Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things you’ll experience in life. Even though losing someone is a natural part of life, you still feel an immense amount of grief. This grief can sometimes manifest into anxiety and depression. Although working through grief is difficult, it can also be a “catalyst for a renewed sense of meaning that offers purpose and direction to life,” says the American Psychological Association (APA).
Even though you’re moving forward, you can still remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. Consider donating to his or her favorite charity, framing photos of fun times, or planting a garden in his or her memory. The Huffington Post says instead of focusing on their death, celebrate their lives by cherishing the memories and continuing their legacies.