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How to Seek Guidance When Dealing With Grief

Millennial Magazine- dealing with grief

The grieving process may be one of the toughest things that you can go through. Unfortunately, it is part of life. It’s something that you will sadly experience in different ways and during different stages of your life. How you deal with grief, how you grow from it, and how you cope with it will directly affect all aspects of your personality.

Here are some tips on how to seek guidance when dealing with grief.

Know That Seeking Help Is Okay

It can be hard to seek help from others during the grieving process. This is because when tragedy strikes, it’s hard to wrap your mind around the fact that anyone else could possibly understand what you are enduring. It is possible, however, and there are people out there who want to listen to you and help you grieve. These people will be an important part of guiding you through this. Everybody needs help, especially when it comes to grieving.

Allow Your Tears to Flow

If you are seeking help from someone else, you need to open yourself up to the pain. The grieving process will hurt and it will require you to face things that you might not want to face. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to feel frustrated. Accepting your situation and identifying what you can and cannot control will help put you at ease over time. The right kind of guidance will help you through these feelings. However, make sure that you are mentally and emotionally prepared to seek help. Healing can take time so it is important that you work at a pace that you are comfortable with.

Find Ways to Heal

People heal in different ways. What works for one person won’t necessarily work for you. That’s why you need to dig deep and decide which type of guidance you need in order to heal. If you’re someone who believes in a world beyond, seek some spiritual advice. This can be very helpful in coming to terms with what happened to your loved one. Spiritual help can be therapeutic, and it can get you through the beginning stages of grief. It can be a way for you to break through and find answers. Some professionals may even be willing to communicate with you over the phone or internet if you would rather seek help from the comfort of your home. Be sure to consult a professional that is sensitive to your feelings as you work toward healing.

Seek Guidance When Needed

There’s no one-size-fits-all in the grieving process. Some people need to grieve alone. Other people need to grieve with the help of others. Sometimes, people find it easier to trust in strangers and a higher power beyond. Whatever helps you to cope is the right method for you. It’s okay to seek guidance from others because it’s not always easy to get through a loss alone. When seeking guidance, choose someone trustworthy who you know will help you through.

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Written by Brooke Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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