Ways to Use Mindfulness During Your Grief

By Tonny Wandella

Mindfulness practice is not intended to alleviate pain or persuade others that everything is OK; rather, it is intended to assist you in recognising the reality of your situation in a nonjudgmental and loving manner. Mindfulness can develop into a way of life, but it takes time. Let’s look at some ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine if you are grieving.

Mindful Walking

This is one of my favourite pastimes since it incorporates physical activity, which has been shown to improve mood and mental health. This activity is especially beneficial for people who are depressed or alone as a result of their bereavement. A nature walk can also be used to ponder on the natural cycle of life and death, as well as to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

Breathing with awareness

This may be done anywhere, at any time, and without drawing attention to yourself. Focusing your mind on your body as the breath flows in and exits is known as mindful breathing. This practice can help you relax your mind and body while also reducing anxiety.

Kindness with Love

Self-talk is used in this sort of mindfulness meditation. Loving-kindness is very beneficial for persons who are having difficulty accepting their sadness or are being self-critical of their development. This practice can also be used to express loving-kindness to the deceased person.

The goal of using mindfulness with mourning is not to make the agony of loss go away; rather, it is to acknowledge the emotion and meet it full on instead of avoiding it. Avoiding grief usually takes more energy than allowing ourselves to experience it. You can start practicing mindfulness right now by pausing to thoroughly appreciate this moment.

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