Guidelines For A Self-Planned Funeral In Australia
Forethought About Funeral:
There is a high probability that we don’t even think about our funeral even when we are in deathbed having hopes that we will recover back but someday it has to happen so there is nothing wrong with being prepared. You may be interested in Funeral Care to know the care and services offered during funeral.
You would lead the whole of your life being planned and choosing what you want and ignored the rest but once you are dead you have no authority on how things progress unless you have preplanned things.
1. Segregation of your money and things and who will take care or dispose of them once you are no more.
2. Who will take your part on your behalf?
3. Where do you want to die?
4. How do you want to die?
5. Do you want your healthy organs to be donated?
6. Do you want your organs to be disposed?
7. How do you want to inform your death news to your friends and family?
8. Who all should be informed that you are no more?
9. Funeral service
10. Form of disposition
Though the above comes under different categories its good to sort it out if you want to be the decision maker. http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/family-and-community/death-and-bereavement gives detailed services list about death and bereavement to proceed with further steps.
Death something which is hard to discuss:
People feel talking about death leads to negativity and if they discuss and think about it then it may come quicker. In few traditions people don’t worry about their death and its traditions, all they worry about is their will and to whom their properties belong.
Sometimes it is better to let out the things which are haunting your mind to your loved ones, saying them that you can no longer hold on to few things without saying and to have their listening ears on.
You cannot expect people who listen to you to agree 100% but stay clear in what you say and don’t bother if they protest, after all, it is your life and no one else can be the decision maker.
If you feel you cannot share your wishes with anybody then feel free to jot down your wishes on a piece of paper and say them to open it when you are no more. You can also write a will, which can be used late on.
There is no point in having all your important documents saved in your computer without informing anyone about your password to open them. Note down your passwords and leave it along with your death will. There is few online website as well to store these sort of information.
Saving in a safe place:
You can save all your end-of-life paperwork in a recycled box and inform family members to open it when you are dead or buy a memory box with your photographs and precious things which people would wish to save on your remembrance and may use it in their later stage too.
This wouldn’t be possible until a few years back but now with technology advancements, you can get free software’s which would allow you videotape whatever you have to say for future generations and record them onto a CD which is a much simpler way of expressing yourself.