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Mar 13, 2016

Affirmations when Grieving

This really hurts

This pain is so challenging

At times I just don’t know how to manage it

I feel lost

I feel overwhelmed

I’m hurting and I’m numb at the same time

One moment I feel okay , the next I feel distraught

Something so random can make me crumble

I feel it

It hurts

This is so hard

My head and my heart are not in the same place

I give myself time and space to grieve

I give myself time and space to mourn

I give myself time and space to cry

My emotions can be a mixed bag

But I have many options for facing my feelings

I can write a poem, a story, a journal entry

I can create a song, a painting, a memory book

I can dance, sing, or do both

I can come up with my own special list of how I will face my emotions

And I will keep it handy for when I need it

I ask for what I need

I remember everyone grieves in their own way

I grieve in my own way

I will take care of myself

I take things one day at a time

I will simply and clearly ask for what I need from those around me

I will use my voice

I will reach for support when I need it

I will process on my own when I need it

I will set boundaries on sources of help that aren’t working for me

I know I may not be as consistent as in the past

But I put my needs above what other people think of me

My focus is on facing this in the healthiest ways for me

I take refreshing breaks from grieving

While not avoiding grieving altogether

If I face temptation to be destructive in my grief, I give myself an escape plan that will prevent this

I offer myself room to sit with my feelings

I give myself space to understand my feelings

I am coping with my inner wisdom, strength and confidence

I maintain my health and my hygiene, even if it’s on minimal mode

I know my heart will ache, especially on anniversary dates and other meaningful days

I will prepare for these by reducing the stressors in my life

I am facing what has happened

With raw, genuine love and strength

I am facing everything

With raw, genuine love and strength

I am facing what has happened

With my raw, genuine love and strength

I am facing it all

With my raw, genuine love and strength

Affirmations by Josie Ong

The sister episode to this one is Episode 230 Affirmations When Overwhelmed With Grief

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