MANALAPAN, N.J./STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Villas in Manalapan, N.J., is continuing to embrace a positive attitude for 2021. The luxurious healthy-living apartment community for seniors, encourages its neighbors in both New Jersey and nearby Staten Island, N.Y., to focus on ways to invite more positivity into one’s life, despite the hardships and heartaches suffered in 2020.
Entering 2021 doesn’t mean there won’t be more challenges and obstacles to come, but it’s inspiring to start the new year with a fresh and upbeat outlook, affirms the world class resort-inspired apartment community.
The Villas, which offers a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of seniors, is sharing the following seven suggestions to get your new year started in a positive way:
1) FOCUS ON THE UPSIDE
Yes, you can see the glass half full – instead of half empty. This may seem hard at first, but you may be surprised at some silver linings you can identify, such as how people have been brought together or the awareness of what is truly important to you.
2) REVIEW THE LESSONS
Think about the ways have you learned and grown this past year. The most powerful learning experiences are usually the hardest ones. It’s not about how many times you fall, but indeed how many times you get up and keep going.
3) TAKE INVENTORY
What are you grateful for? Broaden your scope beyond fear and loss and see the greater picture. Make a gratitude list or adopt a gratitude practice; when you get into bed at night, think of three things from your day that you are thankful for.
4) LOOK AHEAD
Set some goals or intentions for the year to keep you motivated and feeling a sense of purpose. Get up in the morning with fresh energy instead of feeling stuck in the heaviness of worldly matters.
5) PLAN FOR FUN
Make sure you’re not forgetting about things that bring you joy, make you smile. or laugh. Schedule time for the things that uplift your spirit. A good laugh to take some weight off your chest might be just what you need.
6) TURN INWARD
Start with five minutes a day, to just be alone and connect to yourself. This can be meditation, prayer, practicing yoga, deep breathing, spending time in nature, walking meditation, birdwatching, admiring a flower, connecting with something bigger than yourself. Turning inward and practicing solitude can bring you peace, calm, and even inspiration.
When it comes to food and eating, is there a food you love but restrict because it may not be nutritious? Find a way to indulge while still maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle. Don’t look at it as “cheating.” Enjoy it without guilt; allow yourself to savor it and gain satisfaction.
About the Villas
Situated on seven wooded acres in Manalapan, N.J., a short distance from Staten Island, N.Y., the Villas is a luxurious senior apartment community reflecting the ambiance and accommodations of a world-class resort. Offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of its residents, the complex – orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health – is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention, and ideal for singles and couples alike.
The upscale 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Providing for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment.
The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via www.villashmh.com/contact, and visited online at www.villashmh.com.
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