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COPING WITH MEMORIES OF GRIEF AND LOSS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Published: December 19, 2018

Most people look forward to holiday celebrations such as parties, festive decorations, music, and beautifully wrapped gifts. But if you have lost a loved one, the same can be a reminder of a loss accompanied by grief and pain.

What you forget is that memories of good times and togetherness are also a part of the holidays and can help you cope with your emotions.


Create A New Tradition

Traditions are central to celebrating holidays. But you realize that some lose significance when the loved one is no more. Traditions create bonding over generations, but are not static. They evolve, so add a new tradition that reminds you of the deceased, it enhances your joy of participation and you get some control over your emotions. It could be any activity that establishes a link to your loved one.


A Bouquet Of Flowers

The beauty of flowers is unmatched and is a traditional symbol of love. Place a bouquet of flowers on your holiday table as also at the gravesite in memory of your loved one. You can choose the colors and fragrance that brings back joyful memories of times spent together. Its healing impact will last longer helping you to cope with your grief.


Donate Liberally

When you donate for a cause you derive comfort from doing for others. If the departed championed a cause, support it or other causes to improve life of others. It could be helping a needy family, giving gifts to old home inmates, gifts to homeless children, support to sports and many more.

Memories have a long life. It is important to treasure them and draw support from them rather than get drowned by them. Activities that revive your positive memories have a greater potential to help cope during holidays.

Do you have any tips for coping with feelings of grief during the holiday season? Tell us in the comments below.

If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.

 
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