Sunday, December 27, 2009

How To Regain Joy After Loss ~ Tips 1 thru 3

As this year winds down and we prepare to welcome a new year - know that it is possible to find joy again.  We hope these tips might help in your journey from mouring to joy as we begin 2010!!  We will share 3 tips each day for the next 5 days - Written by Dr. Lissa Rankin, from the website: We hope you will find them helpful - Here are Tips 1 thru 3

1. First, don’t skip grieving. You can’t possibly hopscotch straight past loss to Joy. But you don’t have to wait years to experience Joy again. When you feel it bubbling up within you, embrace it.

2. Realize that being joyful does not undermine your loss. Don’t make your life a testament to what you’ve lost. You’re not proving anything (that you’re right, that you loved dearly, or that you deserve attention) by staying stuck in your story.

3. Make sure you get enough sleep. Grieving is hard work, and it’s hard to feel joyful when stress is keeping you up at night. If you can’t sleep, seek professional help.

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