The colors are muted, that’s OK, at least the colors are returning. I am in the eye of the storm, holding on for dear life.
I am going through the stages of Grief …..
The 5 Stages of Grief
- NUMBNESS & DENIAL-
The first reaction to a loss, numbness or shock can help cushion the blow and can help you get through the initial mourning rituals with the family and the funeral. This stage can last a few hours, days, or even a few weeks.
- YEARNING & ANGER-
The numbness wears off, and the painful realization of the loss hits full-force; you will yearn deeply for your lost loved one. You may be angry and have regrets of things left unsaid or dreams never realized.
- EMOTIONAL DESPAIR, SADNESS & WITHDRAWAL-
The storm of intense emotions of the second stage gives way to a period of heavy sadness, silence and withdrawal from family and friends.
Reorganization and the beginning of positive emotions- Over time, the sadness stage will start to lessen, and you will begin to see a lightening of your emotions. You will start to perceive your life in a more positive light, although bouts of grief and sadness will persist, probably for the rest of your life.
- LETTING GO & MOVING ON-
The final phase of this model is to let go of your need for the lost loved one and to move on with your life. Sadness will lessen greatly, and new interests will gradually occupy your thoughts more and more, crowding out the misery and desolation. The final stage is when you “pull your life back together”.
My layering of my journal page
The finished product.
This exercise was to take your ‘Inner Voice’ and make it a monster drawing – then take your self proclaimed positive attributes / strengths and display them …….. the object being that your positive attributes / strengths will squash that negative inner voice into silence.
Confidence is the only key! I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. I have always prided myself for being true to myself and thinking outside of the box. In fact I don’t even think there is a box. Just saying……