Holiday Grief Tips
Holiday Grief Tips for Supporting Yourself:
Holiday Grief Tips – When you are grieving, the holidays can be an emotionally overwhelming time. How do you get through? How do you find ways to enjoy the holiday season again? There is really no single answer on what one should or shouldn’t do. The Hospice Foundation of America stresses one guiding principle and we agree: do what is comfortable for you.
Some people find it helpful to be with family and friends, in a familiar setting. Others might wish to avoid those familiar sights and sounds. Here are a few grief tips as you discern what works best for you:
1. Take care of yourself. Caring for yourself will help you care for others.
2. Recognize that the holidays will not be the same.
3. Plan ahead. Think about situations that might be emotionally tough for you.
4. Be careful not to isolate yourself. It’s alright to take time for yourself, but try not to cut yourself off from support.
5. If it’s comfortable, spend some time thinking about the person who has died and think about ways you might honor your person during the holidays.
6. Be patient with yourself. You may not always understand your emotions – that’s OK.
7. Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to reach out and get the help you need. You can reach out to your AMF chapter or reach out to us at National. We are always here to help support you!