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Why is death the first topic on my mind when I wake up?

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Last Updated: 10/19/2020 at 12:23am
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September 1st, 2015 10:49pm
Death is the first topic on my mind when I wake up because I lost my father in 2008. I was only 16 and it hurt me very badly. I am scared to lose anyone else in my life.
October 19th, 2017 4:35pm
Most likely because first thing in the morning your defenses are lowered. You haven't fully woken up and the thoughts you usually push down are more than happy to jump up and torment you before you have a chance to get ready. You're getting sucker punched by negativity. Fight back. Bullies always give up when their victim shows they wont just roll over and take it.
September 5th, 2016 7:20am
Because it is a natural part of life. It is essential to think about it and accept it as an inevitable part of our time here. It does not mean that you are mentally anxious or sick, only that you are trying to process this fact which is by nature so abstract for us humans, since we cannot fathom anything that ends a previous cycle.
July 7th, 2015 10:41pm
Because you're probably feeling sad, alone, you have no one to talk with, let people in, think positive and you'll start seeing things from a different angle :)
May 4th, 2015 2:54am
Many times nihilistic or extreme thoughts are a product of a chemical imbalance-- particularly found in mood disorders like major depression. This is important to note because these impulsive thoughts are not you as a person but what you do with those intrusive thoughts are what you make of them.
May 24th, 2015 2:41am
Think about death is not bad at all, is one of the biggest questions of human kind! But when the topic is: "i want to die", the situation it's completely different. If we are on this situation, we should know that are plenty of reasons to still live on this world, we have only one life, and death is so sure that is gonna win that give us just one possibility to experience this thing that we call life. There is only one problem -that is not even a problem-that cannot be solved: DEATH.
November 30th, 2015 5:18am
It is just because you are filled with negative energy. Its just a matter of time to change everything. Believe in yourself would be the best way to overcome your problem.
October 3rd, 2016 5:11pm
I believe that stems from fear. Fear of dying or fear of living on after someone close to you has passed. Release the fear by accepting that is a natural part of life. We all live and we all die, nobody has lived forever and nobody ever will.
September 30th, 2019 5:35pm
There could be several reasons as to why you are thinking of death when you wake up . One could be due to your mental health like having anxiety and panic, depression these can put negative scary thoughts in our way of thinking. Others would be the loss of a loved one or something that you yourself are dealing with like a Physical health issue . Possibly what you watch on TV like scary movies that involve death because then we go to sleep and dream about what we have seen on tv or heard . Death is something that we all will face one day but there are ways to work on what we obsess about and worry about . Using Coping skills like distractions and meditation , grounding, making sure we replace the negative self talk with positive self talk another good one is Mindfulness .Changing your thoughts as soon as a thought pops up takes time but can be done with practice .
February 14th, 2015 1:44pm
Thinking about death every once in awhile is normal. We all have doubts about what happens when we die, whether there's an afterlife, and so on. However, if these thoughts occur persistently and harms your physical or mental well-being, you may want to pay a visit to a professional to rule out the possibility of depression or other mental health issues. If you are not depressed, and still think about death, then maybe there are factors in your life that's causing you to do so, a recent loss of a family member, for example. Regardless of how much and when you think about death, I think it's okay as long as your health is good.
August 16th, 2016 11:29pm
Probably because you have been depressed for a long time you don't see any hope in life. Go to therapy and work on how to manage it
January 15th, 2018 5:23pm
thinking about death can often be a sign of depression. However contemplating ones mortality can also be a natural experience that most people go through at one time or another in their lives. Finding things to be excited or passionate about can often help to focus your mind on living and away from death
December 1st, 2015 11:20pm
To be honest....I do the same thing but I find its the little things in life that make it worth living.
April 23rd, 2018 2:47am
The first topic is death when you wake up is because an event that happened made you re-occur about it or a frightening dream that made you concern what day will bring you today.
October 19th, 2020 12:23am
maybe it is on your mind because it is what you think about the most and also what worries you the most. You should ask yourself am i afraid of death? What makes me think about death so much? Do i like thinking about death? answering some of these questions will allow for clarifications and these clarifications can help answer your question of why is death always on my mind. It could also be that you are grateful to be alive, hence why its always on your mind as soon as you wake up. Maybe you are just thankful for living another day