For people who have lost near and dear ones, it is often difficult to let go of their inhibitions and truly enjoy their holiday. Grief always sets in, in full swing during the festive season, as you simply can’t stop thing about the people who have passed you by.

However, there are ways to deal with this grief and if you do wish to make an effort to not bring down the festive spirit for those around you, there are a number of things that you can indeed do.

Cry, if you fee like it!
Express your feelings, of you feel like crying, just let it out unabashedly. Those around you will understand and after you have cried your heart out, you will feel much better and will be able to soak in some holiday cheer.

Acknowledge the people you miss
Though your loved one may not be there with you physically, there is always a way of staying connected with them spiritually. Acknowledge them in your prayers, do not try and forget them, but be grateful that they were a part of your life and celebrate the time their spent with you.

Be Grateful
Being grateful for your loved ones and what they brought in to your life, can help you move on and be happy instead of grieve. Thank God for the fact that they were a part of your life, and for how they made your life brighter and better. Being grateful is the best way to celebrate the time they spent with you and it’s a great way of strengthening your spiritual bond.

Count your blessings, and you can indeed fight grief that comes your way. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist around the festive period and you can learn how to tweak your diet, so that good can play a role in making you happy. A homeopath too can help you in identifying herbal and natural methods by which you can stay happy.