Stop Overthinking and start Pre-Planning
Have you been anxious or started to overthink things you can not control? The coronavirus has had most of us at home with no place to go. A lot of the things that have kept us distracted have been removed. As life slows down you may find yourself spending more time inside your mind. You could sit there and overthink about what is going on in the world. The unknown could overwhelm and create out of control anxiety. Or you could make use of that time and start to plan for your future. Pre-Planning your funeral can give you that little bit of control in a time where not much is. The one thing in life we know is a guarantee, is death. What is going on in the world today goes to show how unpredictable life is. Things could change at any moment. Why not be prepared?
There is no Time Like the Present to Pre-plan for Your Future.
When anxiety kicks in and you start to overthink, stop thinking of what you can not control. Make use of this time to get the process of pre-planning started. End-of-life pre planning can be overwhelming and even create fear in some. The reality is that having an end-of-life plan can help take some of the fear out of death. With all the uncertainty in the world today why not take control of what you can. Be prepared when the time comes for you and give your loved ones the gift of having pre-planned so that all the hard decisions are taken care of.
How do I get Started in the End-of-Life Pre-Planning Process?
Here are some questions to ask yourself to get the process going. This is the first step in end-of-life pre-planning. Once you have the answers to these questions you will be ready to move onto the next stage.
- How many more years do you think you will live? How does your answer influence the need for planning your final chapter?
- List how planning for the end of your life be helpful to you and your loved ones?
- What are some end-of-life decisions you could make now?
- What is the most difficult issue to discuss about your end-of-life decisions?
- Who are the important people you will want to inform about your plans?
- Does your family know now about your preferences for the end of your life?
- Things that concern you most about dying?
- How do you want to be remembered? How can you best pass on your gifts such as your wisdom, faith and understanding of life?
- If you were responsible for planning the closure on the life of a significant other, what information would be most helpful?
Thinking about and answering these questions may not be the most enjoyable thing to have on your mind although it is most valuable. Ponder each thoroughly, as you come up with the answers, your pre-plan will start to take shape.
Check out the book;
You Only Die Once: Preparing for the End of Life with Grace and Gusto. Written by Margie Jenkins. Here you will find these questions along with endless amounts of valuable information on Pre-Planning.