After a loss, life is never the same. Everything changes — from the way you look at the sky, to routine tasks, to how you dream.
When someone you love is no longer sitting next to you, or available on the other end of the phone, huge gaps form. The degree to which the loss changes you varies from person to person and often many aspects of your life never go back to the way they were before. Sometimes the changes can be positive, for example, not taking anything for granted; finding compassion for other’s pain; and finding a way to live each day in honor of the one you lost.
One reason to name the ways in which you feel differently in these different areas is to help you accept that change is not only normal, but inevitable. So this tool is simply an awareness of changes and a reminder to be easy on yourself during this fragile time.
WHAT THIS COULD HELP YOU WITH:
• To observe how life has changed since your loss.
• To see how you are moving forward.
QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT:
• How is my life different now?
• How does it feel to see these changes?
• Are there changes that are not helpful to me?