3 Ideas for Finding Fulfillment as We Age

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by Geena Graham

As seniors living in today’s fast-paced world, is it important to stay active and engaged, both with body and mind. Our minds are our strongest asset, and continuous daily use is important at any age, especially the older we get, for maintaining a strong memory, a stable body, and finding fulfillment as we age.


You do not have to be a professional artist to be creative. There are so many ways in today’s world to keep your mind healthy and embrace many kinds of artistic hobbies. Painting, drawing, sketching, sculpting, and even woodworking are just a few examples of ways to express yourself creatively. Not only could you make extra income using your skill with tools like eBay and Etsy to sell items you make, but also you can make homemade, one-of-a-kind, personal gifts for your loved ones. Other creative alternatives could be auditioning for a play, trying photography, or writing. Any creative hobby will help relax you, and keep your mind and body active and sharp.


Bringing an old vehicle, piece of furniture, or  even an entire home to life again may involve a great deal of work, but using your mind and body to achieve such a feat really does wonders for your health and wellness. Working on a task and seeing it through from beginning to end can be very rewarding and deeply gratifying, and give you a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction. The goal is finding something you enjoy working on, whether it be fixing up and painting an old rocking chair that’s been in your family for generations, or working on every detail of a model airplane. A restoration project cannot only become great exercises for your mind and body, but also your spirit. When you have something to look forward to everyday, it will help your overall wellbeing and allow you to maintain an happy and healthy lifestyle as you.


We've all heard the phrase, "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey." And in that way, traveling can be a hobby, whether you go on a big trip, or stay close to home. If you visit a family member or friend’s house an hour away, or load up an RV and drive across the states, both refreshing ways to stay active and keep both your mind and body strong. Traveling is a fun way to stay in touch with yourself, with your likes, hobbies and friendships, which assist in keeping your mind alert, your muscle memory active and your attitude towards your surroundings positive. For example, if you enjoyed hunting or fishing at a young age, trying it again or keeping up that hobby is important, and if it involves travel then that’s just a win-win.

Whether it's the arts, a restoration project, travel, or something else you enjoy, it is important to find fulfillment and joy in your life, especially the older you get. With the world constantly changing around us, it is imperative to stay in touch with who we are and where we come from, finding happiness in our hobbies and strength in our daily actives to keep a positive mindset and a healthy, productive life.

If you or your loved one could use help to stay safe, comfortable, and mentally stimulated at home, consider bringing a qualified care provider into your home. American In-Home Care always refers qualified, screened, care providers that are compassionate and ready to help. Contact us at 1-844-505-0004 to schedule your free in-home consultation to discuss which care options are right for you and your family.