If a senior that you love suffers from low self-confidence, there are some steps that you can take to help boost how they feel about themselves. Perth at-home care professionals recommend the following tips to help boost your loved one’s self-esteem.
Seniors who exercise on a regular basis feel better about themselves. Exercising naturally releases hormones known as endorphins, the chemical associated with happiness. Additionally, as the senior builds his or her strength, he or she will be able to do more things for themselves while naturally boosting his or her self-confidence.
Replace Negative Thinking
Seniors often fall into the habit of seeing the glass as half empty instead of half full, especially when they live alone. Therefore, each time that you hear your senior loved one say something negative, stop and encourage him or her to see the positives in every situation. Over time, seniors may change the way that they are thinking themselves.
Set Small Goals
Seniors often expect too much of themselves, which further lowers their self-confidence when they do not meet their goals. Instead, encourage the senior to set a goal and then break it down into smaller steps. Praise your loved one when he or she completes each step along the path toward meeting his or her larger goal.
Do Volunteer Work
There is something inside most people that makes them feel great when they are helping others. Even seniors who cannot get out of the house can still find ways to volunteer. Non-profits, for example, are always looking for help. The praise they generously hand out will boost your senior’s self-confidence.
Talk About the Senior’s Fears
Many seniors have fears that are unrealistic. Encourage them to talk about the things that are bothering them the most. Even if the fear is realistic, two people working to solve it together is better than one person worrying about it alone.
There are many things that you can do to help boost your senior’s self-esteem. One way to do so is by calling Home Care Assistance at [hca_phone]. We provide flexible Alzheimer’s, dementia and stroke care Perth seniors need to boost self-esteem and emotional wellbeing. Let us customize a unique care plan for your loved one when you call today.