Coping With Memories Of Loss And Grief At Christmas

By: David Tindall
Thursday, December 5, 2019

During Christmas time, everything around looks bright and cheery. However, if you have lost a loved one, the grief can build up inside of you even as the festivities continue.  While you may not have an interest in enjoying yourself, there is no need to wallow in your grief.  It is crucial for your mental and physical health that you learn to cope with the sadness and loss that escalates during the holidays.  There are different ways in which you can do this such as

  • You should consider gifting things to your family members just as you have always done.  When you bring joy to others, it lessens the grief you are feeling.
     
  • You can also gift things to the needy or donate to a charitable cause. Donate meals to the needy or spend time at an orphanage.
     
  • Keep yourself physically active by involving yourself in a sport, exercising, or even hiking and swimming.  These activities help to enliven your mood and keep depressive thoughts at bay.
     
  • It is always a good idea to spend some time outdoors as it allows your mind to calm down and think freely.
     
  • Doing all these things and involving yourself in something constructive can help keep your grief and sorrow at bay.
     
  • You can also visit your loved one's grave and place flowers or framed photographs to enliven the look of the space.
     
  • Spend some time with family and friends during the holiday season and create new and happy memories. 

The things you do for someone else and the time you spend with loved ones can help you cope with your sorrow at Christmastime. Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our funeral services and need advice on different services.

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