Sandi’s Hierarchy of Aging

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Upon reflection on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs  https://www.learning-theories.com/maslows-hierarchy-of-needs.html  I feel that successful aging can be broken down into 3 sections:  Health, Happiness, & Engagement.

Without your health, it’s hard to obtain happiness and be really engaged.  However, one could argue that you could flip the pyramid around and if you are engaged, you are likely to be happy and if happy, more likely healthy.  You choose the direction of the pyramid you prefer.

In the book, I Don’t Have Time: 15-minute Ways to Shape a Life You Love, by authors Audrey Thomas and Emma Grey, 2017 – they state: if something isn’t scheduled, it won’t get done – how true!  The challenge is to take 15-minutes to book your health appointments (over the next year) and notice the shift of empowerment over your health. Certainly, you can find 15 minutes in the day? The Goal:  Stay Healthy to be Happy to allow you to be Engaged. Now make those phone calls.   More about other health tips next time.  Until then brush your teeth, drink plenty of water and move…

 

 

 

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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