If you are living in a retirement community, you will know that the new year is rapidly coming up. Celebrating the turn of the year is always an exciting time because it gives us an opportunity to try new things. The start of 2023 is a great time to make new resolutions and start exploring new things.
For loved ones in retirement assisted living communities, here are great ideas for 2023 resolutions.
Take Up A New Hobby
Human beings are creatures of habit and we tend to do the same things over and over again. The problem with this is that it blinds us to the potential that is out there. One of the new year resolutions that you could adopt for 2023 is to find a new hobby to do. This can be anything, from painting to learning a new language. The more radically different it is from the things that you are used to doing, the better it is. Try and find an activity that challenges you and opens up new horizons for you. When doing this, it is important to also consider safety issues. Before taking on something that could have physical and other health consequences on you, ensure that you speak to your doctor about it. This way, your safety comes first at all times.
Update Essential Documents
This may sound like a surprising one but you should make a resolution in 2023 to ensure that you update and file documents such as medical records, medication lists and so on. Such tasks are very mundane, which is why many of us keep putting them off. However, they are important and once we get them done, we can have peace of mind that even in the case of an emergency, there will be no problem associated with bad record keeping.
Eating is one of those biological functions that we don’t often think a lot about. Unless we have a medical condition that forces us to eat particular food, our meal times tend to be very automated where we normally choose what to eat based on our mood and even what is available. However, you can make 2023 the year where you do things differently. This means being very deliberate about what you eat. You could make a resolution to avoid certain food items such as dairy products (especially if you are struggling with conditions such as lactose intolerance). If you take a lot of fizzy drinks, you could choose to eliminate them completely from your diet or reduce their consumption significantly. You coils also add new items to your diet. For example, eat more organic food and so on.
Some of these resolutions can easily compliment each other. For example, the decision to eat organic, self-grown food can also be tied to the decision to take up gardening. If you can find such ties, it is even better as you will find the process more rewarding.
Meet New People
The decision to widen your social circles and make new friends is often more effective if it is a deliberate one. As mentioned earlier, we are creatures of habit and we tend to do the same things all year round. This often means that we hang out with the same people and do the same things. make 2023 a year with a difference. Set out to make new friends, meet new people and expand your network.