The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on improving certain aspects of our lives for the better. With the last few years being a struggle for so many, it’s even more important than ever to create uplifting and helpful goals for 2023.
New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be complicated. In fact, the more attainable, the better! Focusing on your health and making daily tasks more manageable is an excellent place to start. Here are some of the best 2023 resolutions that seniors should consider and can start immediately.
New Year’s Resolutions 2023
Focus on organizing and decluttering your living space. An important resolution is increasing safety in your home by reducing hazards that may cause slips and falls. Installing handrails and additional lighting can help for more clear paths of movement and reduce the chance of injury.
It is essential to have your finances organized. Knowing which financial institutions have your accounts, the balances, types of accounts, titles and who the primary and contingent beneficiaries will add to your financial security and peace of mind. Adequately managing and allocating your finances can reduce unnecessary stress for seniors.
Inquire with loved ones and a trusted attorney on how to protect your assets. Asset protection can possibly include a modified Power of Attorney and Trusts. Also, be aware financial abuse by others and of potential scams when surfing the internet, checking emails, and receiving phone calls.
Check in with your healthcare provider and keep up to date on appointments, required doctor’s visits and tests. It is also very helpful to create an inventory of all current prescriptions and dosages that you may be taking. This can ensure your safety as your health is monitored and medications are changed.
Take time to ensure you replenish your mind and body with seven to nine hours of sleep. Increase your activity by taking a walk and nourish your health by drinking water and eating foods rich in nutrients to help boost your immune system.
Increase socialization among others in your age group. Join new clubs and activities in your local community to make new friends. As you welcome in the New Year, try a new hobby to engage your mind!
Focus on strengthening bonds with family members and loved ones. Spend time with the ones who mean the most to you and that you cherish as your support system.
Keep Your Resolutions Simple
Don’t overcomplicate your New Year’s resolutions. As long as your goals focus on positive aspects in your life, you’re already on the right track. Keep your resolutions simple and good luck in 2023!
Tully Law Group, PC Elder Care & Estate Planning Attorneys
As elder care and estate planning attorneys, you’d be amazed at how often our client conversations revolve around a client’s health, finances and relationships. In fact, that’s what estate planning is all about. Helping a client establish a Will or a Trust has everything to do with a client’s family, the assets to be inherited and ultimately their aging, health and mortality. So let’s add one more small resolution to help ourselves and our loved ones – establish or review your estate plan this year. It’s a simple phone call to us and we’ll help take care of the rest. This will not only help you organize your life and finances but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that you’ve provided for your loved ones and made their lives simpler.