When someone you love is dying, the whole world slows down or stops. You go through many emotions as you come to terms with what is happening and as the process continues to unfold. It’s probably one of the hardest things for many people to go through – the dying and death of a loved one. Here are a few affirmations to repeat to yourself during this difficult time.
1. I Will Remember The Good Times I Shared
When someone you love is dying, it can be so easy to get lost in all the sadness and grief of the situation. But here’s the thing – the memories that you’ve built together don’t just disappear, even if your loved one is dying or isn’t around anymore.
In fact, keeping those happy moments alive can be one of the best ways to reminisce on your relationship and honor their life and legacy.
Remembering the good times isn’t just a nice thing to do – it can also help you stay connected to your loved one even after they’re gone.
Whether it’s going through old photo albums, reminiscing about funny stories, or simply sharing a laugh with others who also loved that person, keeping those happy memories alive is like keeping a little piece of them with you always.
2. I Will Feel My Emotions
Losing someone you love is never easy, and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by a tsunami of emotions. However, allowing yourself to truly feel those emotions can help you in a number of ways.
For example, by allowing yourself to grieve, even when your loved one is still alive, you’re giving yourself permission to acknowledge and process the pain that comes with losing someone special.
It’s important to embrace every feeling that comes up, whether it be anger, sadness, or even moments of joy and fondness as you remember the good times.
Pushing emotions aside may seem easier in the short term, but it can be detrimental in the long run. Letting yourself feel sad, angry, or heartbroken when someone you love is dying may seem overwhelming, but ultimately it can help you to heal and move forward through the grieving process.
Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to grieving; take the time you need, and never judge yourself for what you’re feeling.
3. I Will Take Time For Self-Care
When someone we love is dying, it’s easy to throw ourselves completely into caring for them. We can become consumed by our loved one’s needs and forget to take care of our own.
But you can’t pour from an empty cup.
If you don’t take the time to care for yourself, eventually you’ll find that you’re not able to give your full self to your loved one either.
It’s not selfish to take time for yourself – it’s necessary.
Whether it’s taking a long bath, reading a book, or going for a walk in nature, finding ways to practice self-care can make all the difference. It allows you to recharge and be fully present for your loved one during this difficult time, while also being kind to yourself.
So don’t forget the importance of taking care of yourself when someone you love is dying. You both deserve it.
4. I Will Find Ways To Connect With My Loved One
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. It’s a time filled with sadness, pain, and uncertainty. It’s important to find ways to connect with your loved one during this time, as it can help ease some of the pain and bring some comfort.
Whether it’s through simple acts of kindness, like holding their hand or reading to them, or finding ways to celebrate their life, like looking through old photo albums or reminiscing about the good times, staying connected is crucial.
These moments can create precious memories that you’ll cherish forever. So, take the time to connect with your loved one and show them how much you care. It’s a small gesture that can make a big impact in their final moments.
5. I Am Not Alone
When someone you love is dying, you want to let them know that they are not alone. But, it’s important to remind yourself that you are also not alone in this process. You have family, friends, and even support groups who can provide comfort and help you navigate through this difficult time.
Remind yourself that you don’t have to bear this load alone, and it’s okay to lean on others for support. Although the pain may never fully go away, it can become more bearable with the help of others who understand what you’re going through.
Remember that there is always someone out there who cares and is willing to help you through this difficult time.