Grief is a normal feeling when we experience a profound loss. While it might seem silly to feel a little grief during this unfamiliar time, it is actually quite normal.

Think of all the things that we have lost as a society in the usually social city of London. From celebrations, to visiting our families, going to work, and getting a break from our kids, and that list is mostly superficial. Many people have lost jobs, might lose their home, are unsure how they will feed their children.

These concerns are all very real and very raw and warrant the roller coaster ride of grief. When there is no end in sight to all of this madness, it is easy to get swept away in the what-ifs. Rather than doing so, you should be encouraged to try and allow yourself to go through the grieving process.

Coping with Your Grief

We are all coping with a great deal of reasons to wrestle with a little grief during this isolating and uncertain time. Even if you have not directly suffered the loss of a loved one, you might be suffering a loss that is similar to the loss of a loved one. That can be hard, especially when it is so hard to reach out and talk about our feelings with our loved ones.

It is important that you allow yourself the time to process the grief and do not try to bury your grief in an effort to be tough. Instead, try to find healthy methods for processing your feelings as we work together to come out of this pandemic a little healthier and without huge loss.

In 1969, a psychiatrist published a study identifying six separate stages of grief. While we know now that these were never meant to be a solid list of what you should experience, this is a list that can help you understand what you might experience while grieving.

The stages are:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

Of course, these are not the only emotions that you might experience when you are working through a major loss. However, experiencing these moments in grief is normal. You also may not go through each and every one of these stages. Grief is different for everyone.

Coming Out of the Pandemic

While many people are working toward solutions for the current state of affairs around the globe, such as Tej Kohli, an advocate for AI health solutions. UK Doctors and scientists, some from the city of London, are looking for a vaccine to protect the public from the disaster that Covid-19 has proven to be. It might be easy to think that this will be all over soon.

However, that may not be the case and this is a harsh reality that we all need to face. Understanding that up front will allow you to process that this isolation may last for quite a few more months. None of us really know what to expect when it comes to the future of our London and the pandemic of Covid-19.

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