Life Choices To Put On Hold If You’re Grieving

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, May 17, 2019

When you’re grieving the death of a loved one, you should never focus on making any big life choices. Most people don't realize the enormity of the emotional toll that the death of a family member can take on them. It just isn't the right time to take decisions about finance, investments, moving, etc. You need to have a calm mind while making these decisions, and some of the things that you should keep on hold when you are dealing with a loss include:

  • Just because someone you loved a lot passed, do not decide to move to another home. It is necessary that you keep this particular thought on the back burner for at least 6 to 8 months. Stresses can have a way of impacting rational thought, and you might end up taking the wrong decision
     
  • Do not discard any reminders, keepsakes, or photographs of your loved one when you are still dealing with their loss. It isn't uncommon to feel that all of these familiar items trigger grief, and they feel inclined to discard these reminders. But it's best to refrain from doing so until you have recovered to some extent from the loss of that person.
     
  • Sometimes, people that are grieving find it very difficult to get back to a regular work routine. This leads them to take major decisions regarding moving to a new job or taking up a new career. This is a very major decision that can have a significant impact on your life and isn't something you should be considering when you are grieving. Wait for at least 6 months to a year before deciding whether that is the right decision for you.

Give your grief some time to subside and then start looking at what changes you would want to make in your life. If you want information about grief support or the services we offer here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call 318-640-1375 today.

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