Why older adults struggle sleeping & ideas to improve sleep 💤 It’s common for older adults to experience changes in the quality and duration of their sleep. Many of these changes occur due to changes in the body’s internal clock. There are many reasons why older adults struggle getting a good night’s sleep. Mental and
Colouring gets a high five 🎨 The five best wellbeing benefits of colouring for older adults People of all ages love colouring – from the very young to the young at heart. For both gals and guys, there is no denying that colouring is a relaxing and enjoyable activity. And with the all of the
7 ways to manage uncertainty and reduce stress 😊👍 Uncertainty is all around us, whether it is finances, family, employment, relationships or our mental and physical health. Uncertainty is an unavoidable part of life – but you are not alone. Apart from the essentials of food, water and shelter, humans crave safety, belonging and mattering.
Free counselling offered to Seniors via the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line Good news for seniors seeking support during the pandemic and recovery. National Seniors will continue to offer free counselling through the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line until 30 June 2021 after a federal government commitment to fund the vital service. The Support Line
Two simple techniques to accepting stress 😊👍 Accepting stress is the first step in bouncing back and beating stress. Whilst these techniques may seem self explanatory after reading them, it can be difficult to acknowledge how stressed you may actually be, until you stop to recognise it. Let’s delve in to some of the more
Recognising stress and how to beat it in to relaxation 😊✔️ The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Some stress is good for us – it adds interest, excitement and motivation to life, in the right balance. But it is when the level of stress in your life causes you
Study shows that being stingy with money increases stress levels 💰😬 You may think being stingy is helping you save, but a recent study has shown that pinching the purse strings may actually affect our stress levels. The study was conducted by Queensland University of Technology, published in PLOS One, which found that stingy behavior
Five health benefits linked to adult colouring books Did you know that colouring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus and bring more mindfulness? Ground-breaking research in 2005 proved anxiety levels dropped when subjects coloured mandalas, which are round frames with geometric patterns inside. In fact, psychiatrists have prescribed colouring to patients since the
Four ways to stay relaxed around stressful people 😎✔️ Sometimes the negativity and unrealistic expectations of other people can derail your determination to include relaxation as a valuable part of your life. Don’t let that happen. Instead, consider the following suggestions to help you to remain relaxed around non-relaxed people. 1. Develop an invisible
Reduce your stress levels to improve memory 🧠✔️ Research has found that chronic and acute stress have adverse effects on memory processing systems. Therefore, it is important to find ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life if you’re trying to improve your memory. Do you tend to forget things when you’re stressed?
5 techniques to avoid stress 😊✔️ As we get older, many find it difficult to relax. This is a natural development of breaking away from the daily work-life routine where stress, deadlines, and reporting to management has become ingrained from spending most of our adult life working. Therefore, it’s important to make a conscious effort