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Activities of Daily Living
March 7th

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!

Daily Spiritual Progression Path ™  readings Main Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Page

Activities of Daily Living - Mentation Question

Have I ever celebrated the return of a lost article
more than I celebrated the return of someone who wronged me?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Dirty phones really creep me out. Thank God we don't share phones like we did back in the old days when we all had land lines. Think about community intercoms, phones, microphones and loudspeakers at work where multiple people are using the same device. Ewww, I can't stand the thought of it. I feel nauseated! When it comes to community communication devices use anti-bacterial wipes before you dare to stick one up to your mouth.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Movement

Standing Ab exercise that you can do doing a commercial or on a break at work. 'Opposite Elbow to Knee Twist. Start with your feet shoulder width apart, palms on your ears and keep straight posture. Maintaining proper posture, bring your left knee up to meet your right elbow. Return back to the starting position. Repeat the movement while alternating sides. Do 4 rounds for 30 seconds each. This is great for the core!

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Storing anything under the bed is just bad Feng Shui. As electric and energy beings we need energy to circulate around us at all times including the 7-8 hours a day that we are in the bed. Our blood, nervous system, thoughts and emotions circulate. Our heart runs on an SA (sinoatrial node) which is the body's own impulse generating pacemaker. If the natural pacemaker goes out, then an artifical one is implanted. Stagnate or blocked energy can make us feel lethargic and trapped. Keep the area under your bed clean and free of anything stored.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

I am very conscious of using excess energy. It's not a cheap-thing, it's a green-thing. In warm weather I hang clothes outside on a clothes line to dry. In cold weather I hang clothes on hangers on the shower rod overnight to dry. I only use the dryer for towels. I will even hang socks over the shower rod. If you use a laundromat, save yourself the money and just bring your wet clothes home to hang on the shower rod.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Write a description of yourself and your natural rhythm and comfort throughout the day. For instance, I'm an early riser, I'm self-disciplined, I'm a home-body and I'm super organized. I am the perfect candidate for working from home. Write an honest description of yourself so that you can create your perfect Life and dream job out of who you are and not work a job being who you aren't.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Invest in a meat thermometer. It will cost you anywhere between $2 and $60. Beef (Ground) 160F. Chicken or Turkey (Ground) 165F. Beef, Veal and Lamb (Roasts, Chops, Steaks) 160-170F. Pork 160F. Chicken and Turkey Breasts 170F. Chicken or Turkey (legs, thighs & wings).

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Movement

Choose two (2) of the 'Vitamin C' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.
Get creative!

SOURCES: Alfalfa sprouts, apples, asparagus, avocados, bee pollen, beets, beet greens, berries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, burdock root, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chickweed, citrus fruits, collards, cucumber, currants, garlic, grapefruit (pink), leafy greens, green vegetables, kale, kelp, kiwi, lemons, mangos, mustard greens, onions, oranges, papayas, parsley, peas, persimmon, pineapple, potato, radishes, raw vegetables, rose hips, spinach, spirulina, all kinds of sprouts, strawberries, sweet peppers, swiss chard, tomato, turnip greens, watercress and wheatgrass. Also fruits and their juices.

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