Tips for Managing Stress Related to Funeral Planning

Planning a funeral can be a challenge, but many people find that it is easier to do sooner rather than later. Arranging for a funeral in advance also takes away much of the stress of the planning process. For tips on making funeral pre-arrangements in Tacoma

Tips for Managing Stress Related to Funeral Planning - Mountain View Funeral Home

Pre-Plan Well In Advance

There are many other benefits to pre-planning a funeral , and thinking about these benefits can help you manage stress levels as you plan. First, pre-planning eliminates the time pressure of planning a funeral following the death of a loved one. It also allows you and your family to focus on mourning and healing after the death of a loved one, rather than having to make last-minute arrangements. Lastly, pre-planning also saves a great deal of money, as many people tend to make emotionally motivated decisions when making funeral arrangements at the eleventh hour.  

Take Care of Yourself

It’s not easy planning a funeral, so it’s important to practice self-care. To stay healthy and avoid emotional burnout, be sure to exercise, eat right, and get plenty of sleep. Some people find it helpful to socialize, while others prefer to be alone. Listen to your emotional needs, and ask friends, family, spiritual leaders, or a counselor if you need support.

Check Out the Funeral Home Thoroughly

Get price lists from each funeral home that you visit, and use this information to draft a budget. Make sure each funeral home has a license and decent reviews on sites like Google and Yelp. If you arrange and pay for services in advance, save copies of the receipts and other documentation and keep them in a safe place that will be available to loved ones.

At Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park we have helped thousands of people make pre-arrangements at our 120-acre cemetery in Tacoma . We offer a full-service facility with three chapels, two reception areas, and an on-site cremation chamber as well. For more information, call us at (253) 584-0252 or visit our website.

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