I know how hard grief is to move through, today I’m sharing five practices that will help you navigate the pain and head out on Your Healing Journey.
These are all the practices that I have incorporated into my life and my daily routine.
Immediately when I wake up in the morning, I don’t get out of bed. I wake up, and I lie there, and I put my hands on my heart, and I think of three things that I am truly grateful for. Just three things. And you know, it can be as simple as I am grateful for the pillow that my head is lying on.
I am grateful for the bed that I am in. I am grateful for the sleep that I had. You know, really anything. But like truly tap into it. Like sometimes I’ll find myself moving into emotion.
And, you know, some tears will come because I’m just so grateful. I mean waking up every day is a gift. So think of three things that you are truly grateful for.
2: Meditation and Breath Work
Meditation has transformed my life. And by starting with like three to five minutes a day, it’s a wonderful way to start this practice. You know, eventually, you could start meditating for around 45 minutes to an hour, and you know, even practicing it multiple times per day. Like I personally always start my day out with meditation.
And then I’ll do like a mid-day meditation and then at night I go to sleep with meditation because it helps guide me into a deep sleep. I love this quote by Gandhi, “In the attitude of silence “the soul finds the path in a clearer light. “And what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself “into crystal clearness.”
So meditation is wonderful to like just silence the mind. You know, get all of the garbage out of there, really, and focus on your breath. And focus on our prana, which is our life force.
Always get your thoughts down in your journal every single day. It just helps clear your mind, cleanse your mind, and it’s a beautiful practice because you know, actually down the road you’ll go back, and you’ll read your journal and be proud of how far you’ve come.
The healing journey is a process. There’s going to be good days. There’s going to be bad days. There’s going to be days where you just had enough. There’s going to be days where you think you’re doing it, you feel good, and journaling is crucial. I do my journal every single day. So get yourself a journal. It’s a form of therapy.
Motion creates emotion, and Tony Robbins talks about this all the time. He says that bad physiology reinforces negative feelings. Changing your physiology means changing your mental state and breaking your negative patterns. Great physiology, therefore, leads to great emotions and that is one of the keys to getting unstuck.
By just doing about 10 to 20 minutes of movement, exercise a day, it will help you with your grieving process.
When we start to say affirmations, we end up creating what we would like to have in our lives and how we would want to feel. So you know, by saying I am courageous, I am strong, I am healing, I am exactly where I’m supposed to be, I am on my way to transformation.
I actually do affirmations all the time, and you know, when I’m really trying to feel a certain way, I’ll actually take one of those markers and I’ll write it on my mirror in the washroom so when I’m getting ready I’m seeing, I am healing or I am courageous, or I am heading on the right path.
These 5 Powerful Ways To Deal With Grief have changed my life, they’ve changed my clients’ lives, and I encourage you to try one tomorrow. Maybe not do all five right away, but at least try one.
One step at a time, that’s all it takes.
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