Goal setting is a grounding activity for senior citizens. It inspires to create a healthier and happier lifestyle. This 2020, take up some of these achievable goals and improve your overall physical, emotional and financial lifestyle.
New Year is the perfect time to start fresh and define new goals. If you are one of those seniors who intends to live a better, healthier lifestyle in 2020, here are a few New Year goals we suggest considering.
Revive an Old Friendship
Today, there are dozens of resources to reconnect with old friends. This year 2020, make it your goal to keep in touch and possibly schedule get-togethers with your old friends. It may be overwhelming to feel you’re back at square one with a person you have already shared history with. Yet, studies say that maintaining friendships provide many positive health benefits. It boosts higher levels of happiness and lowers chronic illnesses and depression.
Spend More Time with Grand Children
One of the best feelings in the world is holding your grandchild in your arms and knowing no matter life has in store, they will always be your source of hope.
So, this year, spend quality time with your loving grandkids every few weeks. Staying involved with them and answering their sometimes-endless questions will also help keep your memory sharp. Studies also say that a healthy grandparent-grandkid relationship helps prevent social isolation in old age.
Explore New Hobbies
You may find yourself having more spare time, as you get older. In fact, this is the perfect time to enrich your life. So, this 2020, ensure you explore a new hobby. From knitting, gardening, painting or cooking to photography, there are ample options for you to explore. Just pick one that suits your time and needs; and you are sure to experience a positive change in your life. Having a hobby will not only help you lead a productive lifestyle but will also help you establish new connections.
Volunteer in Social Activities
This 2020, get in touch with charity organizations or local health centres to find events or programs you can volunteer for. In fact, you can even become a mentor to a younger person, by teaching them about life, how to handle career growth, and by simply being around them.
Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. This is a wonderful way to stay engaged and feel accomplished.
Watch Amazing Movies from around the World
Watching popular movies is another great activity you can explore in the year 2020. Good entertaining movies have the power to reduce stress, anxiety and pain. It also improves sleep patterns.
These days, with smartphones everywhere, you have the option to watch your favourite movie any time of the day. Moreover, you can also screen movies with your family members before meals or on weekends to encourage discussions at the dining table.
Set Health Diet Plan
You go through many changes as you age. Hence you need to adjust your diet for healthy aging. By making suitable diet choices, you can control certain health problems, such as diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, etc. It’s never too late to start eating healthy.
Focus on Financial Planning
As you get older, you may worry about depending on your family for financial support. However, you will be glad to know that you can still be independent even after you retire. With some financial planning, you can stand on your own feet and meet your needs.
Whether you need money for your daily needs, medical treatment or a vacation - ensure you keep building your wealth with the help of good investment options. If you face difficulty in selecting the right mix of schemes according to your needs, get in touch with a recognized financial planner. Financial planners are available at certain banks, financial companies, mutual fund
offices and share-brokers.
Apart from achieving all the above goals, having an optimistic outlook on life can actually help you live longer. Researchers have found that optimistic people lowered their risk of early death by 50% as compared to those who think pessimistically. Thinking positively reduces your chances of worrying, thereby reducing stress and decreasing your chances of physical and mental illness.
So, whatever be your New Year goal, make 2020 your best year yet.
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