Senior Habits for a Happy Life
Laurel Springs Retirement
Get Some Help – Simple Hacks To Help You Build New Senior Habits
At Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma we believe that the key to success in retirement is setting good senior living habits and routines in place to maximize your time, events, and lifestyle choices.
Choosing good health, for instance, is usually a matter of making good habits that align with what you truly need to be putting in your mouth, moving through life as in exercise, and the friends and personal connections that you making in your retirement life.
At Laurel Springs Retirement, you’ll find many choices for a happy senior independent living life and we make sure to fill our community social and exercise calendar with activities that have a high probability of leading you to have a happy senior independent living life!
Creating new senior habits isn’t easy, no matter where you choose to call home, but at Laurel Springs we really try to make it easy for you to achieve a top-shelf retirement life.
Here are six simple hacks that will make it a little easier. Use them until you’ve internalized the new habit and don’t need them anymore.
Senior Habits for a Happy Life at Laurel Springs:
Schedule It And Put It On The To-Do List
Sometimes we forget to do that new thing we were trying. Maybe we forget that we’re supposed to be having eggs for breakfast instead of a stack of waffles, or that we need to get that daily walk in.
Schedule your new habits or make them part of your daily to-do list until they become something you do automatically.
Make Your New Senior Habits Very Public and Be Accountable
Let family and friends know what new habits you’re trying to establish. They will call you out if you don’t stick to your plan and get you back on track.
You may even go as far as sharing it publicly on Facebook or write a blog about your new journey. Knowing that others read it and know about it might be just enough to keep you going when you feel like throwing in the towel.
Piggyback On A Senior Habit You Already Have
Whenever possible, add the new habit to one you already have. For example, if you fix a cup of tea or coffee at 4 pm, and you want to get in the habit of taking a daily walk, make the new ritual to go for your walk and then come back and enjoy your tea.
It’s much easier to amend an existing habit or ritual than creating an entirely new one.
Make Slipups Costly if You Stop Following Good Senior Habits
Here’s a fun idea. Put a jar on the kitchen counter and each time you slip back into your bad habit or forget to stick to the new one you have to put five dollars in the jar. It will quickly help you remember to skip that sugary food and motivate you to go out for that walk. For extra motivation donate the money to charity at the end of the month or hand it over to your spouse to go spend on him or herself.
Find A Partner and Help Each Other Along
Find someone with the same or similar goal. This could be a workout partner or a diet buddy. Keep tabs on each other and encourage each other to keep going. It’s much harder to skip a walk if you know someone else is depending on you being there.
Make It A Senior Habits Group Challenge
If one accountability partner is good, a whole group is even better. And they don’t even need to be local. Find a supportive group online and challenge each other to stick to your new habit for the next 30 days or so. Not wanting to be the first one to give up will keep all of you going until you establish that new habit.
Give these simple little senior habits hacks a try. Keep using the ones that you find helpful until you have made new senior habits you can stick with without the help of any tools or support.
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