When we miss someone, we tend to force ourselves to bounce back immediately. Some people look for social support to ease the pain. While others are more intimate with their feelings and isolate themselves.
No one has the right to give you a deadline on when you’re supposed to stop grieving. The average person takes about half a year to ease the pain they are going through. For some, it could take even longer. People grieve differently.
But it’s okay, because I know you can handle it. You have the ability to move on. If you are the type of person that needs social support, then go to your friends and family. Celebrate life with them. Enjoy being outdoors with nature, or watch a funny movie.
If you are the type who wants to be alone when you are upset, then go to the gym or go for a walk. Engage in activities that you know will make you happy. Watch a heart-warming movie or read a book. Painting, drawing, and even cooking can help ease the pain. Trust me, these things work.
In this day in age there are so many things that we can do to make ourselves feel better. When we use our creativity, our brain triggers neurons that help triggers our emotions in a positive way; thus making us feel good. It doesn’t happen instantly, but the moment you see the end result of your creative endeavor, your stress will start to melt away. What I find fascinating is that we can use our difficult emotions as inspiration to make a great artwork.
Hope this helps.