Chapter 1: Triggers of grief
Managing triggers of grief
It is important to find a balance between avoiding your grief and addressing your grief. If something triggers distress, it might be time to take a break.
Curiously, if you take too long a time out, you might start to feel stress. The only way to relieve this is to return to the tasks that address your grief!
Commonly people find they must balance their time between confronting their loss and taking a break from grieving.
|Addressing your grief||Taking a break|
|Plan the memorial
|Deal with the estate
||Go for a walk
|Talk to family or friends
||Take a vacation
||Have dinner with friends
|See a therapist
||Complete a home improvement project
|Join a support group
|Sort through the belongings
||Surf the Internet for fun
|Ask for help
|Reminisce and remember the person
||Take a new class
|Keep a personal journal
||Start a yoga or meditation program
|Learn new skills related to grief||Spend time in nature|