Grief is the result of losing something or someone in your life. The most common type of loss is the death of a loved one. But you can also experience it when you lose your motivation, income, security and sense of purpose. One way to heal from grief is to practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness is about being at peace with yourself. It’s about being aware of your environment, feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations. You can practice mindful meditation and join spiritual yoga retreats to let go of your anxieties, worries, and grief.
Here are also three ways on how to mindfully recover from the losses in your life:
SPEND TIME WITH YOURSELF
Commit 15 minutes of your time every day to meditate and do breathing exercises. This will give you good health benefits like normal blood circulation and less stress. You can also use those 15 minutes to think of your loved one and how they made you happy. Cry as much as you can because it’s not good to keep everything to yourself. Let it out. You’ll feel a lot better.
ENJOY DOING THINGS NORMALLY
People who are grieving tend to forget that they can still do the things they love normally. When you are lonely, you feel like you don’t deserve happiness anymore. That’s not true! In fact, this is the time that you should enjoy yourself.
Life is still the same when you do your normal routine like watching a TV series on Netflix, traveling to unique places, or reading a good book. Remember that you still have your own life to live.
TAKE TIME TO HELP OTHERS
Reaching out to less fortunate people will make you feel that there’s hope, that it’s not the end of the world yet. People experience different losses in their life. A lot of them are survivors from their own loneliness. You’ll know that there’s still a chance for you to be happy again.
Now, you already understand grief and how you can deal with it. That it is okay to not be okay after losing a loved one. In the end, there’s still a chance to get back on your feet and live normally again. It might even take a week or a month for you. As long as you don’t dwell too much on it, you’re on the right track.