"A Mourning Moment" By Bob Willis
Discover or rediscover a hobby
I began working in the area of grief support in 1994. During the same year, a friend introduced me to clay, and sculpting became my hobby. Creating in clay gave me a sense of balance and a diversion from the stories of grief I heard.
If you are recovering from a loss in your life, I want you to consider creating a diversion for your mind.
Thoughts of grief can consume the mind with memories of our loved one. It can provide a helpful break for the emotional... and physical health if a diversion is discovered.
Perhaps you were involved with a hobby in the past. Consider starting the hobby over again, perhaps even joining with others in a group to provide a time with friends. It can be a very healthy diversion from the emotional load of grief. Even if you do not "feel like it", you might consider the benefits and push yourself a little.
Let's learn from each other. What have you found that gives you relief and a diversion from the constant load of grief? Give us an idea of what has worked for you. Even if the diversion is only for 15 minutes, it is valuable.
What has worked for you?
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
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