"Count your blessings" and "think positive" is often something we hear and tell others from the time we are young throughout our older years. Often it is something people tell their seniors as seniors experience, and learn to handle, life changes as they occur. The advice to practice demonstrating gratitude and thinking positively, while it may seem cliche, is actually very good advice. Practicing gratitude and thinking positively can positively affect both mental and physical health, especially in seniors. One of the many positive benefits of Senior Helpers of North Miami, which offers a comprehensive suite of programs and services that support aging-in-place throughout Miami, Miami Beach, and North Miami Beach, is having a companion for your senior that can help them focus on the positive, such as being able to stay in their own home.
Demonstrating Gratitude Improves Sleep and Enhances Empathy
Practicing gratitude has many benefits that go far beyond helping you to feel better at the moment. According to PsychologyToday, if people spend just 15 minutes writing down a few things they are grateful for before bed, it can help them to possibly sleep better and longer. Increased sleep, in and of itself, has a plethora of mental and physical health benefits, including helping the body heal, all of which is important for everyone but especially seniors. Demonstrating gratitude can also help people feel kinder toward others. This increased empathy helps to build relationships, something that is especially beneficial to seniors. The wonderful weather in Miami allows seniors to be outside and interact with others, which can be made easier with a more empathic attitude. Senior Helpers of North Miami provides companions that build positive and caring relationships with your senior that allows your senior to happily age in place with someone who genuinely cares for them and their well-being.
Gratitude Improves Physical Well-Being
Demonstrating gratitude can help to improve physical well-being for people of all ages. People who practice gratitude and think positively often report feeling fewer aches and pains (Psychology Today). People who practice gratitude often get up and move around more and keep more active overall, which also contributes to fewer aches and pains and better physical health. People who tend to look for things to be grateful for also tend to look around and choose to spend time outside observing the beauty around them. North Miami Beach offers a multitude of good weather, sunshine, and beautiful things to look at, offering your seniors many things to take note of and be grateful for while they are out and about and moving around. Senior Helpers of North Miami, as part of their job as caring companions, can help your seniors as they go for walks, enjoy time outside, and notice the wonderful things that are in and around their homes.
Gratitude Fosters Mental Well-Being
Practicing gratitude and positive thinking also benefits mental well-being. Multiple studies have shown that when people practice gratitude and positive thinking that it has the ability to reduce a multitude of toxic emotions, from frustration to envy to regret. Counting "your blessings" or things you are thankful for has been proven to increase happiness and reduce depression, thereby increasing the mental health and well-being of those practicing gratitude. This can be especially important for seniors who may have been through a great deal or are simply handling the changes that life brings, especially as people age. Practicing gratitude can help seniors to stay in a positive mental state and help them age with less pain and mental stress. Senior Helpers of North Miami provides companions that help your seniors age in place in their own homes, a fact that helps them to be happier and age with less stress. Our companions are kind and caring and can help your seniors focus on the things they have to be thankful for, helping them to better their mental well-being.
Practicing gratitude and thinking positively has many benefits for people of all ages, especially seniors. Demonstrating gratitude can help your seniors sleep better, improve their physical health, and also help foster overall mental well-being. Senior Helpers of Northern Miami offer companion services throughout the Miami, Miami Beach, and North Miami Beach area that can help your senior age in place in their own home and help them to focus on the many things they have to be thankful for. Contact us, Senior Helpers of North Miami, today to see how we can help your senior age gracefully at home.