Keeping their memory alive
When grieving, you may be deeply missing the person who has passed away, or worried about forgetting precious memories you shared with them.
Journaling is a perfect way to preserve fond memories of someone who has died. Writing down special memories can be a comforting process, helping you feel more connected to them, and providing you with a memory log to look back on in times you are especially missing them.
Reminds you of how far you have come
Grieving can be a long journey and when you’re in the middle of it, it can be hard to see the better times that lay ahead.
Keeping a journal throughout your grieving process is a wonderful way to track your progress and look back at how far you have come in terms of your mental health and outlook since your bereavement.
Can encourage conversations with others
Talking about death and grief can be a tender topic of conversation for many. When you are grieving, you may initially feel too uncomfortable talking to others as you find it brings up difficult emotions, or you feel like a burden.
When dealing with these feelings, it can be beneficial to write down your thoughts as a way of ‘sharing’ how you feel. This private act of ‘talking’ to a journal can prepare you for uncomfortable conversations with others after the death of a loved one and can make you feel more comfortable with reaching out for support or a chat.