Unfortunately, we can’t stay young forever. No matter how hard we try, Father Time is undefeated. But that doesn’t mean we have to feel – or act – our age! Life is more fun when you are young at heart! Besides, who gets to say how we should act at certain ages? Write your own book…and feel free to rewrite the next chapter as often as you’d like.
Aging is inevitable…we can’t control that. We can, however, stay young at heart…and here are 5 ways to help accomplish that. Feel free to use some of these suggestions, but definitely come up with you own as well.
You don’t have to forget your age – although it probably gets easier to do the older we get – but don’t let it define you either. Eliminate phrases like “I’m too old for that” from your vocabulary.
There’s a beautiful world out there. Most of us spend far too much time indoors. Take walks, breathe in the fresh air, find a nice shade tree…etc. If you’re physically able, take strolls at the beach or along trails.
Whether it’s people you’ve known for years or fresh faces, companionship is an excellent way to remain young at heart. Interaction with others, not to mention the laughter and happiness often associated with such encounters, is invaluable for your emotional and mental well-being.
Whether it’s technology, fashion, entertainment…things change pretty quickly and it can be challenging to keep up. However, showing an interest in these things will help you feel relevant and, well, young(er). You don’t necessarily have to incorporate the latest trends in your personal life – you don’t need to buy the latest smartphone or gadget, or wear the hottest new outfit, or post on every social media platform, or watch the most popular TV shows, but knowing what they are (read about them in magazines or online) will do the trick. Remember, we want to eliminate phrases like “I’m too older for that” or “Back in my day, we didn’t…”
While sleep is important, remember you can catch up if you happen to have a late night once in a while. After all, nobody remembers or tells stories about the nights they went to bed early and got lots of sleep. Late nights often make for great memories. Use common sense and good judgement though, of course.
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