How To Start Your End Of Life Plan

What Is An End Of Life Plan?

An End of life plan is a document which allows you to organise your affairs in the approach to and after death. 

It allows you to take control of how you’ll be cared for, your finances, important documents, funeral matters, legacy and much more. 

it can be one of the most important pieces of writing you could ever produce. 

The importance of such can be compared to the legal documents you sign to get married, filing the deed to your new house, or writing your own memoirs.

Idea Generation 

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!

Taking Action With Your End Of Life Plan 

Once you’ve shared your thoughts with a loved one or close friend, it’s time to create a plan. 

This can often be the final hurdle towards achieving your objectives, regardless of whether it’s completing your end of life plan or something else. 

Why is that the case? f you’ve written out all the things you’d like to achieve it’s just a case of acting them out, surely?

Well, the short answer is it depends on the person. 

The final step of truly making change or working towards a goal is avoiding obstacles and taking action.

And don’t worry, this is completely normal, mental barriers towards progress affect everyone! 

This could be in the form of self sabotaging beliefs that you’re not good enough, procrastination or the fear of breaking out of your comfort zone. 

Everybody has their own challenges, but it’s important you look introspectively into yourself and find out what works best for you. 

Ask yourself some questions to find out what works best for you. 

Are you a morning person or evening person? 

Do you like to scribble notes onto paper or are you inclined to create documents on your computer, or online in some way?

These are a few questions you can ask yourself to find out how you can best address any productivity problems you might have. 

And if you’d like to reach out to likeminded people who are also passionate about end of life planning, you can do so today. 

Reaching Out To Others 

You can check out the Before I Go End Of Life Conversations Community here, on Facebook. You’ll find like minded individuals who will not only help you grow, but also will help you grow your end of life plan and bring relief, reassurance and rewards to yourself and your family.

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