For me, the impending death of my human avatar I use as an advisor. Why would I want to do that? Why concentrate on my death? Being aware that my death is always over the horizon helps me to focus on only the important things in life because I remember that I am not immortal and do not have all the time in the world in this lifetime. I make decisions promptly instead of thinking that I have forever as this human.
You may think that this is morbid. I do not as I see death as an advisor, as a companion that is here to keep me real, keep me sane, keep me appreciative, keep me grateful, keep me happy to be alive.
I am not afraid of death, nor do I worry about it. I just accept it and use it to hoan my awareness that there is no time to waste on nonsense, there is no time to waste on the trivial.
I live my life exactly the way I want to, without reservation because death may tap me at any time. This is not scary or depressing; it is a great challenge that helps me to see things as they are so I don't waste time on things that don't matter to me.
I love my human and fearing death does nothing for him. So I talk to my death and it advises me: live a meaningful life. Drink deeply of life. Delve deeply into the mysteries of life. Be the unique self you were born to be without compromise.
I have done this. You can do this too. Death is a friend.