Tips To Living Independently When We Get Older

July 22, 2021 admin 0 Comments

When we are kids we live with our parents and they take care of us.  They make sure we have food in our bellies, clothes on our back and a place to stay.  When we reach teen years and finish school, we tend to move out and want to be more independent.  However, over time we will continue to get old and our ability to take care of ourselves will lessen.  As a result, we will need help with independent living in downtown Chicago.

Understand your limits

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One of the hardest things that you will have to do is understand your limits.  The old saying is that you can’t go home again, applies to your ability to do things that your body just won’t let you do.  When you understand your limits you are able to adjust and start to think of different ways of doing things.

Think outside the box

For most of our lives we live in a box.  This box is where we do what we do and where our independence lies.  When we get older, we need to adjust the box and start being more creative.  When thinking outside the box consider different tools that you can use, different placements of items and more.

Help is not a crutch

Many people will refuse help because they want to do it themselves.  Many people feel that if they ask for help they are reaching for a crutch.  This is not the case.  Even when you are at your peak performance level you should be asking for help.  When we ask for help we are not admitting that we can’t do it, we are just finding a way to do it easier.  And let’s face it, when we are older, easier is always better.