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!
Is there doubt in my Faith?
"Hygiene" comes from Hygieia, the Greek goddess of health, cleanliness and the Moon. A well manicured environment keeps critters away. For the body this means fungus, bacteria, germs, etc. As I always say, "Bagworms don't grow on a golf course." Your job today is to identify the area of your body that is most likely to house a critter and then choose an affirmation from this link. Make certain you read why you would say an affirmation 40 times a day for 40 days.
Crossing your knees when you sit is not a healthy way to sit. First, it contributes to back pain because you are torquing your back and secondly, it builds up pressure in the legs. If you feel the need to make those knees touch, then cross your ankles and press your knees together. It's actually quite comfortable and reduces that need to cross the knees.
All you need is 15 minutes to give your windows a little bit of Love. A little bit of Love is better than no Love at all. Use 15 minutes today to clean the windows that you use the most. That might be the side door and bedroom window. It might be the front door and the back window. It doesn't matter. Give yourself a clearer vision on Life by cleaning a few windows today. Ya' never know, you might end up cleaning a few more.
There are few people who do not shave something on their body. You can save money by using shaving cream alternatives such as bar soap (glycerin is the best), hair conditioner, shampoo, shea butter, moisturizing lotion, even dish soap in a real pinch. You can use oils to such as almond oil, olive oil or baby oil but oils may make it harder to clean the razor. Baby oil will also stop the bleeders (nicks) in their tracks by serving as protection between the skin and the razor.
Work on your timing. Kids do not like the rug to be yanked underneath them, so why should you? Think about it. If you tell a child, in 30 minutes 'this' will happen, then in 15 minutes 'this' will happen, then in 5 minutes 'this' will happen, they are better prepared for 'it' to happen (like bedtime or the bus will arrive). It's the lack of awareness of time that gets us into trouble. Use this same awareness about time on yourself and your timing will not only be relaxed, it will be 'impeccable timing'.
Become a dietician! Okay maybe not a Registered Dietician (RD) but become a PD, your own Personal Dietician. Grabbing boxed, packaged, canned, refined, baked or processed food has become an easy way of Life for many. Your job today is to prepare a food list of foods that make your body feel light, fresh and healthy, not lethargic, puffy and miserable. This list should be the basics on your grocery list.
Choose two (2) of the 'LYCOPENE' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Lycopene is the red pigment, a carotene that makes tomatoes red. It is one of the most abundant carotenoids in the human body.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Enhances vision and a healthy prostate.
SOURCES: It is present in tomatoes, tomato products, other red fruits and berries. Small amounts can also be found in guava, watermelon, and pink grapefruit.
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