Sometimes life gets super-messy. There is nothing like a death in your close circle to stir things up. Everything gets put on hold as you try to support people and cope with your own grief. Not unlike a birth, where folks focus on the pregnancy without much thought of the many years of childcare ahead, a death comes with a huge aftermath of decisions and need for care.
As a retired person, who creates my own daily schedule, I realized that I’m entitled to care for myself and take bereavement leave from my extra responsibilities. I will be doubling down on my rest, drinking more water and getting light exercise, and encouraging others to do the same. It’s a time to be gentle with ourselves as we support each other through the first stages of this huge loss in our lives.
Take Your Time
If you’re grieving a recent loss, please prioritize your health and give yourself all the time that you need. There is no hurry.
I’ll return to my blog when I’m ready.
Sorry for your loss. Take care.
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