Throughout last year, I realised how 'loss' can mean many different things, and it took a long time for me to accept this, but eventually coming to terms with this really helped me bounce back after a very challenging year. I went through large amounts of change last year, in a range of different aspects of my life. Once I learnt to accept each aspect, no matter how big or small as a loss of some form, and grieve it individually it really helped me improve my mental health. For example whilst grieving the loss of a friend, I was also grieving the end of season for one of my sport teams which meant a great deal to me. It may seem as though a sport ending in comparison to losing a friend is in significant. But I believe learning to not compare between different experiences in your life, and managing them each individually is very important to allow yourself to fully process any range of experiences.
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