Many Seniors may think that the idea of a New Year’s Resolution is not for them. After all, they may think, if I haven’t made the change in sixty or seventy years, why should I start now?
But in fact, studies have shown that creating new goals or positive habits can have a positive impact on your health, both physical and mental.
So, here are the top New Year’s resolutions for Seniors:
- Get social — A fun way that helps stave off physical and mental decline is an active social life. Make a resolution to do one thing a month with your friends and family. It can be a night out or just a simple dinner at home.
- Get active — Physical fitness has always been a big choice for resolutions. But you don’t have to make a pledge to diet until you lose weight. Instead, make a resolution to do something each week to keep you active. It could be a light walk around the neighborhood, yard work, or a yoga class to improve flexibility.
- Get cleaning — Or better said, you should choose to declutter your house. Over the years, you have probably accumulated tons of items that you no longer need or want. Rather than hoarding these so that they become a hazard as you move through the house, get rid of some of the excess. You don’t have to do it all at once. Make a resolution to declutter one room or area a month and take it slowly.
- Get organized — Lastly, make a resolution this year to organize your belongings, your finances, and your medical records. All of these can make your life much simpler in the coming years.
Creating New Habits and Goals Can Improve Your Life
You may have seen anecdotal evidence of this—a person who retires from their job after thirty or forty years who then dies after just a few months. The reason behind that is the job gave them purpose and losing this can actually lead to a decline in health. By setting goals and resolutions, you are motivating yourself to keep moving on and thriving.