This week is Simplify Your Life Week and we are celebrating with a tip/day over on our Facebook page. Please join us for ideas and inspiration, and share your tips too!
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” –Confucius
“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” –Leo Tolstoy
Thoreau’s quotes below probably best encapsulates why simplicity is so vital (imagine if he could see the lives we lead today). We felt it was important to focus on this message this week (and leading up to it) as it can help to improve quality of life for all of us (and caregivers especially).
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. ” –Henry David Thoreau
Caregivers, especially, with all that they manage, benefit from simplification. If you are caring for a senior loved one, we highly recommend checking out our Aging Wisely blog for “Caregiver Life Hacks“, creative tips and ideas to make life easier. We have listed a number of articles and resources below that will help you as a caregiver and simplify your caregiving tasks. Reaching out for help and not trying to do it all alone is our #1 piece of advice for caregivers…but finding that help can be complicated.
A big goal of our blog (and our daily work) is to simplify the information available, provide what is useful and correct, and help you filter through the information overload. Here are some helpful resources to get you started:
The Mini Downsize (the benefits of eliminating clutter and how to easily reduce over time)
How to Spend Less Time on Paperwork (including links to great online caregiver tools/how to evaluate systems and an important documents list)
Senior Care Resources (distilling the www down to the top links you need, along with free downloads on key eldercare topics)
Respite Care (how to take a break as a caregiver or balance tasks, simple respite prep checklist and how to be prepared for emergencies)
Need help? Make one simple call to get access to almost anything you might need. Our Senior Care Consultant helps you find answers!
Call 727-447-5845 or contact our Senior Care Consultant online!