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Healthy Steps for Grieving

March 5, 2018 • Teri Vila-Caballero

After you lose a loved one, it is difficult to pick things up and carry on. First, you have a lot of things to do in funeral home in Miami Beach, FL. You have to contact a funeral home, work on paperwork, and organize the final services. Once all of that is behind you, you may have to move or sell possessions, deal with a home, and take care of any number of other things. Before you get overwhelmed with everything that goes along with losing a loved one, you will first want to remember to take care of yourself. Your physical, emotional, and social well being is highly important during this time in your life. Here are a few tips to help you take healthy steps in your grief.

Relax your Mind and Body

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, either by grief or all of the things you need to do, just take a few moments to clear your mind and relax. You need time for yourself and you have to make that happen during a difficult period in your life. Make conscious efforts to carve out time for you in your own home for comfort’s sake. You might feel guilty about it, but it really is something you need to do for your own health.

Accept your Stresses

You need to recognize that you are in a stressful situation and you cannot change that. Being aware of the stress and aware of how it can affect you can help you through it. Take things in little chunks. Prioritize the big challenges and work through them in little pieces.

Be Kind to Yourself

Don’t be critical of the things you haven’t gotten done yet or the things you already did. You’re going to have good days and bad days. Treat others how you want to be treated, but treat yourself that way as well. Encourage yourself and don’t be overly critical.

Exercise and Socialize

You need to maintain an active lifestyle in order to reduce your anxiety and lift your mood. You’ll have more energy for the things you need to do if you do things you usually do. You should also not close yourself off from your family and friends. When someone asks you for a lunch date, you may not always be able to say yes, but tell them you’d like to and set a date for the future.

Get Help from a Funeral Home

Thankfully, dealing with the loss of a loved one isn’t something you do on a daily basis. But the professionals at a funeral home know just what to do when it comes to planning final services. Please contact the experts at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory by calling 305-631-0001. Our funeral director is here to help you in whatever stage you’re in with the planning. We’re located at 2546 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135 and we want to relieve you of as much of the burden as we can during this difficult time.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.


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