Practical Tips on Practicing Gratitude as a Senior

Companion Care at HomeWhen aging in place, it can seem like a challenge to do even the basics of living. Things become more difficult, and things seem gloomier than they were when you were younger. It can be hard to appreciate the small things in life, and practicing gratitude may not be something you do regularly because it feels like there is not enough to be grateful for. However, that is not true, and the more you practice gratitude and feeling grateful for things, the more mentally healthy you will be and the happier you will be aging in place. Here are some easy ways to start practicing gratitude.

Start In The Morning

One of the best things any senior can do is create a routine. Having companion care at home helps get you up and ready for the day, and as you’re sitting down drinking your morning tea or coffee, get into your journal and write. Take a few minutes to talk about what you are grateful for at the end of your journal entry, and think about all the things that happened the day before that made you smile. This is the best way to get your mind in a happy place, and it may help the day ahead go a lot smoother because you already have a good attitude about the day.

At The End

Some of you may not like the mornings, and that is okay. Instead of writing first thing in the morning, choose to reflect before you go to bed. Companion care at home can help you get into night clothes, make a cup of tea, and set you up somewhere to journal. This is where you can reflect on one thing that happened during the day that you greatly appreciate. Maybe it’s something companion care at home did for you that they didn’t need to do, or maybe it was an act of kindness from a stranger. Focusing on one event and writing about it to remember it later can help you feel grateful.

Reflect On Bad Times

Now, this doesn’t mean you should hold a grudge or even feel stuck in the emotions of the bad times. But it does mean you should remember how bad things were to enjoy this moment when things are easier. Reflecting on harder times allows you to appreciate everything you have now, and that can be wonderful when practicing gratitude.

Share With Family and Friends

You can do more than just write what you’re grateful about; you can also share it with friends and family. If companion care at home does something to help you with things, you can go ahead and tell them how much it means to you and how you appreciate it. This will not only make you feel good, but it will make them feel good, too. You can share this wonderful event with family and friends because it will make them feel good knowing you have things that are helping you thrive in life, especially while aging in place.


If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring companion care at home in Ardmore, PA, and the surrounding area, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. (484) 206-4544

Ibrahim & Mariama Suma-Keita