Coping With Loss During The Holiday Period | Susana, Stylish, Classy & Oh So Sassy

It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but losing them during the holiday period can be even more difficult to deal with. We won’t delve into why and how this is so tough, you already understand the profound challenge you’re dealing with.

What we can do, however, is offer our heartfelt support and consolation. We can also offer you advice regarding coping strategies, and also what actionable steps you can take next.

Coping With Loss During The Holiday Period | Susana, Stylish, Classy & Oh So Sassy

Reach Out To Grief Support Groups

Grief support groups, their managers and the members that fill it, understand that there’s never a convenient time for loss to strike. As such, many of them will be more than happy to help or give advice to someone suffering this unexpected outcome at such a hard time. They might offer resources, and referral numbers, or even give you access to better counseling measures that you can see sooner or later.

If You Need To, Pause Festivities

It’s fine if you need to delay the holiday period or adjust your plans. Your family has taken a shock, and while it can still be nice to see one another, you shouldn’t feel obligated to engage in activities you might not be in the right frame of mind to plan.

If you need to, pause those festivities. You can always pick them up again, in better form, when circumstances are a little more relaxed.

Contact A Funeral Director Service

Funeral directors are intimately aware of the needs of families, and as such, they have robust processes in place to help you start considering your memorial service. While they might not operate on Christmas day, they can still put the process in place to curate a worthwhile, respectful, and time-honored funeral in line with your needs. This can help you feel a little more in control of the situation, despite the awkward time. Remember, you’re not being awkward or inconsiderate for needing these services, nor will these professionals make you feel as though you were.

Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

You may need to alter your plans a little, but it’s nice to be there for the loved ones in your life, and they for you. If you need to stay at a relative’s house, just ask. If you hope to support a grandparent, just stay with them. Being in proximity to those you love and whom you understand really does make a profound difference, and it allows you to settle into one another.

Coping With Loss During The Holiday Period | Susana, Stylish, Classy & Oh So Sassy

Enjoy Calming Comforts

You’re allowed to distract yourself a little. Be that watching a calming television show, lighting scented candles with a mug of hot tea, spending time listening to music, all of this helps you feel a little more focused and attentive. Calming comforts aren’t silly, they can help us during the worst of times, and if you need to rely on them, that’s more than fine.

With this advice, we hope you can feel a little more comfortable, even if dealing with loss during the holiday period

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