What to do when you lose a loved one

What to do when you lose a loved one,   Loosing someone very close to you, either your parent, a family friend or even a friend can affect you both
What to do when you lose a loved one,

Loosing someone very close to you, either your parent, a family friend or even a friend can affect you both psychologically and emotionally. And it can lead to a lot of things but if you have the right approach to it, it could prevent a lot of things.

The death of someone you love can shake the foundation of your existence and affect the both mind and body. During a period of grief, you become preoccupied with thoughts, memories and images of your friend and loved one.

Throughout the lifespan, unexpected death of a loved one is associated with the development of depression and anxiety symptoms.


1. Maintain a healthy diet

Stress, triggers cravings for sugar and fat, which is where you reach for feel-good , high calorie and high-fat processed food. Yet, these foods can make you feel worse. Instead focus on keeping up with a well-balanced diet. This means eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and lean proteins and drinking plenty of water.

2. Good sleep hygiene and get moving

Grief is emotionally exhausting, people who just lost someone can find it difficult to sleep. But you should try going to bed early and sleeping regularly, also avoid caffeine.

A simple daily work can help his depression, agitation and sorrow.

3. Live healthy

Yes, exercise, go for regular visits at the doctor’s.

4. Take on new responsibilities

The loss of your spouse or family member, meaning you have to take over certain routine jobs.

5 Ways Grieving May Affect Your Health

✓ Weakened immune system

✓ Heart problems

✓ Alcohol and substance abuse

✓ Depression

✓ Poor sleep


We’ve talked about some of them but here are a few:

1. Let your emotions expressed and released:

Yes, this is very much important, don’t stop yourself from having a good cry. Don’t worry if listening to particular songs or doing certain things is painful because it brings back memories of the person that you lost. After a while, it becomes less painful. Know that you can (& will) yo feel better over time.

2. Talk about it when you can:

Some people find it helpful to tell the story of their loss or talk about their feelings. But sometimes, a person doesn’t feel like talking about the loss, that’s ok too. If you feel you can’t talk, no pressure, try writing in a journal about the memories you have of the person you lost and how you’re feeling since the loss.

3. Letting go:

I can’t even talk about this more, it is one of the most effective and best way to deal with grief. It is important to let yourself know that after letting out all the emotion, you have to pick yourself up I’d move on. Truth is, the longer you stay down and not let go, the harder it is for you to move on. I personally would advise letting go and trying to forget so that it doesn’t hold you down even though it’s a gradual process but it’s possible.

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