Healthy Ways to Mourn Your Loss

By Top Funeral Home - 9/19/2019

Top Funeral HomeLosing someone you love is never easy. There are many different ways one can go about mourning, and each person will have their unique way to do it. However, it's important that the way you mourn is not harmful to yourself or to your health. Mourning is an important part of the grieving process, as long as it is done in a healthy way.

Accept Your Feelings
A lot of people who are dealing with loss will try to ignore their feelings. They want to push away all feelings they're having because they don't want to deal with them. These individuals usually think that if they ignore their feelings, that they will just go away - but this isn't true. If you ignore your feelings of grief, they will not go away but only get pushed away until later. If you don't allow yourself to mourn after your loss, your mourning process will likely be longer and more painful. Once you accept your feelings, you will be able to move forward with your mourning process and start to feel better sooner.

Talk to Someone
While you might want to seclude yourself from everyone and sit alone in your apartment or home, this is the worst thing you can do. While this might feel good for the first week after you loss, anything past that will only make you feel worse. It's important to talk to your friends, family, and anyone you trust about your feelings and what's going on in your head. Talking your feelings out can be very beneficial and will make you feel better.

Maintain Your Hobbies
It can be extremely tempting to stop going out with your friends like you normally do. This might be the right choice for you for a little while, but it's important to get back into your hobbies after a few weeks. Maintaining your normal schedule and activities will help keep you sane and allow you to focus on things outside if your loss. If you start to remove yourself from your normal activities, then you might start to feel worse. We suggest that you maintain your normal schedule and keep active. If you sit around feeling sad all day every day, then you'll stay sad for a lot longer.

Stay Physically Healthy
While you're mourning your loss, it's normal for you to want to stop your normal physical activity. It's important that you keep your physical health in mind and that you don't just sit around all day without getting out of your house. It's good to have physical activity to help get you through your loss and also continue healthy eating habits. While the occasional sweet splurge won't hurt you, constant splurging can ultimately make you feel a lot worse. Some people will work out too much trying to cope with their loss, so it's important to keep a healthy balance.

Michael Epstein, Funeral Director of Hodroff-Epstein Funeral Home, knows that he is not a trained professional when it comes to assisting people with unresolved grief. However, after working in the business for over 20 years, he has built a vast array of resources, which are available for individuals who are seeking help or a healthy way to mourn. "We try to look out for people who seem to be struggling with grief and connect them with a group, clergy, or therapist who will guide them through this difficult process," says Michael.

While losing a loved one can tear you apart, at Top Funeral Home our goal is to help make this loss a bit easier to manage. By providing you with the top rated funeral homes in your city, and eliminating a lot of research for you, Top Funeral Home hopes to make the entire funeral process easier for you.