I recently read a psychological study about how January is often the most depressing month for people. Although coping with the holidays after the loss of a loved one is difficult enough, January presents a new challenge.
The “cheer” of the holidays is gone and with the removal of the bright colors and decorations, people are often left with a sense of emptiness. Also, for many people in northern climates you experience a lot of cold and gray days. Then of course, there are the credit card bills which arrive as a result of our expenditures over the holidays.
So, if you feel an intensifying of that sense of emptiness–realize that it may be due to the “January Syndrome.” Sometimes realizing where these feelings are coming from helps in how we react to it.
For more information on coping strategies with the loss of a loved one, please feel free to visit this page on my website:http://www.healgriefwithbelief.com/bereaved-resources/
I also welcome and invite you to share your coping strategies on the home page of the Heal Grief With Belief Foundation page.
May God Bless you,
The Psychic Lawyer