How Does Proper Goal Setting Aid In The Grieving Process?

By: Danny Amoruccio
Friday, August 26, 2022

Setting goals is something we all do in our lives. Setting achievable, long-term objectives that contribute to our happiness is essential to planning for the future. A sense of direction and fulfillment comes from achieving your personal goals. Similarly, at Willowbrook Cemetery, we understand the importance of setting goals for healing, particularly during the grieving process.

Since you will be experiencing a wide range of feelings and adjustments to your physical environment while grieving, giving yourself some sense of purpose by establishing realistic and attainable goals can be helpful.

Setting Attainable Goals Helps In the Grieving Process

Although there will be days when the mere thought of getting out of bed seems like too much to bear, it is essential that you give yourself daily, manageable goals to help you through the pain of loss. Goal setting is much more effective when associated time frames are clear and well-defined.

It would help if you tried to put them in writing and keep a score of how far along you are in accomplishing each. A visual representation of your accomplishments along the way can be a source of inspiration and encouragement as you continue working toward your objectives.

However, when contemplating some goals, it is essential to avoid general and nebulous statements like "be happy" in favor of more specific and measurable objectives for the day or week—the odds of accomplishing something increase when you focus on your goal.

Other Tips For Goal Setting During The Grieving Process

Everyone experiences loss and recovery at their own pace, but focusing on attainable goals can help keep you moving forward. For guidance, consider the following:

  • Keeping track of your progress as you work toward your goals is a crucial part of grieving and planning.
  • Look forward positively and take action by avoiding negative connotations such as stop and no; this is a healthy step in your recovery.
  • Consider the people and things in your life, both big and small, that could be of assistance to you in constructively achieving this objective.

Following these pointers should help in the grieving process and enable you to heal faster. We at Willowbrook Cemetery can also help you pick the ideal final resting place for the departed soul at our serene cemetery. Please contact us via the form or number on this page.

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