In Episode 174, we discuss when grief becomes softer and we allow ourselves to consider dating, building a new life, storing belongings and moving forward.
As we move through our grieving process, we wonder when is the exact right time to allow ourselves to begin to live again, perhaps love again.
We question when we should pack up some of their things, maybe reorganize their room, or give away their things.
We wonder if dating should be on your radar. Has it been enough time?
And what is the exact right time, anyway?
Not to mention what our family and friends have to say about it all. Should their voice matter?
Deciding if and when to make such changes in our life takes time.
And only YOU can make those decisions.
And it won’t be easy because regret, guilt and other ugly emotions may come up for you.
Even if they don’t come up for you, there may be family or friends who will bring them up and cause you to be cautious, question your decisions and sometimes make you backtrack and question your actions or potential actions you once were so at peace with before you engaged them in your decisions.
In this episode I speak about making decisions on your own and not putting it up for a vote.
This is your life and only YOU get to vote on what will work for you.
Granted if you’re married, a joint decision may be needed.
But it will be you who ultimately knows when you’re ready for the next steps in your life.
And only you can decide what those next steps will be.
Trust yourself, my love.
You have been through a great trial.
Give yourself the credit you deserve.
Grief is messy and you need to pamper yourself through it.
So let your spirit lead you.
When you get the nudge inside to move forward, do it.
Don’t question it.
Just act with decisiveness.
Never to regret that decision because you knew you were ready.
Remember to love yourself through those decisions, even if you are wailing while putting away some of their things.
Take baby steps if you need to.
A small box put away in the attic for now. Later, donating those things to a deserving person or place.
Coffee with a new friend from the support group. Or perhaps a movie to allow yourself some joy and an outing.
Give yourself the grace you deserve.
Much Love, my Warrior.
Additional Notes – Some things that will help along this journey to ease the pain:
If you are having an especially difficult time emotionally, I recommend you speak with a specialist at a hotline near you. Here you will find hotlines all around the world. Trained counselors are there to listen, free of charge, to what’s going on with you. Take advantage of their great kindness. Vent with an objective individual. You don’t have to be ‘suicidal’ to call them, but if you are, that’s the best place to call. Don’t hestitate!
For parents and teens, there is an amazing resource where you can email or text counselors for help at The Boys Town National Hotline! Outstanding assistance for your children and you. You can also dial 988 for assistance.
Visit Julie’s EFT episodes on grief and she will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. Her videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward.
Here are some meditation music to help you rest.
You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy from most health food stores, either in person or online. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.
I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too.
*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.
Grab my free ebook, 21 Things You Need to Know About the Grieving Process, right here on my site.
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