When we are forced to think about the end of our lives, we get nervous. We would rather think about anything else. But, you would be surprised at how our thinking will change when we are facing the end of our life. Here are 5 end of life lessons from experts.
5 End of Life Lessons
Healthy people often focus on all the details in their busy lives and lose the ability to put things in perspective. You need to adopt different attitudes and values that people who are dying have. This can make your life better.
1. Adjust Your Priorities
It’s easy to take your friends and family for granted when you are busy. It seems like everything else comes first. Remember to stop and appreciate any meaningful relationships you have.
2. Make Time for Loved Ones
Again, when you are busy, you can forget to make time for those who are close to you. If you make them most important, you will show that you care. It will also make you feel less stressed out.
3. Have Meaningful Conversations
Having emotional talks is hard. It’s the last thing we want to do sometimes.
You may not like to apologize, look for forgiveness, or give feelings of love or thankfulness often. It’s awkward and makes you vulnerable.
Or maybe you think the people you love already know how you feel.
It’s good to have these conversations though. It can make you feel closer to those around you.
4. Don’t Hesitate to Share Deep Feelings
Like with meaningful conversations, we don’t often share any deep feelings that we have either. In fact, many families don’t talk about feelings unless something bad happened.
If someone you love died and you didn’t share how you feel, you would be filled with regret.
But, if you do share your feelings, especially before someone’s passing, it will bring you closer to them.
5. Prepare for the Worst
It’s always good to be prepared. This means having all the proper documentation that’s needed for your passing.
This can mean electing someone to make medical decisions for you if you aren’t able to do it yourself. Or sign “do not resuscitate” paperwork.
It’s hard to do, but ultimately it helps your loved ones. It makes them less stressed and they know what you want. They don’t have to guess.
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