5 Ways to Age Zestfully

Positive Aging
(This is what positive aging looks like – ages 66 to 90.)

Don’t like getting older? Consider this: aging is a privilege many are denied. Since aging is inevitable, here are 5 ways to seize age; to grab it with gusto

  •      Zestfully embrace the aging process. Don’t fight it; embrace it. Contrary to what we may have been told, aging isn’t a disease to be avoided at all cost. It’s something to look forward to. If you don’t think so, consider the alternatives. You embrace the aging process by recognizing and accepting that negative things may happen to your body and your mind but they can only happen to your spirit – if you allow it. In zestfully accepting and embracing the aging process, you decide how you want to enter this phase of your life; the second half of your life. You decide if you want this phase of your life to be filled with fun, excitement, and the freedom to be who you are; a phase that is filled with unlimited opportunities and possibilities. Or, do you want it to be filled with trepidation, uncertainty, turmoil and regrets? Which one you choose is entirely up to you.
  • Stay physically, intellectually and socially active and engaged. Over and over again, we have heard about the importance of exercise, mind stimulation, and being socially connected and actively engaged with family, friends, and colleagues. This is the cornerstone of aging well.
  • Adjust your attitude. Aging well is all about attitude. Change the way you look at getting older, keeping in mind that aging is a privilege that many have been or will be denied. Consider yourself lucky.
  • Never stop learning. Learning is a vital part of positive aging. You can never stop learning. And, thanks to technology, learning is so much easier. Technology makes your life easier, more comfortable, and it helps you to maintain your independence. With technology, the whole wide world is just one click away.
  • Live with passion. Be passionate about something. Passion keeps you young in body, mind, and spirit. It gives a deeper meaning to your life. In some ways, it can keep you alive.

Are you grabbing age with gusto? Let me hear from you.