New Year’s Resolutions for Women Over 60
How many times have you put yourself down because of ‘failed’ New Year’s resolution promises? You know the ones — the resolutions to lose weight or to go on a diet. Why does there continue to be such an archaic emphasis on women looking thin? While it’s never a negative thing to want to stay healthy, weight loss shouldn’t have anything to do with how good you feel about yourself. Dieting causes people to obsess over all the wrong things, such as calories and fat content. Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle isn’t just about counting calories. It’s about staying active and eating foods that make you feel good.
There’s more to life than depriving yourself of the food you love, especially with a brand new year to embrace. If you’re a woman over the age of 60, you want to live your life to the fullest. You’ve tried the dieting thing in the past, and that’s precisely where you’d like to keep it. This year, you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle while also enjoying it. We’ve come up with New Year’s resolutions that are attainable, realistic, and enjoyable!
Write a Grateful List Each Morning
Sometimes, it’s the little things that count the most. Have you ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Ageing isn’t always an easy process, and it’s common to experience sad or lonely feelings. Consider writing down three things that you’re grateful for every morning. When you wake up, get out a notebook and write down what’s meaningful in your life. By remembering what matters most in your life, you’ll start each day on a high note, and over time, you’ll notice a positive change in your overall mood.
Join a Class or Workshop
Have you always wanted to try Japanese cooking? Well, now’s the time to do it! While the cooking class might be held online, you can still participate in learning an exciting new skill over the internet. These days, you can sign up for a wide variety of online workshops and courses. From Japanese cooking to home gardening to crafting, there’s bound to be something out there just for you. Your best bet is to contact your local community centre and the small business community to see what’s on their upcoming schedule. For example, if there’s a kitchenware store in your neighbourhood, they might offer various online cooking workshops.
Commit to Weekly Exercise
Okay, so we talked about how unhealthy dieting is an unrealistic goal to set for the New Year. However, staying active with regular exercise is crucial to maintaining good physical and emotional wellbeing. You don’t have to overexert yourself with intensive cardio weight training workouts, but by pushing yourself a little every week with a fast-paced walk or chair yoga routine, you’ll enhance your confidence and feel great. Work with a home care agency in Toronto or Los Angeles or New York or where ever you live, that provides at-home caregivers. A professional caregiver can assist you with your exercise plan at home, ensuring that you’re going at just the right pace. Furthermore, they’ll help prepare delicious, nutritious meals to keep you feeling healthy and energized.
Try not to put too much pressure on yourself this year. Start with realistic resolutions that will help you feel your best.