During the grief journey, you may find it helpful to schedule in time devoted to acts of mourning. Consider it a ”dose” of comfort–a time to intentionally focus your thoughts on your loss, explore your feelings, and work through your grief. During this time you can look at pictures, write in a journal, listen to music, pray, replay memories of your loved one, or simply allow yourself to cry. Choose something that releases some of your pain. Whenever possible, follow your “dose” with a nurturing or relaxing activity, such as taking a walk, meeting a friend for coffee, or escaping into a good book or movie. Taking time for mourning and for self-care promotes healing.
You can find further insights into grief and suggestions for healing in Doses of Comfort, which is now available on Kindle at amazon.com. Each daily dose includes a practical ideas for healing your heart and rebuilding your life after loss.