Life After Loss: Taking Control Of Your Life And FutureSeptember 25, 2019
A study by JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that individuals who had lost a spouse were more likely to have a heart attack or stroke within the next thirty days. This was attributed to stress induced changes in blood pressure and heart rate. Losing a spouse can be incredibly stressful, but it is important for anyone affected to put their lives back together lest they develop health issues. If you are affected by the loss of a loved one, you need to take care of yourself by making the necessary adjustments in your life and planning for the future.
Managing your finances
If you’re dealing with the loss of a spouse, one of the most important things
is rebuilding your financial life. While money may not be the answer to your grief,
it’s important to take stock of your financial situation in order to plan your future.
Start by locating and gathering the necessary documents needed, then notify the
social security administration and insurance companies. If your spouse was still
working before passing away, you should check with his/her employer for any unpaid
salary, retirement plans and accrued vacation days.
WWhen you’re grieving, it’s also easy to forget to pay bills. So remember to
start paying them whenever you receive them in the mail. Also, when dealing with
financial decisions, it may help to get expert advice in order to make the right
financial decisions. You can look for an experienced attorney or financial advisor
who can help you to arrange your finances and even reposition investments to provide
Grieving and healing
When you lose your spouse, whether at the end of a long battle with health issues
or unexpectedly, your world changes. The loss of a loved one can have a profound
effect on your overall health. You may feel numb or like you are in shock, and making
even the most minor of decisions may be uncomfortable. As time passes, you will
have to take charge of your future by building a new life for yourself. If you feel
overwhelmed or depressed by the loss of your spouse, it may help to get emotional
and social support. Joining a local support group with other people who are grieving
can be comforting, especially because talking about your problems can go a long
way in speeding up the healing process. Family and friends can also be great support.
Although you might feel like isolating yourself, sharing memories with the people
in your life can really help. Also remember to take care of yourself. Taking a healthy
diet and exercising will help in reducing the physical effects caused by grief.
Putting your life back on track after the loss of a loved one is very possible.
You just need to seek support and make great decisions that will benefit you in
Written by, Karoline Gore
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