Managing Your Grief While Planning a Cremation
In today’s blog, we would like to talk about how to manage your grief while planning a cremation. Organizing a funeral can be extremely stressful for many people who are wracked with grief over their loss. We would like to give you some suggestions on how to manage your grief while planning a cremation and/or funeral.
Delegate where possible
Hopefully you will have one or more family members or friends who can help you. Delegate as many of the tasks as possible, such as alerting others of the death, writing an obituary, or planning what food to serve at a service.
Rely on the funeral home
If you have never planned a cremation or funeral, ask your funeral home for guidance and advice. They will have a lot of experience and can guide you.
Take some time for yourself
Try to have some quiet time for yourself every day whether it’s taking a walk or meditating or having a hot bath. Whatever needs to be done can wait while you look after yourself first. Grief is different for everyone, but it is a path that we all end up on sooner or later. While you are grieving it is important that you eat, drink, and get enough sleep as part of self-care.
Ask for help
While you may feel very alone while you are grieving, let friends and family help. If necessary, go see your family doctor. If you need counseling, do not be ashamed of that. Also, many cities have grief groups that meet regularly for support.
Most importantly, remember that grief takes time. There is no set schedule for you will feel or how long you will feel that way. Just keep in mind that there are lots of support services should you need them.
If you have questions about cremation in British Columbia, or you need to arrange a cremation, please feel free to call us at Only Cremations at (604) 861-9895 in Vancouver, and we would be happy to assist you.
Only Cremations, based in Surrey, British Columbia, provides dignified and affordable cremation services. We believe every family deserves respect, reverence, and compassion. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cremation services, please call or text (604) 861-9895.