Managing your emotions while planning your Will
Anger. Guilt. Sadness. Are these emotions that come to mind when it comes to Will planning? It’s not uncommon for people to feel emotional when planning for their will. This can be a difficult and emotional process, as it involves thinking about one’s own mortality and making decisions about how your assets will be distributed after you’re gone.
Some common emotions that people may experience when planning for their will include:
- Sadness: Thinking about your own death can be a difficult and emotional experience, and it’s not uncommon for people to feel sadness when planning for their will.
- Anxiety: Making decisions about how your assets will be distributed after you’re gone can be stressful and may cause anxiety.
- Guilt: Some people may feel guilty about certain decisions they make in their will, such as disinheriting a loved one or leaving more to one person than another.
- Relief: For some people, the process of planning for their will can be a relief because it allows them to take control of their affairs and ensure that their wishes are carried out after they’re gone.
If you’re feeling emotional while planning for your will, it’s important to take care of yourself and seek support if needed.
Now that that’s out of the way, here are some things to consider when it comes to managing the emotions of others, when planning for your estate:
- Talking to a loved one or a family member about being an Executor.
- Once you have named who gets what in your Last Will, you should outline who gets whatever remaining items are leftover
- Do you have backup beneficiaries for the items you want to list in your Last Will? You may want to think about that
Find out more about what you may need to know about Wills by clicking on the link below and checking out the interesting video on Wills and Estate Planning that you might want to watch. It’s a video that is mostly geared towards citizens in the U.S., but the advice is always helpful for everyone.