Coping With Memories Of Loss And Grief At Christmas

By: Myles O'Riordan
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

When it’s Christmas time, the world around seems to be extra cheerful. But if you have lost a loved one recently, the memories of loss and grief blind you to all the festivities and cause a lot of pain.

While you may not be interested in festivities, it is important for you to gain control over your emotions lest they hurl you into an abyss of depression. What you then need are the solutions to cope with memories of grief and loss.

Memorial Gifts

Gifting is a beautiful way of bringing back the memories of the loved one. It is also part of a Christmas tradition. Personally pack things the loved one would have given to family members and friends and gift them to people. This will help you relive the memories and the grief will lessen.

Friends Are Forever

Engaging with friends in activities like swimming, gaming, and hiking will help you get over depressive thoughts and enliven your mood. Fresh air and the outdoors will open the windows of your mind allowing grief and painful memories to escape. This can encourage you to be a part of Christmas festivities.

Donating And Doing Good Can Help You Heal

When you think of donating in the memory of the departed you become engrossed in finding out what kind act will please them the most. You may donate a holiday meal to a needy family, give presents to the homeless or spend time with orphans. Whatever you do will fill your mind with satisfaction giving your grief some outlet.

When you remember your loved one during holidays in different ways, you accept the loss and start a healing process which helps you recover from your grief. If you want to know more about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

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