Final Fling’s rough guide to end of life planning Too Busy to Die? launched in 2016 when founder Barbara Chalmers did a talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. It featured on TV news in July 2017.
Too Busy to Die? is a light, quick read, with 7 simple steps, clear tasks and timings for how long a task might take and how often you might want to do it. It directs you to Final Fling’s free Life Planning Tools and tells you how you can use them to make sure that, when the inevitable end comes, you’re sorted.
Our research showed that the biggest single driver for planning is making sure we don’t leave a financial burden for others to manage. And mostly, we don’t want to cause any emotional stress by leaving difficult decision-making for others to sort. See more reasons for end of life planning.
Research also shows us that thinking ahead, making plans and sharing plans definitely helps achieve a good death. That’s got to be good.
Need more encouragement?
- Hear from others about their experiences of life and death
- Find out how and why Jane uses her Bucket List
- Hear from Sue one year into using Final Fling
- See 5 reasons for end of life planning
At the Festival, B and Carrie Weekes from A Natural Undertaking also ran a packed out Death Cafe. A Death Cafe is a friendly way to warm up thinking about big issues of life and death. Find a Death Cafe near you and see what you do at a death cafe.
*Final Fling carries out user research from time to time and refers to others’ research to help shape what we do. This shaped the free Life Planning Tools we offer. See more:
- Early Final Fling survey
- Surveys about death and dying
- SunLife annual Cost of Dying survey
- Office of National Statistics
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