Life Choices to Put On Hold If You're Grieving

By: Brian K. Daly
Thursday, June 30, 2022

You shouldn't put too much thought into significant decisions when you're mourning the loss of a loved one. Most individuals underestimate the magnitude of the emotional impact a loved one's death can have on their lives. It is not the time to make major life changes, such as money, investments, relocation, etc.

Choices To Defer When You Are Grieving

We at Ocean County Cremation Service want you to make these choices with as much composure as possible, so here are some things to put on hold while you mourn:

  • You shouldn't uproot your life by moving just because someone close to you died. You need to put this idea on hold for six to eight months. Negative emotions tend to cloud good judgment, which can lead to poor choices when you're under pressure.
  • If you are still grieving the loss of a loved one, it is essential not to get rid of any souvenirs, photos, or other objects that remind you of that person. Some people may need to get rid of everyday things because they remind them of happier times or a loved one who has passed away. However, it is recommended that you wait until you have moved past your grief.
  • Some individuals who have experienced a loss have difficulty returning to their usual job schedule. This drives people to make crucial decisions regarding shifting to a new position or picking up a new profession. This is a life-altering choice that shouldn't be made amid sorrow. Wait six months before judging if it is the right choice.

Allow yourself time to grieve, and then consider what changes you might want to make once that time has passed. If you want more information on this topic or pre-plan a funeral, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We'll be happy to help with the information and services you need.

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