Guide to getting motivated for seniors

Seniors Guide to getting Motivated

With the world being so accessible now via the internet, it can mean we are more inclined to stay in the comfort of our homes. Sadly this can lead to us neglecting other areas of our lives, leaving us unmotivated, depressed or anxious.

We believe goal setting, seeing friends/family and helping others can help us feel a sense of happiness and, as a result, more motivated.

Below you will find a guide on how to begin to feel more motivated.

Start with small goals and work your way to bigger goals.

Setting goals and accomplishing them will make us feel good.

For example, if you are sleeping in too long so your goal might be to wake up at 8:00 am and get out of bed by 8:30 am to tackle the day, or you may have a messy home so you could start with I will clean my room today then the bathroom tomorrow! 

By goal setting, you are keeping yourself accountable, meaning you have something to work towards or look forward to accomplishing.

Spending time with friends and family 

Spending time with friends and family can help us stay motivated as we need human connection to function. According to Matthew Lieberman, author of Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, it is what our brain's lifelong passion is and what keeps us physically and mentally healthy.

By connecting with others, we are giving our brains fuel to feel better. As humans, we crave human connection to function. You may not be able to visit family or friends at the moment, but maybe they can visit you.

It's common to feel like you are being a nuisance asking for a visit, but you aren't! Calls work fantastically too!

Helping others in need.

Helping others can help us feel better by having a sense of purpose and a sense of purpose. We feel motivated to get up and do that purpose.

You might have a neighbour struggling with some gardening, so you could ask them if they wanted you to lend a hand. There are also plenty of charities around that could do with an extra hand. Men's sheds are where they build toys for children in need. They are also great for meeting other people with crafting skills, or there might be a local food bank where you could lend a hand in the kitchen. 

Head to your local notice board to learn more about this.

Limit phone screen time.

If you are glued to your phone for most of the day, critical daily tasks can be put on hold, often leading to a cycle of depression or anxiety. 

Limit yourself to just a few hrs a day on your phone. This way, you will get things done that need to be done.

Make a list and make it visible every day.

By having a list of things to do that is visible for you to see daily, you will see what needs to be done as a reminder. 

If you don't have many things to do, that is okay. You can make one. A list might be doing the washing, dishes, going for a walk, seeing family, plant some silver beat. You see, it can be absolutely anything. The main thing we are trying to do is get you up and out of bed to start the day.

We hope you enjoyed these easy tips on how you can get motivated. Stay tuned for more easy-to-follow guides that can help you improve your quality of life.

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