If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death situation, moving forward can seem impossible. When you also need to hold down a job in New Mexico, it may feel like all the odds are stacked against you. It is difficult to remain focused at work while wondering if there is anything at all you could have done to prevent what happened.
Some companies do give leave for workers to grieve, but this is rarely enough for people to recover from what happened. If you are still struggling to get back on your feet and move forward, here are some tips from NBC News.
- Share with colleagues
The news agency recommends informing the boss and co-workers. This does not necessarily mean giving them details about everything that happened. Letting them know you are grieving may help them to set more realistic expectations about your ability to keep up with work while providing some context for seeming out of character.
- Build healthy habits
When people begin to grieve, they may neglect self-care. You may not sleep as well as you should or keep up with hygiene. Your diet may also take a hit. Some people do not eat at all, while others begin to binge on unhealthy foods. Make a point of focusing more on taking good care of yourself.
- Set a grieving time
No matter how hectic your schedule is, you need time to just let go and grieve. Even just half an hour a day to allow yourself to feel the negative emotions and move through them is helpful. When people do not do this, those emotions can build up over time and cause them to implode.
This article shares tips from NBC News on how to grieve while working. It should not be used as or in place of legal and medical advice.