13 May How To Move On From Grief
This year marks the ten year anniversary of my mom’s passing. Losing my parents has been difficult, but losing my mom has been extraordinarily hard. I can say that I am in a better place with it, but I still have days where my grief holds me back. Ten years is a long time and I often feel that I need to get over it and move on with my life.Thats what mom and dad would want, and I do too. I get embarassed and feel that I need to move on, that my grief shouldnt last this long. Mom passed a few short weeks before Mothers Day and so every year at this time I get embroiled in my feelings a little bit more. At this point I often feel trapped in my grief and dont know how to get out of it. It is holding me back.
So I am using this blog post as a marker of sorts. A point in time that I am telling myself it is time to let go of my grief and celebrate my love for my mom and dad, sans the sadness. It is something I need to do for me.
I am a beta user for Google’s new chatbot Bard. So I asked Bard “How Do You Move on From Grief?” And this is what is said.
Moving on from grief is a process that takes time and patience. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, as everyone grieves differently. However, there are some things that you can do to help yourself move on.
- Acknowledge your feelings. It is important to allow yourself to feel the pain of your loss. Don’t try to suppress your emotions or pretend that you’re not hurting.
- Talk about your loss. Talking to someone you trust can help you process your grief and start to heal. This could be a friend, family member, therapist, or grief counselor.
- Find healthy ways to cope with your grief. This could include exercise, journaling, spending time in nature, or listening to music. Avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as alcohol or drugs.
- Give yourself time to heal. There is no set timeline for grief. It is important to be patient with yourself and allow yourself to heal at your own pace.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are struggling to cope with your grief, don’t be afraid to ask for help from a therapist or grief counselor.
Remember, you are not alone in your grief. There are many people who have experienced loss and can offer support. With time and patience, you will be able to move on from your grief and find a new sense of happiness and peace.