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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!

Am I brave enough to be part of the solution or do I just watch and complain about the problem?

Who can I depend on?

What does pride do to me? What does pride keep me from having or experiencing?




Is my first response doubt and skepticism or is it possibility and wonderment?


When I feel empty, what do I fill up with or put into that empty space?

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When I pray for a sign and then receive it, then why don't I believe it?

OCTOBER 13, --
What is it that I say or do that makes me a hypocrite?

OCTOBER 14, --
Am I an example of how to be or how not to be?

OCTOBER 15, --
What is my ancestral cycle of wrong doings and am I brave enough to put a stop to it on my branch of the family tree?

OCTOBER 16, --

OCTOBER 17, --
What have I done that I think could be unforgivable or unpardonable?

OCTOBER 18, --
Am I willing to put as much into my Life as I wish to get out of it?

OCTOBER 19, --
What do I cling to and treasure the most?

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What do I calculate or anticipate?

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OCTOBER 27, --
If I was a lump of squishiness and leaven (yeast) was added to me, what would I become?

OCTOBER 28, --
What is my role in a group setting?

OCTOBER 29, --
What gives me security and helps be avoid disaster?

OCTOBER 30, --
Am I saying one thing and doing another?

OCTOBER 31, --
Am I a show-off or am I humble? Do I think I'm more important or do I have low self-opinion?

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