To experience a more fulfilled life, every
facet of our mind, body, and soul needs care. As
we work to become better versions of ourselves, we tend to focus on the body
and mind. We eat the right foods to nourish our bodies. We exercise our
brains to stay mentally active. And we continue to search for new ways to have
optimal health. In
fact, we recently published articles about ways to boost your mental fitness
how seniors can eat,sleep, and play their way to better physical health, which we encourage
you to read!
While a healthy body keeps us
well and active, and a healthy mind keeps us focused and engaged, a healthy
soul keeps us fulfilled and content. Caring for
our soul is essential to life, which is why we pulled together a list of six words
to keep in mind the next time your spirit could use a little boost.
Laugh There's a reason laughter is considered the
best medicine. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring us back into
balance than a good laugh. Humor can lighten a burden, inspire hope, foster
empathy and compassion with others, and keep us grounded. That's powerful stuff!
Rest Being rested can help our energy levels soar. And, when our energy is
up, life's little challenges can feel less challenging. So, set a good sleep
schedule, take a nap, or rest your mind with quiet meditation. The simple act
of slowing the pace of our thoughts can feel just as restorative as a full
Play Having fun releases endorphins, which naturally make us happier and more relaxed. Being
playful also stimulates the imagination, helping us adapt to situations. If
it's been awhile since you've felt playful, try being open to new experiences and engage in an activity just for the
fun of it. Nurture your spirit with nature, music, art,
or whatever sounds exciting to you. Engaging
in a "Yes Day" with the grandkids or a friend could also be the ticket
to your best, most playful day ever.
Read Reading helps inspire us, especially when we
choose uplifting stories or interesting essays that unearth insights and
ideas that can enrich our life. Have fun exploring new titles, swapping books
with friends, or even creating a book club for an added touch of connection.
Affirm Affirmations can be the beginning point to positive life
changes. By repeating positive statements and continually looking for the good in
yourself and others, you'll end up boosting your confidence and creating a more
joyful outlook on life. To get started, simply notice what's special in and
around you. Chances are, you'll inspire others to do the same!
Dream Life has a
way of getting better as we age. Thinking about
the future, having dreams, and establishing goals can keep us excited and
prepared for what's next. It may help to keep a journal. Use it to record your
dreams and track the progress of this important soul work.
By keeping this list in mind and taking
action on any one of these words, you'll be taking good care of your soul.
You'll also be putting yourself on a path to a more meaningful and fulfilled life,
which is our ultimate wish for you.
To further guide your journey, our team at Resort
Lifestyle Communities has created a set of free downloads with uplifting,
soul-caring quotes. Print them, share them, and hang them around your house to
help boost your mood any time of day!
Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) develops all-inclusive resort-style communities to provide a relaxing and worry-free retirement lifestyle for residents. The comfort, safety, and enjoyment of our residents are our top priorities. For this reason, every community is staffed with live-in managers, a 24/7 emergency alert system and concierge service, gourmet chefs, housekeepers, maintenance staff, a full-time lifestyle director, and more. For more information about RLC, visit RLCommunities.com.