The holidays can be emotionally turbulent for grievers.
Here are few suggestions for coping:
Talk with someone who is willing to listen without giving advice or making judgments.
Give yourself permission to enjoy the holidays. Accept all your feelings, remember, grief is normal.
Honor your loved one by embracing your memories.
Anticipating the holiday is almost always worse than the actual experience.
Be realistic about your energy level, don’t over commit and rest when you’re tired.
Take care of yourself, remember to practice moderation.
Get a little exercise, go for a walk.
Try volunteering, some people feel a little better by helping others during the holidays.