The death of a loved one can change various aspects of your life. It changes the way you think, the things you feel and the way you look at life. When the holidays come around, it can become all the more difficult for you to deal with the loss of your loved one.
Even if a significant amount of time has passed, the memories still stay fresh in your mind. You think of the traditions that you have built together and shared during the holidays. There are some ways in which you can create new traditions and start the New Year on a fresh note. It will help you keep the memory of your loved one alive.
Do some community service or charitable work. When you see the joy that you bring to someone else, it also helps you look forward in a positive way to the New Year.
You can cook special meals and invite your family and close friends over during the holidays. Make something that your loved one particularly liked. It is a way to honor their memory.
Visit older relatives that may be staying at an assisted living facility and spend some quality time with them. The satisfaction that you give them can also become an excellent way to start your New Year.
You can invite all your family members for a reunion, spend time together and talk about your loved one and what they mean to you.
There are no fixed ways in which you need to create new traditions, and you don't have to let go of the old ones while you do so. Consider what is important to you and what gives you some peace and solace. Create traditions that are meaningful for you and the rest of your family members.
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