Tips for Facing a New Year When You Are Grieving

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It is never easy to lose a close friend, family member, or loved one. January 1st can be a particularly difficult time for the recently bereaved. The prospect of a new year may fill you with anxiety and regret as this will be a year without the presence of the loved one who has passed. You may be clinging to old memories or you may feel isolated and lonely in the knowledge that others are celebrating the change of year and the symbolic fresh start it brings. Grief counseling in San Mateo may help you to come to terms with your bereavement at the start of this new year. There are also a few things you can do to try to ease your sorrow after funeral services.

Get Enough Rest
If you have recently been caring for a loved one in their final stages of their life, or if you have suffered the shock and pain of a major loss, you may be suffering from both mental and physical exhaustion. It’s vital that you take the time to rest and heal. Consult your physician as to the best course of action to recover your physical health. Certain restful activities can help soothe you and aid your mental recuperation. Consult a therapist, talk to friends, read, or listen to enjoyable music.

Seek Support
Talk to your friends and family about your bereavement. Seek out an experienced, qualified bereavement counselor. If you are a member of a faith group, your local priest, vicar, rabbi, imam, or other religious leader may be able to help you find greater peace. Chatting to others who knew the deceased can help ease the pain. It can help to reminiscence about their lives, to share photos, and recount stories.

Take it One Day at a Time
Allow yourself time to recover. Grieving is a process and it cannot be hurried. Take each day as it comes.

If you have suffered a recent loss and are planning a cremation ceremony or funeral service, we can help. Here at Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, we can help you plan the funeral service of your choice to honor the memory of your loved one. Call us at (650) 349-4411 to find out more about how we can help you at this difficult time.

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