Distraction From Grief
Distraction from grief is a healthy coping strategy. It is not necessary to experience grief intensely 100% of the time to move through your journey in a health manner. “Taking a break” from the grief is actually a healthy coping skill.
If grief emotions become overwhelming, watching a funny movie, calling a friend to chat about something non-grief related, or becoming absorbed in a good novel are all healthy forms of distraction.