It’s that time of year again; we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. As we welcome the New year, we may feel as though we have to turn over a new leaf or make commitments to change our ways. Traditionally, New Year’s Day has been tagged as the ideal time to kick start a new phase in your life.
It is important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a stimulus for enormous character changes. It is a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behaviors and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. What are your goals for the upcoming year? What would you like to do or accomplish? What positive lifestyle changes would you consider for 2022?
With the New Year ahead of you, perhaps you consider it a challenge to live a life being characterized by caring, kind and sharing behaviors with others each day. Begin with a gentle approach. Your wisdom and past life experiences will enable you to help a friend in need. Use your strength and courage to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. Some days this approach might take a little more energy than others. People need people, and you can fill your life with the peace of offering others a helping hand.
The New Year ahead of you is like a blank page and you are the designer. Make a conscious effort to cover the page with good things. Make a choice to fill each day throughout the New Year with things that bring you joy. The joy will be a means to happiness. Happiness results in positive physical and mental well-being. Focus on the happiness you are filled with and the happiness you can share with others. Avoid the trap of negativity; rather, count your blessings each day. A heart filled with love is a happy and peaceful way to live life.
The New Year lies before each of us. You are in control of how you live life in 2022. Perhaps 2022 is the year you consider making a move to an independent senior living community. During 2021, The Arbordale, was in the mode of “out with the old and in with the new”. Our newly renovated community is nearing completion. Call for a tour – you’ll like what you see. The active lifestyle at The Arbordale, surrounded by like-minded people, provides great opportunities for joy and happiness.