The month of March is noteworthy at Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services because it recognizes International Day of Awesomeness – and that means we get to celebrate all the reasons our clients are extraordinary! This fun day of recognition started as a tongue-in-cheek gesture between two co-workers on March 10th, 2008. They wanted to celebrate one another’s awesomeness, so they posted about it on Twitter. Since, International Day of Awesomeness has grown into a full-fledged social media phenomenon!
In honor of the day’s tagline, which reads “No one’s perfect, but everyone can be awesome,” we’re shining a spotlight on a few of the ways our clients inspire, motivate, and impress us day-in and day-out.
The Awesomeness of Seniors!
Seniors Helping Seniors® clients embrace the challenges that accompany aging with a fierce conviction to growing older gracefully and the ability to do it all with a positive mindset. Let’s further explore these fabulous characteristics!
When it comes to aging, continuing to live as an independent senior comes with its share of difficult obstacles. From unexpected health issues, finding the motivation to stay active, and struggling to understand the latest technology, we understand how discouraging these challenges can feel at times.
However, we continually see our clients finding new ways to rise above these obstacles. This could mean they seek the assistance of a Seniors Helping Seniors® caregiver or take the initiative to pioneer a neighborhood fitness group to keep themselves and their friends active. No matter what, our clients live with a never-ending drive to become better.
Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can or you can’t…you’re probably right.” This quote hits home on the Seniors Helping Seniors® team because we know the crucial role that mindset plays in our clients’ daily lives. Here’s to our senior community and their “can do” attitude!
How To Maximize the Awesomeness of Seniors Year After Year!
While “awesomeness” is a quality that is tough to define or manifest, there are several behaviors that can help each one of us become the best possible versions of ourselves.
Gratitude is a powerful mindset that helps individuals cope with life’s stressors. Practicing for just ten minutes a day encourages a positive outlook. Try the Seniors Helping Seniors® suggestions below to get started:
- Keep a journal and practice gratitude by making it a daily writing exercise.
- Participate in gratitude meditation every morning by focusing on the things for which you’re grateful.
Both approaches will set the tone for a wonderful day!
Prioritize Health & Wellness
Maintaining a strong body and mind requires hard work, but our clients are always crushing their goals! We at Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services love to see our clients taking control of their health and know their determination will help them age with continuing grace and independence.
Of course, health and wellness encompass more than just physical fitness. For continued awesomeness, incorporate all of the following into your or your senior loved one’s routine:
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes five days a week
- Eat a balanced diet comprised of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains
- Stimulate the brain with mind games and puzzles
- Maintain an active social life
Overall wellness is essential, especially when squeezing every drop out of fun out of one’s golden years!
At Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services, we’re all about spreading kindness and compassion. Participating in acts of good will creates a sense of belonging and can help individuals feel more connected to those around them in the process. One small act of kindness can create an enormous positive response that will keep you and everyone around you feeling incredible!
There are no limits to the ways in which the Seniors Helping Seniors® community exudes awesomeness at every turn and we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate it today and every day!