When you feel stuck in your grief, you might find it hard to move forward. Getting unstuck is a process that requires patience, perseverance, and cognitive flexibility. Every person’s stuck point is different, so it’s important to reflect on where you’re stuck and what you need to do to move forward. You might be able to identify the root cause of your stuck point. If you feel that you’re stuck in one particular way, consider the following strategies to move forward:
One way to deal with stuckness is to get out and do something. Look for clubs or volunteer opportunities in your community. Think about other emotions and issues you’ve been having trouble dealing with and think about ways you can get involved. You might be surprised at how many things you’ve forgotten about. By thinking about how you can be of service, you can begin to find ways to move past your stuck state. You might also find that you’re feeling stuck because of your feelings toward something or someone else.