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Evening & Weekend Grief

Evening & Weekend Grief
Grief can impact your sleep. Whether it is having a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep, when your sleep is disrupted it can create much distress in the evening.
In the evening, there are no distractions. The night may bring long hours of empty or unstructured time.
Whether it be your spouse, child, parent or anyone who lived with you, to help with a meal, watch television or talk about your day, it can create much loneliness in the evening.
Darkness has an impact on mood and motivation. When it gets dark earlier in the season, it can lower your motivation to want to participate in evening activities.
Rumination is when our brains go over and over things going on in our lives. The brain tries to make sense. Rumination can happen at anytime but it is especially common in the evenings.
Not looking forward to evenings or weekends is normal because you are missing the time you would have spent with your loved one.

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I am a grief counselor, certified grief educator, certified professional life coach, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping you navigate through life and loss. My greatest joy is to help others, to have the honor to listen to your story, and to offer hope. I am truly grateful and it is my privilege to be on this journey with you.