It is important that we take the time to grieve when we suffer a loss. Even a necessary loss needs to be processed. The idea of grieving can be scary. We may be afraid to acknowledge a loss, or afraid of what it might feel like to recognize how we really feel. Some of us believe sadness is the scariest emotion on the planet, when in reality sadness is necessary and is a very common emotion. Give yourself time to reflect, be sad, be grateful, be angry...just be whatever you are in that moment. When we suffer a loss and we do not grieve, we can become emotionally stuck and reactive or inactive. Grief can take time, or it can go by quickly, everyone is different and every situation is different. It is important to acknowledge a loss and to recognize how we are feeling and reacting. Allow yourself to grieve, give voice to the loss, share it with someone or write about it. Acknowledge the loss and the feelings you have towards the situation, person or persons for they are, do not try to change the way you feel or judge yourself for it, just allow and acknowledge it.
Take care everyone, make a list of what you need to grieve, and then begin to allow yourself the time you need to grieve it.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!