10 Ways to
Assert Your Responsibility
up and force yourself to exercise every morning. Anything that
you do will make you feel both mentally and physically better.
2. As long as you don't see your own name in the obituary
list, you are better off than those who are listed, and you
can begin to challenge the new day.
3. Instead of always complaining about your family, recall
how great they really are and what the both of you have
accomplished and achieved. You should be proud of them, but
more important, they should be proud of you.
4. Your opinions and view points are important to you and
you should not be ashamed to express them regardless of how
outlandish. It shows you are thinking and trying to stay up
with the world.
5. Try traveling to see different parts of this country as
well as foreign countries. There are many organizations that
cater to seniors---Elderhostels, Tauck Tours, Cruises, to name
but a few.
6. Go to movies in the afternoon (popcorn is free on
Tuesday). For hearing problems, look for foreign films that
have English subtitles.
7. Take chartered bus tours to parks, museums, theatres,
and casinos. Take very little money to the casinos and always
look for the free or inexpensive buffets. The ride is relaxing
and the scenery is beautiful.
8. Check out books in the libraries that have a big
selection of books in large print. The most current fiction
and non-fiction books are now both in regular and large print.
9. Recognize and accept that you are a senior. When driving
your car becomes dangerous, turn in your license and keys
before your children start to pressure you.
10. You should always regard yourself as number one. Your
children will respect you for your independence