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Life Lessons from Seniors Everyone Should Heed

By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on

Many seniors have a wealth of accumulated wisdom and knowledge to share. Some of these life lessons come from experience or common sense, but regardless of where it all comes from, the elderly can provide a lot of insight on life, love, and happiness. Here are some life lessons from our treasured clients at Nashville Home Care Assistance.

Choose a Life Partner Who’s Also Your Friend

The reason so many seniors enjoy long-lasting relationships is often because there was more than an initial physical attraction or a need to boost social status. Choosing a friend to be your significant other can provide a steady source of comfort and support that will become increasingly valuable over time.

Follow Your Own Path at Your Own Pace

Social media makes it too easy to draw comparisons between your progress and the life journey of others, and the pressure meet or surpass the accomplishments of our peers result in added stress and anxiety. Take a step back and decide what’s right for you, then take steps to achieve your personal goals.

Get Rid of the Clutter in Your Life

There comes a time when you need to say enough is enough. Take stock of what’s important and eliminate the unnecessary or burdensome things in your life. Reorganizing the clutter in your life can be as simple as knowing when to give yourself a break, fostering friendships with positive people or simply knowing when to let stuff go and move on without carrying excess emotional baggage.

Stop Putting Off Things Until ‘Later’

It’s not always clear how precious time is until you reach a point where you regret the things you put off. The lesson here is that every effort should be made to go to those after-school or weekend games, explore genuine interests or learn the required skills to switch from a job you feel chained to, to a career path you’ll truly cherish.

Never Go to Bed Angry

Whether it’s with a spouse or other family members, lingering feelings of contention and animosity sometimes lead to making foolish choices. While it may seem like an old-fashioned notion, knowing when to swallow your pride and call a truce before turning out the lights gives you more time to focus on the good things in life, and less time to linger on the bad.

Overall, the message is the same: Care for yourself and your loved ones and make the most out of life. If you want to help your senior loved one make the most of his or her golden years, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our friendly and experienced caregivers provide quality hourly and live-in home care in Nashville, including meal preparation, running errands, light cleaning, and medication reminders, leaving your loved one more time to do the things he or she enjoys most, like hobbies and spending time with relatives.  Call us today at 615-656-4999 for a complimentary in-home consultation.