Grief never disappears. It’s a process made up of coping with your loss, while fully remaking a life you’ve worked to build up over the years.
There is so much courage in rebuilding yourself, and I never want you to feel like you are a weaker person for hurting and being confused about what to do and how to ultimately, continue living.
In a moment your world changed. Everything you knew has somehow flown out of your head and you are now forced to face a nightmare you were never prepared for. The loss takes your breath away. It leaves you picking up pieces of yourself you worked so hard to build up.
Grief is a natural response to loss. That loss can include anything that holds value to you. Meaning, you can be feeling grief towards the loss of a person, an object, or even moments you know you won’t be able to enjoy.
Complications arise if the loss is not processed. This is your reminder that you are not alone in your loss. You have the strength to process it, as painful as it may be, you are courageous.
The Remaking of Life
You may be feeling the fog of grief. It rolls in and affects our ability to think clearly and concentrate. Even after the shock of losing a loved one wears off, the fog is most likely lingering. You’re overloaded as the grief surrounds your entire being and clouds your ability to think clearly. It may feel like you’re just “going through the motions of life”, living a “robotic existence” or having a “10 second time delay” every day. You are not alone, and this is common in grief.
It is your responsibility to move at your own pace. No, life will never be the same. Anything you do will not be able to bring back the loss, but do not think that you are not capable of pushing through. It is supposed to hurt. Only you can know how to rebuild. You have faced every negative experience in life and come out on top throughout all of it. Have faith that you have overcome everything else that the world has thrown at you. I cannot emphasize it enough – you are not alone. What you are feeling is normal, and it does not make you a weaker person to be feeling this way.
Let’s take a moment to courageously work through your grief. Your grief has added another layer to the person you are. It has provided a new outlook to the world around. You will learn to be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you want to be the same.
Cry. Whenever you need to. Scream. Shout. Lay on the floor. Sob in the shower. Feel the heartache. Be still. Run. Walk. Live creatively. Share your truth without fear. Listen. Release your pain. Breathe. Throw away the map. Wander. Be real. Show compassion. Read. Seek community in friendships. Be vulnerable.
As a final reminder, don’t fear being broken.
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