Planning a funeral can be overwhelming and stressful. Many people find it difficult to make decisions when they’re grieving the loss of a loved one, and dealing with the responsibility of planning a funeral can become overwhelming. Below, we’ve put together a few tips for reducing the stress of planning a funeral.
Planning a funeral in advance can be a difficult thing to do, but it will make things easier in the long run. Putting preliminary funeral plans in place can ease the stress of planning the funeral once your loved one has passed. While it can seem heartless to think about money when a loved one has passed away, planning ahead and working out a clear budget will relieve some of the stress.
When arranging a funeral, you’ll need a few important documents to hand. Having these documents organised and ready will make the process easier. Documents required include:
Birth and marriage certificates
Medical certificate of the cause of death
NHS number or NHS medical card
Organ donor card
It’s a good idea to put all of these documents together in a folder so that you have them on hand whenever you need.
Sharing the load of planning a funeral can help to reduce stress and ease anxiety. Sharing the responsibilities of funeral planning and delegating certain funeral tasks to family members and friends can reduce your stress and make the planning process easier. Funeral planning can be exhausting and overwhelming, so don’t be afraid to ask for help and share the load.
Planning a funeral while grieving the loss of your loved one can be difficult to deal with. It’s very important you look after yourself during this time and ensure that you have all of the support and help you need. Talking to family members, friends, or a fully-trained bereavement counselor about how you’re feeling can help you process what you’re going through.
At Stockman & Loram, we’re proud to be the only family owned and operated local funeral director in Paignton and Brixham. We specialise in looking after bereaved families and friends, providing them with the support and guidance they need when making funeral arrangements. For more information, visit our website.