Managing Grief During The Festive Season

By: Myles O'Riordan
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Grief has a way of permeating through all aspects of life. Things like family get-togethers can be a painful reminder of what you have lost. At Wagg Funeral Home, we think it is important to take a few steps before the festival season. Proper planning can help you avoid intense grief and ensure you don't offend anyone. Here are some useful tips that can help:

1. Give Yourself Some Space

There's no need to attend parties or dinners if you're not mentally prepared for them. Socialization can be taxing when you're grieving, especially if you have lost a close family member. Give yourself some space instead of socializing during this holiday season. Your loved ones will understand the situation and offer support wherever possible. It is also a good idea to take a long trip away from a familiar environment.

2. Talk to Friends

Friends are a great support system if you have lost a close family member. You don't need to worry about anyone else's grief and can focus on personal anguish. Speak with your friends and ask for their company during the holiday season. A good friend will be perfectly willing to spend some time with you during this difficult time.

3. Engage in Different Activities

Keep yourself busy during the holiday season with interesting activities. You can go see a movie, attend a concert, or even participate in a few games. Some people volunteer for charity organizations and help out when they are short-staffed. If you don't feel like volunteering directly, make some meals for the homeless and distribute them during the holidays. That can be a great activity for all family members.

 

If you want to know about our funeral or memorial services, don't hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we'll be happy to help.

 

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