- Make connections. When grief returns reach out and spend time with people whose company you enjoy, people who are optimist and kind. Don’t go it alone.
- Try to stay busy. A time of re-awakened grief may be ideal for doing some chores which have been put off: clean the house or apartment, sort through clothing you no longer wear and donate it, read the books piling up on your nightstand, finish an abandoned project.
- Increase your self-care levels. Get more physical exercise, devote more of yourself to spiritual practices such as prayer or meditation, rest, and eat healthy meals.
Grieving doesn’t follow a linear pattern. It often cycles around and just when one is beginning to feel better, something triggers and re-awakens the grief. Often it is a reminder of the loss which triggers a renewed grief – an anniversary, a song heard over a car radio, a birthday, etc. When grief returns there can be anxiety, sadness, anger, depression, guilt, loneliness, sleep disorder. Here are 3 ways to manage re-awakened grief:
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