For the past few weeks we have been surrounded by news about the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Even if you have avoided the news, there are daily reminders on social media, Google and many shopping websites. Many companies have changed their logos to black and white instead of their usual colours.
Being surrounded by this news reminds many of us of people we have lost. We are likely to feel a mix of emotions. Maybe our loss has not been a loss that is accepted or understood by society at large. Being supported and validated at a time of loss is a hugely important aspect of the grieving process.
If The Queen’s passing has stirred up difficult emotions for you then please do reach out to someone for support and exercise self-care. Give yourself permission to feel your emotions, accept that this is a difficult time and remind yourself that you are not alone in feeling this way.
Make time to look after yourself, many people have found this time exhausting. Engage in activities that make you feel good – that feed your soul.
Tess Raine, Able Futures Digital Marketing Manager says: “Gardening is an activity I have often found comfort in because it reminds me of time spent with people I love but also because I find it totally distracts me from thinking about anything else while I am out there. Over the next few weeks I am planning on planting some winter flowering bulbs so that I can look forward to them growing into bright splashes of colour in 2023.”
Further information on grief for Her Majesty The Queen is available on the Cruse bereavement support website.