The last 2 years have taught us to be more patient and appreciate what we have in assisted living. What we generally take for granted are the most important treasures in life: family and health.
As we enter 2022, apart from gratitude, it is normal for people to set new aspirations, goals, and resolutions like self-improvement to spark positive change.
Residents in assisted living are not exempt from setting goals and resolutions.
While resolutions vary and some are attainable, it is a fact that most are only good at setting goals without actually fulfilling them. But since we are just halfway through January 2022, it is best to focus your energy on sticking to your New Year’s resolutions.
Choose the Right Resolution
Always choose a resolution that is doable and realistic. Do not mind peer or societal pressure. Your goal should be specific and relevant.
For instance, you can say “I want to regularly exercise” when you can specifically say “I will do routine exercise at least 30 minutes a day”. Are you doing it for the right reasons? Or just because this is what others want you to do.
Create a Plan
A decline in health is normal as people age and those who are in senior housing, so regular exercise can help delay heart problems and osteoporosis.
If you want to improve your mood, energy, and strength, choose a specific time of day when to do your exercise for example. You cannot just execute your plans when you feel like doing it.
Be Mentally Prepared
It is not going to be every day that you are inspired or motivated to stick to your resolutions. This can be challenging, but preparing for this kind of scenario will give you the power to keep moving forward.
When you encounter setbacks, avoid the temptation to break your resolutions. Instead, reassess how you can achieve your goals.
Understand that seeing significant results do not happen overnight. You need to make a conscious effort and dedication to see the changes.
Apart from physical strength, regardless of your age, it takes mental power to understand that goals take time. A patient attitude will help you stay on track despite the long process.
Positive thinking is not only important to overcome bad habits but also lowers depression levels, improves physical and psychological well-being, and increases life span.
In sticking to your resolutions, thinking positive will aid in beating challenges and the temptation to revert to old habits.
Keeping your resolutions can be difficult. Most of the time, people tend to stick to these goals only for a month or two.
However, it is important to understand that changing your behavior or achieving a goal is only possible if you will let it happen. With baby steps, a concrete plan, a positive attitude, and perseverance, you will successfully reach it.
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