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!
Do I only do what is required or do I go above and beyond the call of duty?
There are two very Good reasons for closing the toilet lid before you flush the toilet. 1. It's bad Feng Shui to leave the toilet lid up because energy escapes through this route. 2. MythBusters' Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage confirmed that flushing open toilets causes particles of fecal debris to fly into the air as far away as 6 feet. If your toothbrush, hairbrush or make-up are within 6 feet, then they are covered in fecal germs. It's been described as the spewing effect, much like the Fourth of July.
'Plank Pose' is one of THE BEST exercises that you can do. This pose will make you stronger super quick and will tone your abs, back, chest, forearms and shoulders. After 5 seconds you will feel it working. It would be better for you to Google this Yoga pose than it will be for me to explain it to you. It's basic but boy oh' boy is it results oriented! If there is no other exericse that you do today, do this one and you will see exactly what I mean. Hold this pose for as long as you can, working up to 1 minute. One minute is 1 rep. It may take a couple of days before you can do 1 rep but it will be worth it.
Give yourself '2 minutes to tidy'. Seriously that's all you need to tidy-up. If you give yourself '2 minutes to tidy' in the morning and '2 minutes to tidy' in the evening, you won't believe how much you can get accomplished in that amount of time. If you are doing the 'Plank Pose' today, then you already know that one minute is a helluva long time. (winky wink)
Check your credit report. Do not dodge this because it is important information. You can get a free credit report on www.creditkarma.com. If you have old debt on your credit report, then Google the statute of limitations in your State because debts older than 5 to 7 years can be removed from your credit report in the blink of an eye due to the statute of limitations. Cleaning up a credit report is often times a lot easier than one thinks.
One of my favorite productivity and work ethic quotes is by Lord Chesterfield that says, "Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him." I naturally move quickly but I can not stand to be hurried. Seriously, I can not stand it. This quote just gets me because I don't want haste to be evidence that I can't handle my Life. Your job today is to handle what you have so that you can show the Universe that you can handle what you really want.
This is the time of year when cooking is really fun. Use 15 minutes out of your day to organize your spices and jot down the basic spices that you do not have. The basics are salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and cinnamon. Spices are not cheap so buying one or two a week will grow your spice collection. Do a Google search on a spice shop in your area and get to know their wonderful uses.
Choose two (2) of the 'GLUTATHIONE' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”) is made of three amino acids - cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine, which is produced in the body (liver).
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Many healthcare practitioners refer to Glutathione as the 'mother of all antioxidants'. It also helps to protect the body against cigarette smoke and free radical damage. It is a terrific antioxidant and may help to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and x-ray radiation. It also helps with liver and blood disorders.
FOOD SOURCES: It is present in the cells of animals, nuts and vegetables. Even though it is present in many foods you already eat, you can boost your Glutathione levels by eating sulfur-rich foods such as; garlic, onions and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and watercress. You can also exercise to boost your Glutathione levels or take a Glutathione supplement.
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