Geraniums in pots on the deck and daisies in the roadside ditches; this is the time of year when everything is blooming.
What about you? Are you blooming at home?
Whether your home is a condo, a farm or a seniors community, it should be a place that encourages the best quality of life. Here are six ways to cultivate personal happiness and health at home.
1. SIMPLY YOUR SURROUNDINGS
- Streamline your daily routines. Look for ways to simplify tasks and get support on the things that overwhelm you.
- Declutter and downsize. Simplifying your surroundings can reduce stress and create a peaceful environment.
2. SECURE YOUR TRANSPORTATION
- Whether it’s your vehicle, public transportation, or rideshare services, easy access to transportation will allow you to stay connected, run errands and enjoy your independence.
3. BUILD MORE CONNECTIONS
- Positive social relationships will enrich your life! Reach out to friends, family, and neighbours. Plan get-togethers or virtual hangouts to nurture your social connections.
4. CULTIVATE DIGNITY
- Prioritize self-care: Nourish your body with healthy meals, stay hydrated, and get enough rest. Self-care contributes to your overall well-being and boosts your confidence.
- Surround yourself with people who value you and are committed to supporting you on your best days and your most challenging.
5. EMBRACE ACTIVE LIVING
- Regular physical exercise improves balance, bone density, and flexibility. Mental workouts like games, puzzles and learning something new keep cognitive abilities sharp. Engaging in active living will ensure you can keep doing the things you love for years to come.
6. PURSUE PURPOSE
- Engage in activities that bring joy and purpose. Pursue hobbies, volunteer, or engage in creative projects. Contributing to something you care about will give you a sense of fulfillment.
- Celebrate your achievements, big and small. Reflect on your growth and the positive impact you’ve had on your own life and the lives of others.
As the world around us blooms, it’s essential to ensure that we, too, flourish in our homes. Consider what changes you need to make to ensure you’re blooming where you’re planted.