Can I Cheat on Mother Nature?
A few years ago, when I was first beginning as a senior move manager, I was in a senior community helping a client move. I came across two elderly women chatting in the hallway. Their conversation seemed to exist mainly of comparing stories of their aches and pains. As I passed by I overheard one woman say to the other, “Getting old is hell!” I often think of these two ladies when something in my own body doesn’t feel quite right. If you find yourself identifying with these women, fear not! There are steps that you can take to mentally and emotionally ease into Mother Nature’s plans for you.
Step One: Honestly assess your health. If you have not been to the doctor for a physical within the last year, call for an appointment. Be proactive in your health care.
Step Two: Make both short term and long term plans in regards to your home. Do you want to stay in the home as long as you can? Keep in mind not only the safety of your home, but also the upkeep of it. Would you prefer to be in a smaller home, possibly a senior living community?
Step Three: Using both Step One and Step Two as a guideline, make proper adjustments to your health and your home. What is crucial when making changes is that you provide yourself with enough time to accomplish what you have set out to do. Be realistic about the amount of time each task will take.
When you’ve arrived at Step Two, give some serious thought to hiring a senior move manager to assist you with all that will follow. Although a move may not be in your immediate plans, this person will be able to help you achieve your goals in a reasonable fashion, reducing the stress that is often associated with decluttering and/or moving. A senior move manager such as Organize Senior Moves (Albany and Saratoga, NY as well as Charleston, SC) is available to help with this process. You can also visit the National Association of Senior Move Managers website (https://www.nasmm.org/) to find a senior move manager in your area.
So, do not bother to engage Mother Nature in a battle that you will lose. Make the most of what is available to you, and have her come back at a later time!