Believe it or not, your emotional wellness is equally important as your physical wellness.
October is Emotional Wellness Month, which makes it a great time to focus on emotional wellness, which is an aspect of health that is commonly overlooked. Emotional wellness and physical wellness are two sides of the same coin, and both are essential for your health. In our previous blog, our senior housing experts in Elk Horn went over several tips for improving your emotional wellness. Here are a few more:
#4. Accept your mistakes and shortcomings.
The vast majority of people understand that no one is perfect, but some still stubbornly hold themselves to a much higher standard than anyone can possibly meet. We all make mistakes and we all have shortcomings, and the sooner you accept them, the sooner you will be able to forgive them and move on with your life.
#5. Keep yourself busy.
When you move into a retirement community of any sort, life can start to seem incredibly boring. Suddenly, your housekeeping, cooking, laundry, etc. are all taken care of for you, so how do you fill your time? Boredom is one reason why depression is so common among older people, but there are plenty of activities within our community to keep yourself busy. You could take a class, join a club, start a new hobby -- anything that keeps you occupied. At Salem Lutheran Homes & Rehabilitation Center, we are proud to be a senior housing community focused on maintaining independence and high quality of life for our residents. Please contact us today if you have questions or concerns about our community.