Everyone can benefit by setting goals for the future. Goal setting can help you improve your health, social habits, lifestyle and more. As you grow older, New Year resolutions can help challenge you to keep looking forward to the future. Here are seven great resolutions worth keeping for 2018.
Volunteering lets you give to those in need. At the same time, you gain satisfaction and joy in knowing you are helping others reach their full potential. Seniors have lots to offer in the way of personal experience and expertise. Volunteering gives you a chance to connect with others and share your talents and skills.
The older you get, the more important it is to stay on top of your health and fitness. Regular exercise can keep you physically and mentally fit. Make time for group classes, join a gym or take up a sport to incorporate exercise into your daily schedule. Even long evening strolls will contribute to better health and fitness in your golden years.
Eat Healthier Foods
Learning to make wiser food choices is another resolution worth keeping in 2018. A wholesome diet will strengthen your body, protect you against disease, increase your energy levels and keep you in shape. If you’ve developed a sweet tooth or fast food habit, make healthy eating a goal for the coming year.
Rekindle Old Friendships
As you age, it’s easy to lose track of friends who no longer live close by. With modern technology, however, you can rekindle old friendships even if distance keeps you apart. You can rekindle long-term friendships by connecting via phone, email or social media. Renewing old friendships lets you share precious memories of the past and create new ones for the future. Don't forget that you can look forward to making new friends when you join us at Beverly Hills Carmel.
Spend More Time with Family
Set a goal to spend more time with your family in 2018. Celebrate special occasions together or enjoy an evening of fun and games at home. If your family lives far away, connect by phone or Skype regularly to share news of your life. Strengthening family ties will help you appreciate those who matter most in your life.
Learn Something New
It’s never too late to learn something new. Many seniors take advantage of classes offered by their retirement community or local college to develop new skills. Do you like cooking? Take classes to learn new cuisines. Do you enjoy sports? Take up tennis, golf or Latin dancing. Learn a new language or develop computer skills. Set a goal to expand your interests in 2018 and see how exciting life can be.
Laugh More Often
Laughing helps reduce stress, lifts your spirit and makes life worth living. Resolve to laugh more often. Share funny movies with friends, play crazy games with your grandkids or share hilarious stories from your past. See the humor in life and enjoy it to the full in the New Year.
If your goal is to enjoy a higher quality of life in 2018, come see us at Beverly Hills Carmel. Here you can make new friends and expand your horizons while living in a safe, comfortable, close-knit community. Call us at 310-278-8323 to schedule a tour of our facility today.