Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be…Anonymous
When you lose a loved one, especially when death was unexpected or has been impacted by COVID restrictions, the number of emotional bricks that can tumble onto your world is unfathomable. Instantly things that HAVE to be done bombard you and your family. Decisions for funeral arrangements, paperwork, legal red tape, notifying others, and simply dealing with your grief are just some of the to-dos at the top of your list. As the weeks pass by there are often mountains of tasks to be completed before you can give yourself the time and care it takes to heal from your grief.
Other members of your family and your friends can certainly help. But the best thing you can do for yourself is to take on these challenges with baby steps. Break tasks into smaller bits and pieces right away so you don’t find yourself overwhelmed. Prioritize what truly needs to be done with small daily tasks. Sit down with your family to make your list so each member can help tackle the tasks together and in sync. This way, each small step seems doable and also brings a sense of accomplishment on completion. Climb the mountain with baby steps…it will get you where you need to be safe and sure.