By Funeral-Link New Zealand | Posted: Wednesday February 21, 2018
The stress of grief makes big physical demands on people.
Funeral-Link recognise just how broad the range of physical reactions on your body can be. Often people can experience a physical reaction and not link it to their grief journey.
People are more likely to get colds or other infections because their immune systems are weakened.
And quite often people report more bruises and scratches than usual because they find themselves bumping into things or having more small accidents or falls than they usually would.
Of course different kinds of people will react physically in different ways. Some might feel energised or restless, and they might look for physical outlets like mowing lawns or doing chores. You might feel they don’t even want to move and or that they want to sleep a lot.
So keep well, look after yourself, spoil yourself, exercise if you feel like it, and sleep if you need rest. Do it your way...Be gentle on yourself.
Funeral-Link members are in each region throughout New Zealand. They share each others values and are able to support families through the journey of change. see: www.funeral-link.co.nz for your local member.