The holiday season is a time of great celebration, but if you have recently lost someone who was very close to you, the holidays can be painful and hard to endure. You are grieving, yet everyone expects you to join in the good times.
Similarly, if you lost a loved one at a holiday time in a previous year, the season can be a difficult challenge for you ever thereafter.
If this describes you, remember first that it is perfectly okay for you to have conflicting feelings and ups and downs. Trying to suppress or mask your grief doesn’t help, as it will surface eventually. Fully experiencing your feelings is the best way to work through them.
A safe and effective way to work through your grief and find a way to enjoy the celebrations again is by using your journal.
Journaling, by nature, is a solitary exercise. And since we are often concerned with our deepest secret selves in our journals, we rarely share these writings with others. So it’s a special treat when we’re allowed a peek inside someone else’s journal. The cinema is one place where we can occasionally enjoy the journaling lives of others.
Keeping a journal can produce many positive and personal effects. One of these effects deals with healing the emotions.
If you take the time to make journal entries on a regular schedule, follow the thoughts presented here, and put a plan into action, you will most definitely experience improved mental and physical health.
Want grief relief, but don’t know how to help yourself get it?
Do you wonder if there is a way to deal with the avalanche of grief that buries you after your loved one dies? Do you want to work yourself through this deepest of misery that plagues you, and maybe even before?
Richard Ballo, author of the award-winning book, Life Without Lisa, offers hope and a way.
At a recent meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, a young woman brought up the topic of anger to be discussed.
She wanted to know how to get over her feelings of resentment over being an alcoholic. New to sobriety, the woman expressed her dismay over other “normal” people’s ability to handle liquor and not end up with severe negative consequences.
Journals and diaries serve different purposes. Some writers use journals for more than mere documenting the facts. Journals are places where feelings, emotions, wishes and personal observations can reside, and secluded thoughts can be expressed privately.
Diaries, on the other hand, are places where the facts can be stored without persuasion of the writer’s points-of-view influencing the content. There is a place in this world for both since the two, when used correctly, serve different purposes.
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