Dealing with the Passing of a Loved One
It’s very hard to cope up with the trauma of losing someone whom you passing of loved one. It may seem impossible, but remember things will always get better even if it is very hard.
How to cope up with the loss of your loved one?
Losing someone you passing of loved one can cause stress. Stress isn’t just something that happens, In extreme conditions, stages of stress are manifested at the physiological, psychological, and behavioural levels. Learning healthy ways to cope up with the loss of your loved one and getting the right care and support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms.
Healthy Ways to Cope with Emotional Stress
Feeling emotional and nervous and inadequate eating or sleep all can be normal reactions to stress caused by losing your loved one. Here are some healthy ways you can deal with stress:
1. Give yourself time
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You may be grief-stricken and feelings like anger, pain, hopelessness, and regret are common when you lose your loved one. Just accept the pain and give yourself time to heal, mentally and physically.
2. Take care of yourselves
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It may be difficult for you to take care of yourselves during the most difficult times. Remember to:
eat healthy, well-balanced meals
taking a good night sleep
3. Write it down
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Writing down things can help you think about what’s positive in your life. It may also relieve your pain, guilt and anger.
4. Spend time with friends and family
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Social support from friends and family can provide you with a sense of self-worth. Science says that talking to your closed ones and spending time with your friends and family can help release oxytocin, a natural stress reliever which also lowers the stress hormones.
5. Avoid drugs and alcohol
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These may seem to help you on a temporary basis, but in the long term, they can create additional problems deteriorating your health even more. So say no to alcohol and drugs.
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Exercise not only helps relieve physical stress but also promotes mental health. Exercise may help lower your stress hormones, improves your quality of sleep and boosts your confidence by making you feel more competent.
7. Join support groups
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A support group can provide an opportunity for you to share your personal experiences and feelings. Many people like you, also take part in and discuss various coping strategies that may fill a gap between medical treatment and the need for emotional support.
8. Do something positive
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If you believe in life after death, try planting a tree, adopt a pet or do charity. You can even volunteer in a good cause which can help counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety.
Helping and working with others helping and working with others develops a meaningful connection with another person. This can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being.
Birth and death are common aspects of human life. Coping up with the loss of your passing of loved one one can make you feel devastated, hopeless, and guilty. But managing it is of utmost critical importance in order to move on in your life.