Posts Tagged ‘ bad habits ’

SENIOR SACRIFICES: GIVING UP THE BAD STUFF

Jul 27th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

As we age, we discover some of the things that might have been foregone earlier on. And, we would likely be better off for it. An example: smoking. Some of our brothers and sisters still insist upon it, staining their fingers, coloring their teeth, shaking the room with a cough. At the time it seemed harmful enough; but now the damage is clear.

Apart from the very bad signal that it sends about yourself and the dilatory effects it has on health and body, smoking is one of the most insidious of the bad things that many refuse to surrender.

There are others. But, at the top of most lists comes this one. It really isn’t a sacrifice at all. The



Breaking New Bad Habits, A Senior’s Challenge

Jul 29th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

New bad habits come upon seniors quite unexpectedly. Most of the time we are unaware of their presence. Some observant and trusted person may point them out. A check up at the physician’s may reveal them. A look in the mirror may suddenly create your a-ha moment:” I didn’t know I was doing that.”

There are all kinds of tics, behaviors, language, postures, long since practiced stances, words, phrases, offensive gestures, and so on that make their way into our repertoire. And, like termites at the foundation, they have gained entry without our welcome.

What should be welcomed is the careful, tactical and courteous reminder of someone we hold dear helping us to discover these intruders into our lives and personalities.