Flip through the pages, and start with what jumps out at you. Don't feel you need to pour your heart and soul out immediately. Prompts range from frivolous and fun to deep and profound. Start with what makes you feel comfortable.
Don't make it morbid. It's easy to ruminate on the reason for this book, your ultimate departure. Instead, consider it a memory book and a different way to leave behind memories, thoughts, and opinions.
Several prompts have multiple copies if you want to write specific notes to specific people. Others are generic, and hopefully, many can benefit from your words. Pick and choose who they are intended for!
Let your loved ones know this book exists. Please don't keep it a secret. You don't have to wait to share these answers with them. Having these discussions while you can will enrich your life much more!
Every prompt is optional. If you don't like one, or it makes you uncomfortable, don't do it.
Don't feel like you have to write a lot. Just because there is more space doesn't mean you have to fill it up. Do what you can with what you have.
Consider scanning essential pages into digital storage in the chance this book is lost or destroyed.
You don't have to fill this out all at once. You could journal once a day, once a week, or once a year. Refrain from pressuring yourself to complete this within a set timeframe. Leaving a little behind is better than leaving nothing.
Before giving this as a gift to others, ask them if they are open to it and explain its purpose.
There is no right or wrong way to do this. Enjoy the process and trust that you are helping others continue on with their journey with you in their heart.