When we aren’t creating unique and sentimental memorial jewellery, we can be found talking to our valued customers about how they are feeling and checking in with our online support community. In today’s post, we will discuss some tips we have been collecting from our chats with our lovely customers to help you know where to begin when dealing with a loss.
Understanding grief and the symptoms that can often occur after a loss can help you understand your feelings and anticipate what other symptoms may occur during your bereavement process, assisting you in how to deal with grief.
The Inscripture blog contains a bountiful collection of resources you can use to help you understand grief, including posts on the different types of grief and dealing with ambiguous loss. We also help you find the beginning of answers to questions such as how long grief lasts and how grief feels.
After you can recognise and acknowledge your grief after learning more about the causes and symptoms of grief, it is a great idea to reach out to people you trust within your personal life or seek support from a professional, such as your GP or a bereavement support counsellor.
Maintaining your relationship after a big loss may be challenging, but reaching out to others can help you avoid feeling lonely and give you someone to help you during this vulnerable time. Talking about your grief with others can help you understand your feelings and identify what stage of grief you may be experiencing.
Allowing yourself to grieve is important. But you may also wish to take some time to celebrate the life of your loved one and reminisce about the good memories you shared with one another.
If you are stuck for ideas, check out our previous post with 21 ways to commemorate a loved one, including how to remember them in private, with others or celebrate the life of a pet.
Many people fall into the trap of trying to keep themselves busy because thinking about their loss is too painful. However, we believe it is important to remember your lost loved one and the fond memories you shared.
You may find it helpful to wear an item of memorial jewellery, such as a piece of our ashes jewellery or something from the handwriting jewellery collection, which you can personalise using your loved one’s words. Then you can think of your loved one every time you touch your piece of jewellery.
Lastly, remember to be kind to yourself and allow yourself to experience the emotions often associated with grief. Your experiences are valid, and you can cope with your grief by holding your own hand and treating yourself with as much care and consideration as you would for your friend going through the bereavement process.