Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a real term used in healthcare that refers to daily basic self-care activities in an individual's residence, outdoor environment or both. The ability or inability that an individual performs their ADLs is a measure of the functional status of the individual, particularly the injured, those with disabilities and the elderly. Very young children require assistance from adults to perform ADLs since they have not yet developed the skills necessary to perform ADLs on their own.
Basic ADLs (bADLs) are the things we normally do such as bathing, dressing, feeding ourselves, functional mobility, personal hygiene and grooming. Instrumental ADLs (iADLs) are things such as housework, money management, preparing meals, shopping and work.
Sometimes it is necessary to review the rules of kindergarten to remember how to be nice to others and use Good manners. And sometimes we just need to go back to the basics of the 'Activities of Daily Living' in order to take better care of ourselves and start living Life rightly.
Below you will see 7 simple activities to accomplish at some point during the day all under the motivation of the the daily mentation question below. You have 24 hours to get through this question along with the 7 activities. READY? SET? GO!
August 1, --
What, who, where or when do I need to separate or distance myself?
August 2, --
What is it that I do (that when I do it) makes me favored?
August 3, --
Who or what is my Source?
August 4, --
Why am I choosing to struggle when all I have to do is trust the process?
August 5, --
Which is worse (for me), what I put into my mouth or what comes out of my mouth?
August 6, --
If I was given the fullness of what I have been praying for, could I handle it?
August 7, --
Am I self-aware enough to know when negative energy overtakes me and causes me to act and react fearfully?
August 8, --
What keeps me from being myself? Who am I really trying to impress?
August 9, --
How much Faith does it take for me to feel like something is really going my way?
August 10, --
When I act on impulse, what is the result?
August 11, --
What will it take, what will I have to go through, before I will prune and clean up my Life?
August 12, --
Who or what do I depend on?
August 13, --
What would it look like if I were forgiven in the same way I forgive others?
August 14, --
If I Love others as I Love myself, what does that look like?
August 15, --
If I were chosen as the perfect example for something, what would it be?
August 16, --
How do I demonstrate my view or attitude toward children?
August 17, --
What do I want that money can not buy?
August 18, --
How do I respond to invitations from others?
August 19, --
Could it be that I think I am the exception to the rule?
August 20, --
How equal do I believe equality should be?
August 21, --
When I respond to an invitation, do I give a definitive answer or commitment (yes or no) or do I respond with "I'll try" or "Maybe"?
August 22, --
How do I respond to an intuitive message that I know came through Spirit?
August 23, --
Do I practice what I preach? Do I walk the talk?
August 24, --
What, or who, am I part of or . . . or what or who do I belong to?
August 25, --
What does my judgment of others look like when I have done, or currently do, much worse?
August 26, --
In what way am I blind and just refusing to see the obvious?
August 27, --
What area of my Life is just an act or it is for show?
August 28, --
What did I miss out on because I was a slacker and lacked vigilance?
August 29, --
How committed am I?
August 30, --
If I cannot handle a small amount of money, why should I be given more money?
August 31, --
Why do I allow myself to fall into a discouraged or distressed state of mind?
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