Apr 202014
 

Go ahead and contemplate your own mortality. How does it feel? Would you be surprised to learn that it can potentially improve your mental health to think about your death more often?

It is also impossible to truly know what it is like to die. So here we are, as humans, in this predicament: we have this desire to live, but we ultimately know we will die, and we don’t even know what it is like to experience what can often cause a high level of distress. The unknown is perhaps the scariest thing about it.

Of course, people often struggle with writing but nearly all of them reported that the experience was worthwhile and meaningful.

Our research suggests that there are positive psychological effects to writing about mortality.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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