Senior Tips | October 15, 2022
Self-care in the golden years is easier said than done. Whether we are in our twenties, or in our seventies, this reality holds true. So, what can we do? Change is difficult, and choice is overwhelming, so what we need to do is to choose our desired rituals. Then, we focus on small, concrete steps to render self-care an easy and rewarding lifestyle. It’s all about the trio: decide, commit, and succeed.
Without further delay, here is the second half of our top ten list of self-care rituals to enjoy in the golden years:
Few culinary innovations can top the milkshake for its awesomeness factor. Simply put, it’s as simple as throwing a banana, 3 strawberries, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a few walnuts into a blender. As such, it’s fast, delicious, and nutritious. Try an internet search and find an endless combination of fruits and flavours to enjoy!
In-person or virtual, there are many activities to be enjoyed. Options include but are not limited to lawn bowling, card games, crochet and knitting, reading, volunteering, and more.
Our clientele talk about how much they enjoy having a pet around. For the more active individual, a dog is a fan favourite. For those who are more homely, a cat or parrot may be a more suitable fit. And for those who prefer living art, a Betta fish is always a beautiful addition to the household. It’s as simple as a drive to a pet shop/breeder and you’re on your way!
Let’s face it, we’ve all had times in our lives when we neglected to do the laundry, vacuum and mop, or clean the tub. Undoubtedly, this is a NO-NO! Once a week is all that is needed to keep things looking and feeling good. On the plus side, these chores are a blend of stretch and exercise, so it has its benefits!
Our bodies and minds might not be what they once were, but we have a lot to say about that, and it all begins with challenging yourself to push your boundaries and stay fighting fit. Do something new and exciting, and do it for fun. Whether it means learning a new language, pranking your neighbour, or riding a hot air balloon – just do it.
So, there you have it, – the second half of our top 10 self-care rituals to enjoy in the golden years – right at your fingertips. All you have to do now is go out and make it happen!
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Comfort Keepers senior care of Hamilton, Kitchener, and Waterloo has been helping seniors lead healthy, active, and enjoyable lifestyles for over two decades in North America. We understand the challenges of the golden years, we know what our seniors are capable of achieving, and we offer companionship and care that helps empower seniors to sustain their autonomy, maintain good health, and enjoy their time in retirement.
Our trained caregivers can make your day-to-day life easier and help you make the most of your time, rendering it a relaxing and enjoyable experience. At Comfort Keepers Kitchener and Waterloo senior care, we can help you achieve your tasks so that you can focus on the things that matter. We help our clients find joy by elevating the human spirit.
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