Tips For Dealing With Grief Around The Holidays And Special Occasions

By: Graeme Hogle
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Everyone looks forward to the holiday season. They make plans to have fun with friends, buy gifts for family, and share dinner with loved ones. It is a time of happiness and celebration, which can be difficult for people who are experiencing grief. At Cremation Care Centre, we understand just how difficult it is to go through the season when you have experienced a deep personal loss. Here are some tips on how to manage grief during special occasions:

1. Determine If You Want To Participate

People often feel obligated to participate in family celebrations or important events even when they are experiencing grief. Don't force yourself to attend these events unless you truly want to. Most people will understand the circumstances and give you some space. If you do want to attend a few festivities, plan ahead and make sure there's some time in between parties for some relaxation.

2. Take a Break

The holiday cheer can be overwhelming and unavoidable, especially if you live in a crowded neighborhood. It is ok to take a small break from the familiar surroundings during the season. Go on a long road-trip away from the city or town and explore new places. That can be a pleasant distraction and help you heal. Some people also make these holiday trips an annual ritual, especially if they have lost an important person like a parent or spouse.

3. Ask For Help

Everyone has experienced some form of grief at least once in their life. They understand just how difficult it can be and will offer assistance if you need it. Don't hesitate to ask for help from friends or family members during this trying time.

If you want more advice or need information on cremation, get in touch with us at Cremation Care Centre. You can call us at (416) 255-0035 or register online.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

3 Tips To Help A Friend Through The Grieving Process

It is difficult to watch a friend suffer through grief and you want to help them as much as you can. Many people hesitate to approach grieving individuals because they don’t know whether their assi...

The Advantages of Cremation

Cremation is now becoming an option that many people choose when it comes to the disposition of a body after death. Everyone is familiar with what burial involves and it’s why some hesitate to opt ...

A Complete Understanding of Cremation Pricing

Cremations aren’t as mainstream as traditional funerals. This is why most people aren’t always well informed about the expenses involved in it. At The Cremation Care Centre, we provide you with all...

10 Tips for Explaining Death to Children

It is never easy to discuss death with anyone, least of all children. Most people tend to avoid having this conversation with their children. However, even young children need some clarity about wh...

Funeral Etiquette 101

Attending a funeral can be a difficult experience for many, especially if they have never attended one before. Most are anxious to offer comfort and make sure their presence doesn’t offend the grie...

Dealing With Sudden Death

Death can happen at any time and to anyone. Sometimes death is due to a long-standing illness and sometimes it happens due to an accident or violent crime. Family members of terminally ill patients...

Financial Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Today, many funeral homes offer funeral pre-planning. If you have particular requirements about how you want your funeral service to be held after your death, you should consider pre-planning. It a...

Top Tips on Staying Safe in Public During the Pandemic

The pandemic has taken over the world and has had a big impact on our day-to-day activities. This virus moves quickly and is very easy to transmit, which is one of the reasons why the pandemic has ...

Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

Social distancing is a vital measure to control the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the most vulnerable populations are safe. While isolation is necessary, it is also stressful and can hurt a person'...

How Does a Celebration of Life Differ from a Funeral?

The concept of death remains unchanging but people’s attitude towards it changes all the time. Some people view death as a painful, life-altering event and focus on healing the pain it causes. Othe...