Summer Self-Care Activities At Our Retirement Community in Austin
Discover the Importance of Self-Care at any age
Self-care has been an increasingly popular topic in the last few years, and it looks different for everyone. Self-care is how someone takes care of themselves mentally and physically, and no two people experience it the same way!
Dedicating time to take care of your wellbeing at any age is the key component to practicing self-care. Luckily, adding self-care to your routine doesn’t have to take too much time; it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or more, depending on what works with your routine and preferences. Since self-care looks different for everyone, The Clairmont Retirement Community provides our residents with both planned and flexible self-care opportunities. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of self care and the self-care activities we have at The Clairmont.
Benefits of Self-Care:
1. Reduces stress and improves mental health – Self-care activities have proven to improve mood, as it decreases stress and helps you reflect inward.
2. Improve physical health – Whether it’s taking the time to take care of yourself like hygiene or exercise, you’ll be able to reap the benefits that you can see and boost your overall confidence and self-esteem.
3. Improve your relationships – When you’re able to take care of yourself, you can help others more mindfully.
Self-Care Activities At The Clairmont
There are endless opportunities for self-care at the Clairmont, including eating a nutritious meal during our dining experiences, buying yourself a bouquet of flowers, or even booking a massage! However, it’s essential to take care of all aspects of your health, so here are a few additional examples of self-care:
Emotional – Talk to a friend or family member for a good laugh, or try journaling outside to reflect on your day. Regardless of the specific activity, spending dedicated time on self-care for your mental and emotional health is sure to shift your mind in a positive way.
Environmental – Enjoy the fresh air around our community by taking part in our gardening activities, or join one of our volunteering opportunities outside to enjoy the weather.
Intellectual – Do you love reading? Try setting up a perfect reading space in our community common areas. You can turn it into the perfect picnic in the shade with a book, snacks, and water to hydrate. Be sure to remember your sunscreen in the Texas sun!
Physical – At The Clairmont, we offer many ways to get active and always include something for everyone on our calendar. We offer various exercise classes for our residents, including morning strolls, yoga, tai chi, and more! However, we recommend taking your exercise outside as being in the sunshine offers benefits like improved mood and boosts your immune system.
Social – We offer various community social events each month based on many different interests so that there’s something for all of our residents! Join us for one of our events, including happy hours, bingo, or a day trip. You may find a new friend in our community.
Spiritual – For those who enjoy it, connecting spiritually or religiously helps with self-care. We support all of our residents in these endeavors and provide different offerings like church services, bible study, and transportation to local religious sites.
At The Clairmont, we recommend finding a self-care method that works best for you and incorporating it into your daily or weekly routine. If you need some other ideas for self-care activities, a member of our friendly staff can help!
Contact our friendly team today to learn more about our residency or to schedule a tour of The Clairmont.
Autumn means colder weather, and that could also mean flu season too! It is important to stay warm and safe this season, especially because family and friends are traveling for the holidays!
If you are visiting someone or plan to, make sure you are layering your clothes or dressing appropriately for the weather, staying on top of your health by eating nutritious food, staying active, and getting proper rest. Don't forget to wash your hands and utilize hand sanitizer in public spaces!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and that means food and family! People have different ways to prepare for Thanksgiving.
Some plan out a list, down to the activities and conversations that can take place at the dinner table. These people also take out the recipe books and follow the directions to a tee! Others may take the go-with-the-flow approach and wing it! That includes recipes too.
Which group are you in? No matter your approach, we hope that this holiday season is a fulfilling one!