Keeping A Journal During Cremation Services

Published: April 24, 2023
by BC Bailey Funeral Home
cremation services in North Haven CT

There are lots of things you might try doing when you lose a loved one to process your emotions and get through a hard time. Grief for you is going to be different than it is for others around the cremation services in North Haven, CT, and you are going to have to find something that works well for you. If you have kept a journal in the past, you might consider doing that again for the grieving process. Here are a few things that journaling might do for you.

Help Yourself To Vent

When you are emotional and have a variety of thoughts flying around your head, it can help to write out what you are thinking and feeling. When you get those emotions out and onto paper, it can help you to let go and vent what you are feeling. Instead of keeping things inside, you can get them out and that’s only going to help.

Record Your Life Events

As you move forward into a new normal, you can record your life events as they occur. You can also share memories of your loved one and the life they led so you ensure that you are never going to forget certain things about them. It can help you to look through the events later and see as the new normal settles in for you.

Overcome Your Grief And Hard Times

When you feel like the grief is heavy, you might feel you can turn to the journal to vent and get some of your emotions out in those hard times. It can be something you turn to when you need to get things out, like a good friend. It might help you to get through some of the hard times as you grieve and move forward.

Showcase Your Grieving Achievements

There are going to be milestones in the grieving process and when you journal about what you are going through, you are going to be able to see those things as you look back. There might be a day when you don’t cry, or a day when you go a few hours without thinking of how you lost your loved one. When you have a hard day, you can look back and see how far you have come and the things you have accomplished during the grieving process.

A Trusted Source To Say Anything

Your journal is private and you can share things in writing that you can’t perhaps share with your family. You might have some anger in you, for example, that you don’t want them to know about. You can vent it in your journal, let it out, and not feel like you are going to harm anyone’s feelings.

When you are working through your grief after cremation services in North Haven, CT, journaling might be a form of therapy for you. Give it a try or, if you don’t think it’s for you, talk to the professionals about other things that might help you move forward.

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