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SENIORS: CULTIVATING CONFIDENCE

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Among the interferences that seem to accompany aging is the phenomenon of loss of confidence. It is rather like the winter flu or a very bad cold. It comes upon you surreptitiously. It resides longer than it is welcome. It creates discomfort and fatigue. It is unwelcome, but finds, somehow, a way to occupy your frame of mind.

There is about it the need to call upon some home remedy, a salve or balm or elixir to escort it away. Just as it arrived uninvited, perhaps it can be removed just as suddenly. However, it does have its tricks. Occupying yourself with other thoughts, motivations and distractions may work. It may take longer than you wish. Cultivating confidence can be something like planting an early spring flower bed. It may require some careful tending, some gentle nurturing.



Seniors: Maintaining Confidence As We Age

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is easy to lose confidence in ourselves as aging invades our lives. Heading it off is another of those tasks that get added to our list of things to be ready to do as it assumes a place in our daily routines. Loss of confidence comes when physical, emotional and mental abilities seem to be somewhat compromised.

Having less assurance that you won’t fall when walking or standing or climbing steps contributes to that diminishing of confidence. Losing or misplacing things around the house feels like a loss of memory and thus confidence. Awaking to a loss of stamina and the desire not to get out of bed suggests an absence of interest in day to day living. Discovering that there are fewer frineds and social occasions that capture your interest begins to eat at your having confidence to be a part of and reach out to friends and circles of friends.