As we grow older, there may be a tendency to feel less relevant to the people around us. We tend to withdraw as a result, and this isolation can lead to a greater risk of depression. But here’s an idea that will help you stay in the game and it also helps your family better understand their own history. It’s simple: write your life story.
“You would be surprised at how interested your peers and family members are in your stories and personal history,” says Brendan Kearney, Vitalize 360 Wellness Coach at Harvard-affiliated Hebrew Senior Life. “You have a unique first-hand account of your culture and history that others don’t, and leaving a recorded history of your life can be an important gift to both you and your descendants.”