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Activities of Daily Living

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a real term used in healthcare that refers to daily basic self-care activities in an individual's residence, outdoor environment or both. The ability or inability that an individual performs their ADLs is a measure of the functional status of the individual, particularly the injured, those with disabilities and the elderly. Very young children require assistance from adults to perform ADLs since they have not yet developed the skills necessary to perform ADLs on their own.

Basic ADLs (bADLs) are the things we normally do such as bathing, dressing, feeding ourselves, functional mobility, personal hygiene and grooming. Instrumental ADLs (iADLs) are things such as housework, money management, preparing meals, shopping and work.

Sometimes it is necessary to review the rules of kindergarten to remember how to be nice to others and use Good manners. And sometimes we just need to go back to the basics of the 'Activities of Daily Living' in order to take better care of ourselves and start living Life rightly.

Below you will see 7 simple activities to accomplish at some point during the day all under the motivation of the the daily mentation question below. You have 24 hours to get through this question along with the 7 activities. READY? SET? GO!

March 1, --
Do I give accurate accounts of what I see? What kind of witness am I?

March 2, --
What will it take in order for me
to produce what I am truly capable of producing?

March 3, --
Have I ever celebrated the return of a lost article more than I celebrated the return of someone who wronged me?

March 4, --
If I want what someone else has earned, am I willing to go the distance or sacrifice what it will take in order to make it happen for myself?

March 5, --
What Good do I do?

March 6, --
Have I condemned or judged others for their shortcomings when I have done far worse?

March 7, --
Do I say and do things just for show or do I practice what I preach?

March 8, --
What do I need to turn over with physical force and dramatically cleanse from my Life?

March 9, --
Do I feel more appreciated by or taken more seriously by strangers more than I do by those closest to me?

March 10, --
What would it look like if others forgave me in the same way I forgive them?

March 11, --
How disciplined am I to do what I feel called to do?

March 12, --
When did I not recognize something Good when it was right in front of me?

March 13, --
If I Loved my neighbor 'as myself' then what would that Love look like?

March 14, --
Do I revere myself more than my Creator?

March 15, --
What is the big deal about a name and what it means?

March 16, --
Do I approach Life with expectant Faith or doubt and hesitation? How is that approach working for me?

March 17, --
How is my situational awareness? Why do I allow myself to get upset over trivial matters?

March 18, --
Am I strong enough or committed enough to do what is right and Good, even if it is unpopular or misunderstood by others?

March 19, --
How are my sleeping dreams, daydreams and intuition related?

March 20, --
How do I meet hostility and opposition?

March 21, --
Am I strong enough to stand up for what I believe even if it is uncool, unpopular or mocked?

March 22, --
Who is an 'insider' or one who is 'in the know' that I can get to help me?

March 23, --
How can I patient myself or help to patient others before addressing a difficult situation?

March 24, --
Do I have such a need to be right or such a need not to be wrong that if I was either I would be humiliated or embarrassed? If so, why?

March 25, --
Is my thinking more along the lines of what is possible or what is impossible?

March 26, --
Who am I?

March 27, --
What do my actions say about me?

March 28, --
When faced with the possibility of losing any power or control, how do I act and react?

March 29, --
Can I stand in Truth and justice even if it goes against what others want and costs me my reputation?

March 30, --
There is a Judas in every group. When have I played that roll and required an attitude adjustment?

March 31, --
When did my loyalty wane or falter because I was weak or a coward?

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