Your co-worker has died. Whether their death was sudden or expected, hearing the news is a shock. Your workplace is no longer the same without them. Changes abound no matter if you had contact with them daily, weekly, monthly or annually; whether they were someone you saw in person on a regular basis or remained a familiar voice on the other end of the telephone.
You may be surprised by the strength of your reactions; or on the other hand you may be flabbergasted that you are having such minimal response. However, you are experiencing your grief, remember not to judge your reactions and try not to judge the way your colleagues are reacting. Everyone will respond differently at different times.
Not only is your work life affected, but your personal life is impacted as well.
You may be experiencing changes in your eating habits
Your sleep patterns may be interrupted
Your thoughts about the meaning of life may change
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