Study says thinking about dying can be healthy

Some people think of death as the terrifying thing at the end of the road. But as we know, death is natural and inevitable.

So, whether you’re writing your will or daydreaming of how awesome your funeral is going to be, a new study says thinking about your own death can be healthy. 

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Researchers at the University of East London asked more than 350 participants questions about their death. Like, if they agree with the statement, “I do not let the fear of dying rule my life’” 

The study found people with a positive outlook on death, made better or at least more thoughtful plans for their future.

Perhaps you think you’re amazing at painting and really want future generations to know it, you’re more likely to push that artistic craft as a way of transcending death. After all, a painting doesn’t really die. 

So, if nightmares of car accidents or plane crashes are keeping you up at night, maybe start a small foundation in your name. 

One researcher said working towards leaving a legacy can help you cope with the thought of death. 

 

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