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!
February 1, --
If my work speaks for itself, what is it saying?
February 2, --
What visual gets most of my attention?
February 3, --
Do I have conviction or confliction?
February 4, --
What makes me feel 'familiar contempt' for someone I know?
February 5, --
Who can I depend on?
February 6, --
When did I allow myself to be tempted into doing or saying the wrong thing so I could be impressive?
February 7, --
Have I turned my back and passed up an opportunity
to teach someone who was willing to learn?
February 8, --
Do I need to respond to every need? If so, is that response a savior mentality, control mentality, ego mentality or guilt mentality?
February 9, --
When someone needs help, do I wait to be asked to help or do I just show up?
February 10, --
When I feel like giving up and throwing in the towel whose guidance do I trust?
February 11, --
How does my attitude, approach and outlook on Life affect my health?
February 12, --
Am I the type that makes excuses and gives up or am I the type that doesn't take "no" for an answer?
February 13, --
Do I care more about my reputation than my character?
February 14, --
If I suddenly had miraculous power, what would I do with it?
February 15, --
How do I handle a change in plans?
February 16, --
Why can't I just surrender to being enLightened rather than choosing to be difficult and argumentative?
February 17, --
What Good thing is present in my Life without me having done anything to earn it or deserve it?
February 18, --
Do I brag about, exaggerate, over-share or dramatize my suffering?
February 19, --
What do I need to give up in order to attain or what do I need to lose in order to gain?
February 20, --
What am I doing or saying just for appearances?
February 21, --
What is the intention of my influence on others?
February 22, --
When was I given the opportunity to practice my skill set and responded wrong or not at all?
February 23, --
When did I know someone could have used my help and instead I chose to do nothing?
February 24, --
Would I want to be forgiven in the same way that I forgive others?
February 25, --
When I pray for a sign and then receive it, then why don't I believe it?
February 26, --
What would it look like if others treated me the same as I treat them?
February 27, --
Why should I reconcile with someone when I didn't do anything wrong?
February 28, --
Do I only do what is required of me or do I stretch myself and go further?
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**This web site's goal is to provide you with information that may be useful in attaining optimal health. Nothing in it is meant as a prescription or as medical advice. You should check with your physician before implementing any changes in your exercise or lifestyle habits, especially if you have physical problems or are taking medications of any kind.