Grief Education

Setting Boundaries While Grieving

Ashley Waite

In early grief, consider taking inventory of the things that drain your energy, and those that replenish it. Megan Devine, author of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, states “this will mean saying no to people, places, and events that are too much for you. It will mean leaving a place you thought you could be, right in the middle of everything. This also means saying the occasional yes to things that have brought, or could bring, a small amount of light or love into your hour, your day, or your week.”

While grief can leave one feeling disoriented, how you choose to create your personal roadmap of support is up to you. We hope this suggestion can be a springboard to additional ideas for care.

Source: Devine, Megan. It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand. Sounds True, Incorporated, 2017.

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