Managing Grief During The Festive Season

By: Brian K. Daly
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Grief takes time and doesn't follow a fixed schedule. It won't vanish just because the holiday season is around the corner. At Ocean County Cremation Service, we encourage people to take their grief seriously and treat themselves with compassion. The festive season can be tough when you have loved a loved one. You feel their absence keenly and struggle to socialize. Here are some tips on how to manage grief during the festive season:

1. Talk To Friends And Family

The holiday season can seem lonely and empty after a loved one's passing, especially if they were an important part of your family. Speak with your friends and family about the loss. Don't hesitate to ask them for assistance or company during the season. Many people shy away from this because they don't want to be a burden. In most cases, your friends and family are just waiting for you to ask.

2. Take A Break

Take a break away from your regular setting and the festive atmosphere. You can go on a long drive or book a vacation rental away from populated areas. A break will be an excellent distraction and help you feel refreshed. It may also speed up the healing process and give you some room to breathe.

3. Learn To Say No

Sometimes it is difficult to say no when friends or family members invite you to parties. You feel obligated to accept these invites if you're not up to it. Your loved ones will understand and offer support wherever possible. They won't mind if you miss out on a few family gatherings this year because there's always next year.

If you want to know more or want to arrange for a service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We'll be happy to help.

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

5 Things To Do With Your Loved One’s Ashes

If a person has opted for cremation as a disposition method after their death, the family will get the ashes at the end of the process. However, at Ocean County Cremation Service we gave seen that ...

Creating New Family Traditions After Loss

Losing a loved one can affect the balance within a family and it’s traumatic to lose a parent sibling, grandparent, or child. Sometimes, even when the person has been ill for some time and you are ...

4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

After someone passes, their remains can either be buried or cremated and most people follow the traditional path of burial. Cremation is common in many cultures across the world and is now gaining ...

Top Reasons To Pre-Plan Before You Need It

Death isn't something we can avoid. However, most of us avoid speaking about it. Despite this, many people have begun to pre-plan funerals. There is quite a lot of curiosity about what is involved ...

Can I Still Have A Gathering/Visitation/Service If I Choose Cremation?

Cremation is a relatively new concept. Although many people know what it is, they are not sure about what the process is like. It’s why they avoid opting for it. One notable misconception that many...

What is Cremation Jewelry?

When you lose someone dear to you, dealing with the loss can seem almost impossible. You wish that the person were still with you and cannot think about your life without them. While death is perma...

What Do I Do With The Ashes After Cremation?

When a person passes away, as a family member you have to decide whether you want to conduct a burial or cremation. Some people preplan their funeral and keep detailed instructions about what they ...

Personalizing a Funeral with Unique Song Selections

A funeral service is your last goodbye to your loved one that has left this world. Today, many people do not want to conduct a formal funeral service and prefer something less structured. They want...

The Importance Of A Cemetery To Our Community

Cemeteries are present in communities, towns, and cities across the world. While some people find these spaces to be somewhat dark in nature, the fact is that these spots can be serene and tranquil...

How Does Proper Goal Setting Aid in the Grieving Process?

It isn’t uncommon for people to set goals for themselves as it lends some purpose to their lives and pushes them to do the things they want to do. We at Ocean County Cremation Service have seen tha...