A few weeks ago, I had a nephew pass away. What makes it all the more
full of emotion is he was only 38 years old and had a heart attack.
Every loss can be difficult to deal with. However, the circumstances of this
loss have been very challenging for me to manage.
At times, I find myself using my old Survival Tool of “disconnecting”.
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So, I’ve come up with a new LifeTOOL to make myself begin dealing
with the emotions instead of avoiding them.
It’s called an Honor Box.
This is basically a twist on another LifeTOOL – The Dump Box.
There are variations of it and it’s important for you to pick what really
fits best for you.
Besides an Honor Box, you could create an Honor Book or an
The goal of all of these “tools” is to “have a place to hold & honor
what your thoughts and feelings.”
I started off, not having my Honor Box done, so there is no excuse in
Here’s how it works:
Set a timer for 5-15 minutes (up to you!), take a piece of paper, write
“Honor” across the top of it & start writing. (Do even 60 seconds to start.)
Once done, take what you’ve just written and put it in your Honor Box. (I’m
putting them in my drawer until my box is done.)
If using an Honor Book / Journal, write “Honor” at the top of each page
you write on.
To be honest, I haven’t figured out how long to keep doing this.
My initial thoughts are 30 days at a minimum.
However, I could get there and decide to keep going!
I want to reinforce, the whole point is GETTING STARTED dealing with all
the different emotions that go along with loss.
There is no right or wrong way – the most important way is doing.
Tell me below what you think of this new LifeTOOL.
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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