isn’t really a bad thing!
Everybody wants to get old, yet nobody wants to be old … getting older is not such a bad thing, once you embrace getting older and get rid of the ‘forever young delusion’ you will find joy and happiness in life!
Getting Older Does Not Have to Suck
One thing is universal, everyone gets older. There are no other options life provides. Getting old is a fact of life and there is no reason to hide from it or try to avoid it. Embracing getting older is the best thing to do. Here are a few tips to make sure you continue to have a great life even as you get older.
How to Embrace Getting Older?
Just because you are older, does not mean that you have acquired all the knowledge there is to acquire. Your brain is like any machine out there and needs regular use to keep it working properly. So, keep your brain active and sign up for a class or read books. Even a crossword puzzle will keep your brain fit. Or start writing?
Keep an Active Social Circle
Many older people find that they drift apart from family members, as those family members develop lives of their own. You may lose friends due to illness, disability, and even death. Keep making new friends and stay in contact with the family. You’ll be happier and healthier for it. Ageing shouldn’t be a time to sit around and grow old! This is your time to enjoy life and experience new things! Do something you always wanted to do. Take a cruise, go to Vegas, write a book or start blogging. There’s so much to do! Give things a go and you’ll find what suits you best.
Even a new pet can bring new joy and be a positive learning experience. Don’t underestimate the benefits of receiving unconditional true love from your dog, cat or any other pet. Additional to that amazing feeling of being adored by your pet, you will have to go out for walkies with your little pooch and you’re going to meet a lot of new people.
Animal lovers do have a special characteristic, similar to young mothers and their baby chats. You will meet people you don’t know, yet you will instantly have a lot of subjects to talk about. There is a saying …..” animal lovers are never lonely” … and I do believe in that! Of course, it’s not just a question of attitude. You have to take good care of your body, now even more than ever before. Only in a healthy body, a healthy mind is able to co-operate.
Your Bones Need Extra Calcium
Getting plenty of calcium will help you live longer and keep your bones healthy. When there is not enough calcium in your body, it will take the calcium from your bones. Over the years the bones will become weak and brittle which leads to fractures and osteoporosis. If you do not have enough calcium in your diet, consider taking a calcium supplement. Sunshine is good for the calcium level as well.
Your Body Needs Extra Vitamins
We all know how important vitamins are. The symptoms of vitamin deficiency will normally present themselves when the lack of vitamins is at an advanced level. Those who don’t get enough of vitamins A, B1, and B2 for example, will always feel tired along with a loss of appetite. Other symptoms include mental and emotional stress, chapped lips, and other annoying or painful habits.
Anytime you aren’t able to eat the right food, you should always turn to vitamin supplements to give your body what it needs. Supplements and vitamins are one of the best investments you can make, as everyone needs vitamins in their body. Even more when getting older.
Even though you can’t avoid getting older, there is one thing you can control: your attitude about getting older. If you take these tips and apply them, your life will improve. If you adjust your mindset, your life can be truly wonderful. Stay positive! Getting older is not such a bad thing … embrace every moment and you’ll find joy and happiness in the little things. How many people didn’t even get the chance to get old?!
Embrace life and age with Grace!