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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!

September 1, --
What does worrying get me?

September 2, --
How do I respond to the Voice of Authority (God) when my spirit hears it, feels it or knows it?

September 3, --
How do I influence others to be Good, bad or indifferent?

September 4, --
When I feel like giving up and throwing in the towel whose guidance do I trust?

September 5, --
Am I confusing the past with the present or mixing the old with the new?

September 6, --
Do I judge others as they seek their human needs such as hunger, shelter or even Love?

September 7, --
Can I admit my wrong-doings or do I blame others for my choices and what I agreed to?

September 8, --
Do I take my daydreams or night dreams seriously or do I wake up and shrug them off?

September 9, --
In a group setting, what is my role?

September 10, --
What do I hunger for?

September 11, --
If I am only Good to those who are Good to me, what is so Good about that?

September 12, --
When I receive a message or signal that I know was Divinely Inspired, do I respond with doubt and skepticism or trust and acceptance?

September 13, --
If a tree is known by the fruit it produces, what would I be known for producing?

September 14, --
If God had a refrigerator, whose picture would be on it?

September 15, --
What profound thing has occurred in my Life that has caused me to relate to others grief, pain or suffering?

September 16, --
When I am just being difficult and refuse to listen?

September 17, --
How do I respond to unfortunate circumstances?

September 18, --
Who do I follow, tag along with or attach myself to and what is their effect on me?

September 19, --
What does the path I'm on look like? Is it rocky? Thorny? Split? Narrow? Quicksand? Covered in rich soil?

September 20, --
How do I feel when someone receives or earns more money than me?

September 21, --
How do I rub off on others?

September 22, --
Through all the opportunities I have been given to connect with or have a relationship with others, what have I made of those opportunities?

September 23, --
What is the best investment I can make with my Life?

September 24, --
Am I obsessed or a bit too inquisitive, concerned or overly curious about a certain person?

September 25, --
Who or what am I showing people that I am?

September 26, --
When was I afraid to know more and ask another question?

September 27, --
When someone is doing Good work or Good deeds, does this 'in some way' make me envious or jealous?

September 28, --
When do I jockey for position a better position or try to one-up someone else in my actions or conversation?

September 29, --
Can I see beyond the visible or what is right in front of me?

September 30, --
What do I need to give up or who do I need to detach from in order to stay on the right path?

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