Your own mortality is perhaps the hardest thing that you will have to face in your own life. It colors your perceptions of everything you do, yet most tend to avoid that fact as much as possible. Your life will, however, begin to change once you work through your own feelings about your mortality. Below are a few ways that doing so can improve your relationships.

Living in the Now

One of the biggest ways that dealing with your mortality helps with your relationships is that it centers you in the moment. You'll stop wondering what is going to happen in the future and start understanding that you have to deal with what is here and now. This can allow you to be more present with your friends and loved ones and less concerned with what might be.

Dealing with the Funeral Home

You'll also become the kind of person who can easily deal with a funeral home. Funeral homes scare many because they are symbols of mortality, but you'll understand the important role they play in helping people move on. Once you come to grips with your existence, you can become the person who runs point for those who haven't quite gotten to the same place.

Treasuring What You Have

Realizing that your mortality is real also helps you to take stock of what you have. You'll stop judging people on what they are not and start loving them for who they really are. When you start to really think about who you are and what your life means, so many of the things that don't matter start to fall away, replaced by those things that bring you joy.

Understanding that Things Are Finite

Finally, you'll start to understand that things naturally come to an end. There are some relationships that you try to maintain, assuming they will last forever. Instead of worrying about what happens when they're gone, you'll learn to let go. Sometimes understanding your own mortality is what will help you to embrace the finite nature of some of your friendships so that you can enjoy them while they last.

Embracing mortality is tough but worthwhile. Try it so that you can move past your fear of endings and obsessions with what will be and instead focus on the moments that matter. If you do that, you will start to notice a huge impact on all of your relationships.

Author's Bio: 

Anica is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.