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Tips for Coping with Age-Related Stress

Becoming a senior citizen is a time to celebrate and to finally take time for you. However, many senior citizens tend to suffer from stress and anxiety due to bills, debts, investments, family members and medical conditions. This constant level of stress can take a great toll on the human body and can really take away from this new stage in one’s life. Reducing stress and anxiety will help not only improve your overall mood and well-being, but it can also help the whole family.

5 ways to start coping with your stress today:

Go for a stroll. Go everyday just to relax and enjoy the scenery. Don’t talk or think about work, bills or anything that might damper your mood. Enjoy all of the sights and sounds that surround you. The walk can be around the block or even to a park, as long as the focus is relaxation.

Ease financial stress. Since financial stress is often a large problem for today’s seniors, try sitting down with a loved one or financial advisor with your finances. They can offer advice and help you stay organized.

As they say, laughter is the best medicine! Laughter therapy is a fantastic way to deal with stress. Enjoy a daily joke, a funny movie or just joke around with a friend. Laughing strengthens the immune system and gives the heart and spirit a great workout.

Remember when. Take the time to remember those pleasant memories that put a smile on your face. Try to remember celebrations, a particular vacation, graduations or any other event that is especially meaningful to you. Share these special memories to your kids or grandkids. You might be surprised about how interested they really are, and you may get that satisfying feeling that often comes with passing down those stories.

You have a lot to offer! Try volunteering in your community or becoming a mentor. Doing this can allow you take advantage of the decades full of life experiences and lessons you have learned along the way. Plus, these activities can help bring you daily joy and provide you with a feeling of purpose in life.

Start these 5 tips and tricks today for a more enriching lifestyle and you will be on your way to a new, happier and healthier you tomorrow!

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