How to make end of life planning less difficult
Making your end of life plan easier can be more enjoyable than you think.
From brainstorming ideas, finding support, and finding knowledge, in this article you will be able to discover all kinds of good gems to help you make your end of life plan just a little bit easier.
3 Tips on How to Make End of Life Planning Easier
When you think of an end of life plan, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Are you anxious that there’ll be so much work to do?
Bewildered by where to start, or what to continue with?
Or are you excited to make your end of life just the way you’d like it?
Everybody’s different, some people enjoy picking out their funeral music, whereas others dread to think about it.
There’s no right or wrong way to do this exercise.
Instead, simply make a list of all the subjects that come to mind when thinking about your end of life plan.
You probably won’t get all of them (that’s okay!)
It can be anything from wills, sorting out financials, funeral preferences or last wishes, to sorting out who gets what, or the kind of legacy you’d like to leave behind.
The point of this exercise is to get you familiar with thinking about the subject.
After writing down your thoughts and reading them a few times, your brain will automatically begin to create and collect new information that springs to mind.
And once you’re familiar with a general idea of what an end of life plan may look like, it’s time to share your thoughts with someone else!
2) Find Someone To Discuss End of Life Planning With
Finding a loved one or a close friend to discuss this topic with can be daunting.
But this isn’t about planning anything concrete yet – that comes later.
Rather, it is to share a challenging subject with each other, so you don’t need to go through it alone.
For all the topics you wrote down previously, share them with your partner and let them stress test it.
Often a second pair of eyes can help you discover pieces of information which were lost or previously forgotten.
Also, ask your partner questions, and don’t shy away from challenging yourself.
Questions such as, ‘do you think this could be done in a better way?’ or ‘what would you have done differently, if anything?’’ can be very insightful.
There’s no such thing as a silly question!
3) Always Learning
To get better at any activity, it’s always key to have a learning mindset.
And the beauty of end of life planning is that there is a plethora of information online for you to find. From personal experiences, books, online seminars and specialised support, there’s plenty of good educational sources to help get you started.
But that can be overwhelming, and make it almost impossible to even begin. So where is the best place to help make your end of life planning easier?
Before I Go Solutions!
By using End of life planning tools, courses and specialised training you, and/or your family, will be able to prepare much more easily for a good end of life.
Individuals from around the world share in their experiences through the Before I Go Solutions resources to help give others the knowledge that has been key in helping them, creating a sense of community as they do so
The simplest way for you to get your end of life planning started is to get a copy of Jane’s book, Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating a Good End of Life Plan. If you’re the kind of person who is good at taking action on your own, and following exercises in a book, then this will do the trick for you.
If you feel the need for more, then…
Take A Look
You can check out The Before I Go Method here, in it you’ll find all the information you need to get started with your End of Life Plan.
If you feel like having some fun, you can check out the End of Life Planning Card Deck, alongside your print Workbook to make it an entertaining game with yourself, friends and family, check it out here.
But if you’re looking for specialised help, our team of amazing licensed facilitators are always available, take a look here.