Simple Ways To Make The Most of Life As We Get Older
This post may contain affiliate links. By buying through the links I may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price. Getting old doesn't mean we should stop living an active, happy life. Hell no, it means let's keep going. Keep having fun, Keep learning and Keep moving. No rule or law says you have to plop into a rocking chair and stay there.
"If you rest...you rust."
Sadly, many people believe that once you hit a certain age, it's just all downhill from there. That is certainly not true. The last thing you would want to do is settle into a rocking chair and watch the rest of your life pass by. Of course, a little relaxing in your rocking chair is okay. But if you can get around, then, by all means, keep moving.
You will also find that many people believe that older folks are not as bright as they are. That somehow, we don't know much about the ways things work in this day and age. But it's not what the younger generation thinks about us; it's what we know about us. And we know that we are more in tune with what's going on in this world than most. And we still have a lot to offer.
Simple Ways To Keep Enjoying Life-
Hopefully, you have been living a healthy lifestyle. If so, keep it up. Exercise and healthy eating are vital components to living a good life. So maybe if you have slacked off in this area, now might be a good time to add some exercise and healthy eating to your daily routine. It's never too late to improve your diet and become more active.
Keep your mind sharp by learning new things. Very important to keep your brain active and learning. Visit new places. You don't even have to go out of the country or somewhere exotic. Visiting small towns or big cities in your state can be exciting and fun. Sign up for a class to learn a new language or skill.
"Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!" - Ingrid Bergman
Keep up with your doctor and dental appointments. Don't miss your annual check-ups.
Don't let your age bring you down. Embrace getting older. Just remember, the alternative to getting older is not at all appealing. And many people are denied the right to getting old.
Find the positive in each day. I know, some days, it's not easy, but come on, be honest, there are always little things in life we are grateful for. The sun came up, and the flowers are blooming. That's pretty positive.
Stay Connected with family and friends. And don't wait for friends or family to call you. You can pick up the phone and call them. Make some plans. Maybe find a senior center that organizes activities and local trips.
Get outside and soak up some sun and breathe in the fresh air. Take a walk in the park. Have a picnic. Sit on your porch and watch the neighbors.
Always keep a sense of humor. Laughter is good for the soul. And it is also good for the body. Laughter helps with your blood pressure; it can improve your immune system and helps to protect your heart. So spend time in the company of those that make you laugh. And be sure to make others laugh.
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney
Don't let yourself go. Just because you are getting old doesn't mean you shouldn't put on a bit of makeup or get your hair styled. It's surprising how good a little makeup can make you feel. Get your nails done. Do things that make you feel good about yourself. Those things that will help fuel your self-confidence. You still got it, girl!
Keep up to date-keep current with the news and what is going on in the world. But also important to remember to limit your time on social media and turn off the television news. Face it, the information overload of today may make you feel somewhat depressed. Make it your priority to keep up with family and friends.
Remember to appreciate all the good things in your life— especially the family and friends that love you. And remember to let them know how much they mean to you.
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." - John Lennon
Learn to deal with change. There are lots of changes that occur as we age. We need to accept and adjust. We have dealt with changes throughout our life. Getting older certainly has its share of changes. Don't make things harder on yourself. If you need to write something down, so you don't forget it, do it! If you need to have a rail added to your front steps, do it. Adjust and adapt.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Minor inconveniences are a fact of life. Young or old, we have to deal with them.
Sometimes we misplace or forget things. It's all good. We usually remember at some point the phone call we needed to make or locate those pesky missing earrings. The small stuff is not worth stressing over.
Summing up, Living your best life comes down to staying as active as you can, keep learning, and socializing. Do what makes you happy. And once in a while, do a little rocking in that rocking chair.