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8 ways to spend a long day

Amy Weiss | Mar 18, 2021

Regardless of age, we all experience days that seem to go on forever. The same is true, maybe especially so, during a global pandemic. Now more than ever before, it's important to deal well with isolation and adapt to new routine. From mental health awareness to utilizing technology, consider these eight ways to spend a long day.

WWRWalkingPath21. Connect with family and friends

From virtual Zoom chats and FaceTime calls to walks on a sunny day, time spent with family or friends can lift spirits. Using technology to connect? Take a look at these tech tips...

2. Travel the world without leaving home

See the world, explore museums, listen to orchestras, and more—from the comfort of home!

3. Start a new hobby

Always wanted to scrapbook? Dreaming of improving your photography skills? Now is the time to pick up a new hobby or try something new. Especially for people with memory loss, learning new things is beneficial in many ways.

4. Take a nap

A nap might be just the thing to give you energy for the rest of the day. If you feel more tired than usual, make sure to get enough sleep as well. If you're not sure how much sleep you should get, take a look at this blog. Sleep is important!

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5. Try a new recipe

If you've been waiting to try a new recipe, why not today? Or, if you don't know where to start, try searching for recipes with foods you like. The internet is a great resource. Consider finding a recipe with one (or all!) of these five healthy foods...

6. Be active

Consider taking a walk or exercising, if you're able. Physical activity can help reduce stress. Stuck inside on a rainy day? You can do these exercises at home. Check out our tips for exercising and fitness while aging, too.

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7. Engage your brain

Speaking of exercise... Mental exercise is just as important as physical. Here are seven brain exercises to try—and why.

8. Stay healthy and cope with emotions 

If you're feeling lonely or anxious (or a mix of other emotions), you're not alone. Psychological first aid can help you recognize and manage stress, helping improve your overall wellbeing. This resource offers an explanation, as well as interactive tools.

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Senior living communities can offer a variety of programs, spiritual care, life enrichment activities, and more to help you remain healthy and engaged. Common examples of social activities include shopping outings, game nights, movie nights, crafts, writing groups, spiritual groups, meals with others, and much more.

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