The thing with losing a deceased loved one is that there will always be a part of you that misses having them around. While there will be pain because of the separation, you will eventually be able to move on and to live life. But don’t be surprised if you experience valley-low experiences on certain days, like deceased’s birthdays and anniversaries, after the New Prague, MN cremation. So that you know how to handle the emotions that arise, here are some tips.
Prepare as the Day Approaches
One of the best things you can do is to simply brace yourself, so to speak, so that it doesn’t take you by surprise. As you see the day approaching, try to plan in a way that helps you deal with the occasion when it finally does arrive. Will you want to have time to yourself on that day? You might want to take the day off work or ask your employer if you could telecommute on that day. Basically, you can use the days leading up to the birthday or anniversary to prepare. Also don’t forget that friends were made for good times, for bad times, and for all times in between. If you’d like the support of friends or perhaps other family members, let them know ahead of time.
Take Care of You
While dealing with the wide range of emotions that might flood your soul on the birthdays and anniversaries of your deceased loved one, don’t forget to take care of yourself. It’s sometimes easy to get caught up with looking out for everyone else and being there for everyone else. But there are times when you need to look after yourself. Be sure to eat right, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, drink enough water, and spend quality times with those you love. As you take care of yourself, you’ll find that it’s easier for you to deal with all of life’s events.
Commemorate Your Loved One
If you can’t have your deceased loved one with you, you can do the next best thing…and that is to enjoy something that they had loved to do when alive. Did you and the person love to go to the neighborhood Chinese food restaurant for the lunchtime buffet? Well you, other family, and some friends can head over to the eatery to enjoy a good meal. It can be a good way to keep old traditions alive and to keep your spirits high.
Do What Makes Sense to You
Depending on your personality, you may or may not wish to be surrounded by other people on the birthdays and anniversaries of deceased loved ones. If you’re introverted, you may want to get away for the day. There are lots of things you can do for a change of scenery. If you’re an extravert, you may want to be surrounded by people. And you can certainly do that.
Scott County Cremation can provide the New Prague, MN cremation you want for your deceased relative. We specialize in direct cremation – a no-frills, no-extras body disposition option that will save you money without cheapening the overall experience. Call us at (952) 402-9000 or visit us at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379 for more details.