Love and Connection in a Time of Loss
We’ve all experienced loss in some shape or form. It could be the loss of a dream job, a friend moving away, a health crisis, or a change in lifestyle that you didn’t plan for. The death of a loved one is a very painful experience. It’s hard to even say the word "death" in this context. The end of a life is so final, so permanent, and so irreversible. We call it a loss to soften the blow, to help ourselves or the other person feel better. The pain of such a loss – when experienced fully instead of being buried with busyness and distractions – is life-changing.
1) To find meaning in loss, you have to feel the emotions and allow them to just wash over you.
2) It’s okay to be not as productive, not as focused, and to drop some obligations and commitments - at least for the time being.
3) Some of the things I'm doing (or not doing) during my own grieving process.
4) Scaling back to prioritize the essentials doesn’t mean you stop brainstorming ideas, making progress, producing things or sharing your creative output.
5) Sharing is a way to connect with others and to build human connections.
6) In the midst of deep despair, you can also have true joy. You oscillate between the two. A memory can trigger mixed emotions – it can bring a smile to your face, or cause tears to fall.
7) Your friends are there for you even when you’re not at your best or living the best version of yourself.
Read the transcript.
- Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
- Sebastian Brian Mehr: Album – Olemus; Song – La Nieve (hearnow.com)
Visit website: www.dyanwilliams.com
Subscribe to productivity e-newsletter
Join our newsletter
Sign up to get updates on blog posts, online courses, bonus tips and exclusive access to Empower Toolkit