At RampNow we recently discovered an internet conspiracy of sorts. While this may not surprise you, this conspiracy is not of the sinister variety. It has nothing to do with politics or social issues, but it does have something to do with the way you live your life.
Are you ready? There is a secret society of people out there, and they want you to be…happy. That’s it. August is National Happiness Happens Month, and it was started by the Secret Society of Happy People.
We thought we’d take this time to acknowledge that loneliness and depression can be very real, especially for seniors. But there are ways you can fight this and receive the help that you need.
How to Fight Loneliness and Depression and Be Happy
Meet People in Real Life – It’s easy to start a letter or email correspondence. It’s easy to allow technology and social media to make you feel like you know someone. Even with all these conveniences, meeting someone in real life can make you feel more fulfilled.
Sign up for a Class – You’re never too old to learn something, and when you take a class in-person it can give you the chance to be around people. This can help you find a new creative outlet and a new social experience.
Go Outside – While a disability can make you feel isolated, it doesn’t have to cut you off from the rest of the world. The simple act of being outdoors can make you feel refreshed, and more connected to the world at large. Products like stairlifts and wheelchair ramps can help you make the most out of your experience.
Reach out to People – As we get older our interests and our lives constantly evolve and it’s tough to maintain relationships. Make a running list of people whose company you enjoy and reach out to them. It’s never a bad time to maintain old relationships and start new ones!
Aging and disabilities don’t have to cut you off from the rest of the world. If the loneliness and depression are overwhelming, you should seek the help of a professional therapist. If you need some help in adapting your home to your evolving lifestyle, contact RampNow today!