Losing a loved one can be considered to be one of life’s biggest challenges. This is something that we will all have to face at some point. That’s why it’s of great importance that we find a way forward when dealing with loss.

People react to death differently. The most common way is by expressing their emotions through mourning. While some weep, others choose to keep silent and some simply speak to a trusted person. People react differently, hence one needs to analyse the type of individual that they are. Only then can they heal in a way that is in line with their personality.

We all must prepare ourselves for when death could come into our lives. Grief may be defined as a strong acute pain that is escorted by the loss of someone.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.

-Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tips On How One Can Move On After Losing Their Loved Ones:

  • Accepting that your loved one has passed on is key. Many people stay in denial of their loved one’s death. Though it takes time to accept the fact that someone has died, one needs to come to terms with it.
  • Seek assistance and support from close family members or a psychologist. Speak about the emotions you feel in order to be able to heal. Don’t hold it all in, the load will eventually build-up to a certain extent it will begin to harm you.
  • Cry it all out. There are individuals that do not like speaking to people. They would rather shed tears to express their sorrow. If crying is able to put you at ease then don’t hesitate to do so.
  • If you are religious then grab your Quran, Bible, etc and seek comfort in prayer to your Creator. Ask for all the strength and guidance you need moving on and forward.

By following the above tips and some more from all over, one can begin their journey of life after experiencing the death of a loved one.

Always take it a single day at a time and never be too hard on yourself.

Healing is never a straight road; there will be days where the pain will hit you at a completely random time and place. But that doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’re human, and we humans feel.

Selma Ndasilohenda Iyambo

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September 2020