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Activities of Daily Living

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!

May 1, --
When do I experience 'familiar contempt'?

May 2, --
What is the best thing that I can do for myself?

May 3, --
In a 24 hour period, how productive am I?

May 4, --
When does my unconditional Love turn conditional?

May 5, --
What do I believe happens after this physical Life?

May 6, --
A tree is known by the fruit that it produces. If I was a tree, what would I be known for producing?

May 7, --
How Loving am I to those I Love?

May 8, --
If I Love others as I Love myself, what does that look like?

May 9, --
If I cared more about what God thinks of me, more than what others think of me, what would my actions and reactions look like?

May 10, --
How Loving is my Love?

May 11, --
If I know that someone's character is hostile, mean, indifferent or insensitive, why am I so hurt?

May 12, --
What work, cause or endeavor am I engaged in that I feel is motivated or inspired by Spirit (the Holy Spirit)?

May 13, --
When Spirit tells my spirit, the Truth, why don't I believe it and accept it?

May 14, --
What does my Love produce?

May 15, --
When was I in so much pain that after it was over, I was actually full of joy and happiness?

May 16, --
Do I pray with confidence and certainty or doubt, fear, worry and anxiety?

May 17, --
Am I willing to stand in my belief even if others mock or criticize me?

May 18, --
When I worry or feel anxiety, what does that do for my situation?

May 19, --
In what area of my Life am I slacking and what can I do to get a handle on it?

May 20, --
Do I trust my intuition enough to know the difference between the Truth and deception?

May 21, --
Is my 'intention' to bring unity or leave division in my wake?

May 22, --
Do my actions and reactions really express Love or do I just think they do?

May 23, --
Why do I try to make someone else's business, my business, when it's none of my business?

May 24, --
What activates me and gets my motor running?

May 25, --
Am I possessive of my possessions or do my possessions possess me?

May 26, --
How generous am I? Do I give through time, money, acts of service or in some other way?

May 27, --
Am I willing to put as much into my Life as I wish to get out of it?

May 28, --
When I am faced with a once in a Lifetime opportunity, do I take it or do I think about what it would be like to take it?

May 29, --
What does my productivity and level of response say about my beliefs?

May 30, --
Who made you boss? Where did you get your authority? Who did you think you are?

May 31, --
What 'Good' can I do?
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