All throughout your grief journey, you will experience grief bursts, those moments of sadness, that can take you down for an entire day, weekend, or even a month. You can’t get rid of them but you can learn how to manage them. Here are 3 Simple Tips:
Tip 1 – Honor the experience: When your mood suddenly changes whether it was triggered or not, acknowledge to yourself that you are having an emotional moment. Give yourself permission to experience it knowing you will be okay at the end. Your loved one means a lot to you so go ahead and honor their memory at this moment.
Tip 2 – Feel the emotion: Whatever you are feeling right now go ahead and let it consume you. Don’t try to ignore it or hide your feeling. If you want to cry go ahead and cry. If you want to scream, scream. If you want to laugh go ahead and laugh. Allowing yourself this time to feel whatever emotion you are experiencing keeps you from suppressing the emotion.
Tip 3 – Say goodbye to the moment: Once you have honored the moment, felt the pain now say goodbye to the emotion. Because you have allowed yourself to feel, the emotion has no control over you. If the moment will not leave, try having a conversation with your inner self and tell her “I have acknowledged your pain, I have given you time to experience it, now you must let go because my well-being depends on it.”