to grieve and there is no particular time limit either. However, your grief will slowly get better, even if it reappears at odd moments or seems to ebb and flow. It may be useful to know that there are 5 stages of grief but you may not experience them in this order, you might go back and forth and you could skip some stages altogether.

Grief is a journey we all take at some point in our lives and it’s something that we can all understand and empathize with. However you are feeling now, please know that you will feel better again. Just give it time...
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Until Next Time...
Take Your Time Dealing with Grief, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Downtown Historic Savannah, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia, Kirsten Jackson




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