Anchor Yourself During Grief

Sturdy tree laden with green leaves and surrounded by fogBecause grief is confusing, disorderly, and sometimes overwhelming — it’s very important to anchor yourself during grief to someone or something that will not fail.

Grief has a way of knocking you off-balance and stealing the wind from your sails until you get a handle on what’s happening, learn enough to know what to expect, and find out about the steps you can take to move toward healing. An anchor will keep you from falling during the unexpected chaos that comes with grief.

Anchors will vary among grievers.

Your anchor may be a trusted friend who has already been through what you’re going through now. Your anchor may be a pastor or counselor you respect who is well-acquainted with grief and can assist you. Or your anchor may be God. For me, leaning on God was crucial. Without my faith in God, I really don’t think I would have successfully made it through my grief — because sometimes I didn’t have the strength to even want to go on!

Whatever or whomever is especially meaningful for you — choose your anchor, firmly set it, and decide not to let go at any cost. This decision will help you stay on track to positively work through your grief and build a satisfying life again.

Form a mental picture of your anchor; set it; and whenever you waver in your resolve to keep going — call up the picture of your anchor and renew your vow to hold on! You can experience a full and reconnected live again.

© 2012 Judy Brizendine

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"Out of your deepest pain comes your greatest gift." Judy writes about grief and loss in a realistic, practical way - to help, inspire, encourage, and educate any who face loss in their lives. A fellow-traveler's approach to grief ...

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4 Responses to “Anchor Yourself During Grief”

  1. Hello,
    Thank you so much for your great blog.

    • admin says:

      Hi Robert,
      I’m so happy to hear from you — and very glad that you found our blog! Thanks for your encouragement. I hope you’ll keep coming back, and if there’s an issue related to grief that you’d like to read about, please let me know! I want to write about subjects that grievers often come face-to-face with — and give practical information to help them work through their grief.

      I’d love to hear from you again!
      Best,
      Judy

    • Sukry says:

      This is such an important ecsxriee for healing. As I focus on what I am thankful for during this week of Thanksgiving, it is a perfect time to sort out what I need to let go of in my life. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

      • admin says:

        Focusing on something we’re thankful for every day is a positive exercise, Sukry! Doing so puts our minds on a healthy, productive track. Thank you for stopping by and reading the article and sharing your thoughts. Wishing you the very best as you take a look at changes to make your life better.
        Warmly,
        Judy