New Year’s resolutions have a bad rep.
Most people think of them as corny, cliche promises or goals that never really end up happening in the new year. But, it doesn’t hurt to try! Consider setting smaller, realistic goals that you can work up to and stick with. Here are some resolution ideas for seniors that might be doable for you – so you can enter the new year feeling healthier, happier, recharged, or whatever your goal may be.
- Take a walk every day. Experts recommend 30 minutes every day, but even a short 10 minute walk every day is a great starting point. Take a friend or neighbor with you!
- Cross an item off your bucket list. (Or two, or three!) Take that trip you’ve always wanted. Start that band! Write that book! Whatever’s on your list – it’s never too late to do it.
- Try something new. This doesn’t have to be as “big” as a bucket list item. Consider trying a new food or restaurant. Learn a new skill, or take a course from a local recreation department or community college.
- Connect with family! It’s easy to get caught up in the flow of daily life, so consider being more conscientious of family time and reaching out to connect (or reconnect) with loved ones.
- Make healthy(-er) choices. Simple swaps, like eating more fruits and veggies, skipping dessert (sometimes!), or even choosing smaller portions are good places to start when it comes to eating better.
- Work out your brain. Walking is good for your body, but your brain needs some love too! Try picking up a new game or puzzles, like crosswords, sudoku, or even learning a new language (if you’re feeling bold!) in the new year to stay sharp, mentally.
- Quit smoking.
- Consider a multivitamin or supplement.
- Read more! Books, magazines, newspapers, anything.
- Get more sleep. Even if it means naps sometimes! Focus on a better bedtime routine in the new year so you make sure to get a full 8 hours.
- Speak up! Be more open about how you’re feeling – mentally, physically and emotionally. See your provider more regularly if you’re feeling ill or something’s not right. Speak up if you’re feeling sad or alone, too. And make sure to take some time today, tomorrow, and every day of every year to tell those you love that you care about them!
To find out more about CrownPointe Communities, visit our website. Our staff is here to help find the best location for your needs. And then, join us for a tour! Spend some time participating in activities, enjoy a meal at our facility, and experience all that CrownPointe Communities has to offer. And from our family to yours, we wish you a healthy and happy new year!