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Let's Work Through OUr Grief
First, Let's Get A Better Understand of What Grief Is.
Grief is described as a deep sorrow that comes after the death of a loved one. However, this same level of grief can appear when a family member or friend moves away, you switch schools, or you lose a family pet. Grief is real and it can really cause a lot of heartaches, but there is help.
There Are 5 Stages Of Grief
Stage 1: SHOCK
Did this REALLY just happen?
Stage 2: DENIAL
Absolutely not! There's no way this could have happened. They'll be back.
Stage 3: ANGER
Noooo! How could they leave me like this? Why did this have to happen to me?
Stage 4: DEPRESSION
I don't feel like doing anything. Leave me alone.
Stage 5: ACCEPTANCE
Although I'll miss them, I sure did enjoy the time we had together.
When You're Feeling Overwhelmed, Remember These Activities
Believe it or not, counting can truly calm you down and get you back to a peaceful place.
Countdown from 5 to 1 and identify:
5 things you can feel
4 things you can see
3 things you can hear
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste
Writing is also a great way to calm yourself down. It truly worked for me. When you're feeling down, grab a notebook and write out your feelings. This is private to you-so say everything you want to say.
Create a memory box. Gather up items that remind you of your loved one- this could be a shirt, a picture, their favorite book- or whatever causes you to think of them. Place these times in a safe box and decorate it with positive words and drawings.