Age better with a good attitude
Some say age is all in the mind. In a way this is true, I believe that your mindset has a huge baring on how old you perceive yourself. However, there’s no getting away from the fact that as long as we are still breathing we are aging and we’re going to continue to get older. All of our parts are aging and along with the inevitable physical changes more often than not comes a change in our mental attitude.
How are you coping with the aging process?
Some of us deal with the aging process better than others. It’s upsetting to find your getting more wrinkly and that things have started to droop and sag. It’s very common to find our joints aren’t as flexible as they once were either. They tend to get sore and stiff without even having run a marathon or taken part in any real physical activity. But once the initial shock of aging starts to wear off and acceptance begins to dawn, some people become wrapped up with getting on with life rather than worrying and dwelling on the things they have no control over, can’t avoid or change.
Are you an anti-aging junkie?
We know that the anti-aging marketplace is filled with products that make promises of amazing results if we use this product or that product. It’s a booming industry but how much, if any of it actually works, we’ll probably never know. With today’s huge aging population there’s little doubt that the profits will continue to climb in this multi-billion dollar industry. This is all made possible by creative advertising, media pressure and from our own insecurities and fears of looking older.
Take care of yourself for your own good.
Of course we should do our best to look and feel as good as we can. We need to do it for our own benefit and in our own way. We should also be smart enough to be realistic in our expectations. Do not fall into the clutches of the media helping drive up the profits for these big companies even more while driving yourself insane and feeling inadequate at the same time. Most of these products are expensive due to the packaging and advertising dollars that are put into them so think about the money you could save yourself and be using for more enjoyable purposes. Hopefully by this age we have more sense than to waste money we really can’t afford.
How will you spend your money?
Do you choose the O’ natural look or are you into the plumped up lips, boob jobs and butt lifts. And guys, don’t dye your hair and beards black. It brings far more attention to you and not in a good way. For me I’m more the O’ Natural type. I’ve seen some pretty scary sites out there from very obvious attempts of defying age with bad plastic surgery. Personally, I love the idea of anti aging done right but I do not find anything appealing about stretched skin over facial features giving a person a startled look, or making them look as if they are wearing an expressionless mask where nothing moves. Nor do I find anything attractive in huge thick lips where they look like a couple of inner tubes, or at least they fell into a bee hive. Common sense should prevail. I think most would agree that these are certainly not good looks at any age, but unfortunately there’s a strong media influence that brainwashes people into thinking otherwise.
You may not get away with what you used to.
When we’re young we can get away with so much more. When it comes to what we eat, drink, sleep habits, what was okay then isn’t later in life. There’s a number of things we can’t get away with so easily as we get older. Besides our once wrinkle free skin need some anti aging solutions, our digestive systems start to protest when we eat certain foods. It can take days to recover from one late night out. There’s a price to pay if we overdo things. It’s important to make better choices where you can and create healthier habits for yourself wherever possible. Eat nutritious foods, do some form of exercise, get adequate sleep and relaxation, I believe this is the best ant-aging treatment of all. In other words choose to live a healthier lifestyle. Connection with others is really important too. Stop worrying about getting older, instead spend more quality time with family and friends and be sure to add in some fun and laughter to your life. There’s little that makes you feel better than laughter!
So here’s something I got in my mailbox yesterday. It may at least give you smile.
AS I AGE, I REALIZE THAT:
- I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.
- Sometimes I roll my eyes out loud.
- I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off.
- My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance of idiots that needs work.
- The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
- When I was a child I thought nap time was punishment. Now it’s like a mini-vacation.
- The day the world runs out of wine is just too terrible to think about.
- Even duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound!
- Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller.
- If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.
- When the kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please. I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes”.
- At my age “Getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.
Don’t let life get you down! Age Gracefully and Keep Smiling!!