Facing Grief In A Healthy Manner

Posted on January 6, 2020 by Karen Reardon under Funeral Home
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There’s no way around grief when you visit funeral homes in Lancaster, NC for services after a loved one passed away. But when you have to face that grief, it’s best to do so in the healthiest manner possible. There’s no timeline on grief, but there are healthy ways to go up against it so you can get through it in the easiest possible manner. Here are a few healthy ways to face your grief.

Talk To Others

There are plenty of emotions surrounding any death and you shouldn’t’ hold yours in. Don’t bottle things up or you will blow up at some point or feel unable to carry the weight and pressure inside you. Talking to family members or friends about what you are feeling is healthy for you. You might want to yell and cry to vent your anger over the death or just sob and reminisce. Whatever you do, don’t keep things inside.

Eat Healthfully

They say you are what you eat and while that’s not completely true, what you eat does have a direct impact on how you feel. Your body is going through a lot when you are grieving. The last thing you need is to deprive it of the nutrients it needs to function or stuff it full of sugar only to have a rush and a crash later. Eating in a mindful, healthy manner can only serve you well when you are going through a hard time.

Enjoy The Outdoors

Being outside in the fresh air and sunlight can only help you. It’s a simple pleasure that can help you feel even the slightest bit better. It’s okay for you to notice small things and enjoy them. Taking a deep breath outside and noticing the trees around you can help you through the day and remind you that things are going to be okay eventually.

Move Around

Exercise is good for anyone, any time, but it’s especially helpful when you are grieving. You might not notice a big change in your mood after a walk or run, but you are doing something good for your body and you need the physical aspects of your well-being to remain as healthy as possible in order to aid your emotions. Exercise also gives you a rush of endorphins, which can only help your mood during hard times.

If you notice that you are approaching grief in a manner that maybe isn’t as healthy, you can contact funeral homes in Lancaster, NC for resources. The professionals at Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services are here to help with final service plans, but we also want to support you through your hard times. Call us at (704) 846-3771 and we can set you up with a counselor, a grief support group, or other area resources. You can also visit with us in person at 3700 Forest Lawn Dr Matthews, NC 28104 for the help you need to get into a new sense of normal after a hard loss.

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