5. Treasure the Memories
If you have lost a loved one, do not dwell on the circumstances of their death. Remembering how they suffered, or replaying their last moments in your mind will only make you feel worse. Instead, focus on the good times you shared with your loved one while they were at their best. For instance, you might want to remember all of the hilarious things that happened on a shared vacation, or think about funny expressions your loved one used to come out with.
6. Keep Busy
When you’ve lost someone you love, certain dates will probably be difficult for you. You may find yourself grieving for your loved on at Christmas, or on their birthday. It is wise to make plans that will distract you on such occasions. Plan a vacation or a visit with family so that you have something else to think about other than the loved one who has passed.
Some people suffer from complicated grief, which is sometimes referred to as prolonged grief disorder. Someone suffering from this mental disorder does not begin to heal after a certain amount of time has passed. Instead, the symptoms of grief worsen and become more profound. Complicated grief can make it difficult to function or cope with the demands of everyday living. If you think that you have prolonged grief disorder, it is very important that you seek help. People with complicated grief can benefit from psychotherapy sessions.