The release of this week's blog; coincides with the Podcast episode from Fran Spooner (www.anchor.fm/showgirl) who shared with us how; despite the odds stacked against her and losing her mother while Fran was at University, she has become one of few female corporate lawyers. Sadly this planned release and podcast has also coincided with HRH Queen Elizabeth II's funeral taking place this week.
I know the death and funeral of such a public figure has brought up a lot for some people. So I'm hoping the episode and this blog will help.
Losing a family member is one of the hardest experiences a person can go through. Not only do you have to deal with the grief of losing someone you love, but you also have to deal with the aftermath and all of the changes that come with it.
One of the things that can be most difficult to deal with is a loss of confidence. When someone close to you dies, it can rock your world and make you question everything about yourself. If you're struggling to regain confidence after losing a family member, these five tips will help you get back on track.
Give Yourself Time To Grieve
The first and most important thing to do is to give yourself time to grieve. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, so don't try to force yourself to feel better before you're ready. Allow yourself to feel all the emotions that come with mourning, and don't be afraid to ask for help from friends and family if you need it.
Set Small Goals For Yourself
One of the best ways to gain confidence is by accomplishing small goals that you set for yourself. When you're grieving, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to do anything other than basic survival tasks. So start small and work your way up. Maybe your goal for the week is to take a shower every day or cook dinner once this week. Once you accomplish those goals, you can move on to bigger ones.
Exercise is not only great for your physical health, but it's also beneficial for your mental health. Just getting out of the house for a walk around the block can help lift your mood and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not sure where to start, there are plenty of workout programs and classes available online or at your local gym that can help get you started on a fitness routine.
Connect With Others Who Have Lost Loved Ones
It can be helpful to talk to others who have gone through similar experiences as you have. There are bereavement groups available in many communities, or you can look for support groups online. These groups provide an opportunity for people who are grieving to share their experiences and offer support and advice to one another.
Seek Professional Help If Needed
If you find that your grief is affecting your ability to function in your everyday life, it may be time to seek professional help from a therapist or counsellor who specializes in grief counselling. Don't hesitate to reach out for help if you need it- there's no shame in seeking assistance from a professional when dealing with such a difficult experience.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but it's important to remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that things will eventually get better. Use these tips as a starting point on your journey towards regaining confidence after losing someone close to you.
Come join my Facebook group and let's talk more about confidence. It can be so helpful to have a community of women who understand the importance and are all helping each other. Until next time, stay strong!
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