Losing the love of your life is a devastating and life-changing event. At times, the grief may feel so overwhelming that you want to sleep more and eat less. For some, the grief may be so severe that they may wonder how they’ll ever pick up and move forward without their beloved. The passage of time helps, but you don’t have to just wait it out. There are other ways to begin processing, healing, and recovering from the loss of your loved one.
Accept Your Feelings
When someone very close to you passes away, you may feel a wide range of emotions. Sadness, anger, frustration, numbness, and hopelessness are common feelings. If your loved one passed away after an extended illness, you may even experience relief that his or her suffering has ended.
Regardless of how you feel at a particular moment, let the feeling exist without judgement. By accepting your emotions as they ebb and flow, you’re allowing yourself to do the difficult job of working out a sense of peace that will enable you to move forward. If you need to air your emotions with a supportive person, talk to a close friend, therapist, or online psychic.
Get in a Routine of Meeting Your Physical Needs
Because you may not feel like doing your usual activities, you may benefit from having a set schedule of waking, eating, exercising, meditation, and going to bed. By setting a regular routine, you’re meeting your basic needs and starting to see how life may look without your loved one’s physical presence. When you’re taking care of yourself, you’ll be in a better frame of mind to deal with your emotions in a calm, centered way.
Find a New Activity or Revisit an Old One
While you’re accepting your emotions and taking care of yourself, begin to look for new activities. The goal is to find experiences that will offer you the chance to smile and maybe even laugh. Either choose a new activity or pick up one you’ve previously enjoyed but haven’t done in a while. Taking classes is a good way to meet new people and learn or refine a skill. Painting, aerobics, yoga, and martial arts are excellent outlets for your emotions that also help you connect with other people. If none of these sound appealing, talk to a live psychic to get some ideas for other activities that may be right for you.
Engage in Meditation
Taking time to concentrate on the kind of life you want to lead in the months and years ahead is a healthy way to begin to move past your grief. Visualize the kind of career and relationships you want to have. Even if you focus on the big picture during meditation, you can take those ideas and form short-term goals around them. For example, if you want to get fit, embark on a healthy eating plan for the next month.
With small steps and plenty of self-love, you can process your loss and move through grief to embrace your life.