When the New Year rolls around, it provides a fresh start for people to set goals to improve their health and mind.
No matter how old you are, setting New Year’s resolutions can be motivating. Resolutions not only help pave the way to a happier lifestyle, but they also help provide meaning and purpose in daily life.
Here are a few New Year’s resolution ideas for seniors and ways to make sure they stick.
Making a New Year’s Resolution List
The best New Year’s resolution will improve the lifestyle of a person, not limit it, so when you’re making a resolution, it’s important to make sure you are setting a goal that is achievable and forgiving.
To make sure your resolution sticks, try to incorporate specific cues that will help remind you of your goal. These cues can be when and where you will accomplish your resolution or perhaps a specific item.
Also, try to involve some friends or family members. Making your resolution fun will make it far easier to achieve.
Eating Healthier and Exercising
Eating healthier, exercising more, and losing weight are three of the most common New Year’s resolutions across all ages. Unfortunately, like most resolutions, such goals can be difficult to keep.
One way to help ensure your resolution turns into a habit is to be specific. Instead of making a resolution to exercise more, aim to exercise a specific length of time so many days per week.
If you are making a resolution to change your diet and eat healthier foods, you may want to place fruits or vegetables within eyesight and in easy reach. This will provide you a visual cue of your resolution, so you are more likely to reach for these foods before turning to unhealthier ones.
Trying Out New Hobbies Or Revisiting Old Ones
If you are looking for ways to improve your mind this year, the most important thing is to keep it active.
One way to keep your mind active is to rekindle your passion for an old hobby. Alternatively, you can go to a hobby class to do activities you have wanted to do but have never had a chance to.
Organizing Your Home
De-cluttering and organizing your home may not be an easy task, but it is one with a variety of benefits.
Not only will having a clean house boost your mood, but it may also decrease the number of fall hazards you have in your home. Plus, if you are considering moving in the future, you will find the process easier if your home is already de-cluttered.
As you age, planning ahead can help you maintain a sense of purpose in your life and feel more secure about the future.
Such resolutions include starting a personal project or hobby, like gardening. Alternatively, this may also be a good time to start researching insurances and senior benefits, so you can worry less about your future.
Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions may be difficult to hold onto, but they provide an ideal opportunity to live a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Whether you want to pick up a new hobby or want to move somewhere new after retiring, it is important to make sure you are living in a good senior community.
At Solivita Living, we provide one of the most beautiful active adult communities in central Florida. Christina Greenslade can help you begin the retirement of your dreams with the perfect home for you.
Contact us today to begin the search for your forever home in central Florida.