Most of us miss someone during the holidays. Some years it hits us harder than others. We always think about them and we wish they were here with us. The holidays are just not the same without them For me, it is my mom. I know she was far from perfect but I miss her on the holidays.
Here are a few healthy ways to survive grief on the holidays:
- Let yourself say “no.” It is important to take care of yourself so it is okay not to go to a holiday event or party if you’re just not feeling it.
- It’s okay to leave early. If you are at a social event and your feeling low and just want to leave. It is okay to leave. Sometimes you just need you time.
- It’s okay to have an exit strategy before going to and event. You might even let the host know. Due to certain circumstances you might have to leave early.
- Surround yourself with supportive caring people. It is important to have people in your life and around you who understand what you are going thru. Not people who are going to give you a hard time for feeling the feelings you are feeling.
- Know it is okay to be sad and it is okay to be happy too. Don’t ever feel guilty or bad for having your feelings.
Grieve your way so you can heal the way you need to heal.
“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis