It can feel like opening Pandora’s Box when we start acknowledging and giving our emotions – particularly our negative ones – their rightful place in our lives. But denying them is even more dangerous. So, what do you do when your world gets turned upside-down? You learn how to grieve change, loss and what can feel like your shrinking world.
Loss and it’s associated changes come to us in many ways. Sometimes it’s the loss of a relationship, job or loved one or a life change, like the pandemic that we are in. It could be losing a physical or mental ability.
Learning to recognize and grieve loss and change is an important skill. When you learn to accept it, you will discover that while loss and change will bring sadness, disappointment and stress, they can also bring you new opportunities and strength.