Death is often a scary and uncomfortable subject. It can feel jarring to talk about a topic that may feel taboo or touchy. Unfortunately, as human beings, we must learn to deal with the logic of mortality and death. Learning to accept death and mortality can be difficult. Fortunately, there are ways to prepare yourself and become more comfortable with the concept of death. Read on to learn more about how you can come to terms with death, regardless of your current health and wellness.

1. Prepare Adeqautely

Death can knock on doors without warning. In fact, 61 fatalities out of 100,000 are due to unintentional injuries. When it comes to end-of-life preparation, creating a will is at the top of this list. A will helps relieve your family of the stress of dealing with complex legal procedures after you have passed on.

While one in three people appreciate the importance of an estate plan following the COVID-19 pandemic, about 31% are yet to act on creating a comprehensive will. Protect your loved ones by prioritizing estate planning and begin thinking about your will as soon as possible. Beyond preparing a will, it may be worth it to make a bucket list of things you would like to see or do before you pass on. This can help you envision future plans and make the most out of the rest of your life!

2. Come to Terms

Perhaps the concept of death is arising in your life because you’ve recently lost a loved one. If this recent loss is causing you to have intense or confusing feelings about death and dying, consider seeking support. There are plenty of support groups that can help you through the grieving process and help you towards living a balanced life of wellness and realism.

3. Make Amends

No matter how much people practice wellness and mindfulness habits, folks don’t often have control over their exact time or cause of death. Over half of Americans who die this year will be cremated. Additionally, it’s estimated that about 80% of the population will prefer to have their bodies turned into ash in the next 20 years. Part of accepting death can involve making amends with folks in your life. If there are people in your life you wish you could reconnect with, don’t wait any longer. Reach out to those around you who you may have lost touch with. It may be well worth it to nurture these relationships again.

4. Normalize Death

Death is a subject that many people want to avoid, often choosing to instead discuss less emotional topics, such as sports or work. However, avoiding the subject won’t make it disappear. Don’t be afraid to have open and honest conversations about death. This can help you reduce some of your fears and anxieties surrounding the subject. It’s crucial to understand the logic and reality behind death and dying. If you have children, be sure to give them honest and realistic information about mortality.

Regardless of how many wellness habits you implement in your daily life, death is impossible to avoid. Fortunately, when you use some of these tips, death can feel much less frightening. When you become comfortable with your own mortality, you’re able to live a more fulfilling life, appreciating each day for what it truly is. Don’t let the fear of your mortality hold you back. Set out to create a life that you’ll look back on without regret. Ensure that you are prepared for your own death, properly grieve the loss in your life, make amends with those around you, and normalize the concept of death. When you do these things, your wellness will certainly improve!