How Journaling Helps with Pet Loss
When you lose a pet, it may seem as though you’re never going to survive it. The pain instead may just be way more than you can bear. These feelings are normal, and the good news is you will heal. You may want to try something that has helped a lot of other people recover from pet loss – journaling.
Why Therapists Recommend Journaling
Many therapists believe journaling is an effective way to deal with grief or anything stressful in life. The therapeutic benefits of journaling are great, so it may worth your time to give it a try.
Some of the benefits are:
- Venting feelings you’ve been bottling up inside of you.
- Releasing ideas you didn’t even know were hidden in your subconscious.
- Realizing new ways to look at a situation, which can make you feel better about it.
- Reduced stress because you’re putting everything you are thinking and feeling down on paper or on a screen if you’re typing.
Journaling is a good way to vent. This is why therapists often advise their clients to use it. It’s a great way to do exactly what they do in therapy while at home.
How It Helps People after Pet Loss
Society can be so hard on people who have lost a pet. If someone loses a human being that is close to him/her, it’s okay to cry and be heartbroken. However, if it’s a pet, many people do not offer the same type of sympathy. They usually tell the person grieving to pick him/herself up and move on. Pet loss is just not as understood. This can make people who have lost a pet feel lonely. It can make them feel as though there is something wrong with them because they can’t move on with their life.
With journaling, people don’t have to feel alone. They do not have to sit with their own thoughts. They can release all of their thoughts and finally feel peace inside. That’s what journaling can do for you. If you haven’t tried it yet, go ahead and do it. Just sit down with some paper and a pen and start writing. Just write down anything that comes to mind. You may just be amazed at what will come out.
Sharing Your Pet Loss Story with Memorials for a Lifetime
Journaling is a good way to release the pent up emotions inside of you, but sharing your story is also another way. We are always looking for stories from pet owners who have lost their pet. We believe that when people share their story by typing it to us, they are basically journaling. This is what makes it helpful. The bonus is that when someone shares their story, someone else reads it and finds comfort in it because they don’t feel alone anymore. They see that others have the same feelings, and it inspires them to share their story.
Memorials for a Lifetime is a place to bring people who are grieving the loss of their pet together. Please either comment below to share your pet loss story or contact us with it. We would love to read your story and help you during this difficult time.