How to stop constantly thinking about death?

As a smoker I think of mortality a lot.
Plus I feel a bit kindred spirits with the older folk in life.

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@Speedy Thank you for posting about this. I go through this too. I am sorry you do. The voices upset and worry me about this and can get quite heavy and burdensome to live with. It makes me think of death far too much. I want to enjoy the moment too.

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ā€œhorrible thing when you kill a manā€¦you take away all he was going to do, and all he ever wouldā€™ve been.ā€ ā€œUnforgivenā€.

dyingā€¦had a heart scare last week, might have aphib in my heart. I hear all that happens is that they give you meds for itā€¦but origijnally what started all this is that I got a very closely looked at heart beat rate of only 36. scared the doctors so off I go the heart doctorā€¦passed the stress testā€¦more or less you have to above 135 beats a minute I got to 142 for one minuteā€¦then I could stop. .never done anything like that in my lifeā€¦out of breath for about thirty secondsā€¦scared me to deathā€¦I donā€™t want to dieā€¦you guysā€¦if you smoke or vapeā€¦stop itā€¦vaping I heard a scary story at walmart from the cashier that a boy who got hurt in a car accident couldnā€™t be supported on life system because he had popcorn lung.

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Yes hobbies help. Enjoy doing things that you like. Need to slowly increase time spent on hobbies and useful things and forget about unwanted and not so useful things.

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Ive spoken to many very elderly people, in Care Homes whilst i was Nursing - and they always said, that they wished they stopped worrying too much. And the end of the day - we come from nothing - and we go back to nothing.

Your meant to be enjoying your life in the moment, not picking out the latest model of an oak coffin.

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Try to change how you see death. For some people its a peaceful thing, i think making it less distressing would be easier. Its impossible to just not think of something unfortunately.

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To me death makes as much sense as schizophrenia.

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Oh so true @Naarai

Live for the moment, i wish i could

Im constantly worried about everything :sleepy:

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Iā€™m a hypochondriac and I think about death a lot.

The thought of my consciousness being gone for eternity scares the sh-it out of me.

I hope thereā€™s something after deathā€¦

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Theres definitely existence after

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I hope youā€™re right

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One day will be the day - glad you stopped

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I hope to be so tired out by life that I am happy to let it go.

sorry but only thing is stop this proper medication.prozac did magic on my suicidal thoughts

Death is an unavoidable part of the cycle of life, yet many of us do everything we can to avoid accepting our mortality. But coming to terms with the inevitability of death can help teach us to live more fully in the here and now.