Anti-Aging Tips are all over the Internet. Suddenly everyone seems to have advice for those who are aging. Aging has become is a financial boom for authors, manufacturers of products that may appeal to the over 50 age group. "Use this...buy that". "Hold onto your youth and stop aging in its tracks". "No need to get old if you just try our XXX, buy our.XXX "(fill in the blank with a book, food, supplement or equipment) Since merchants realized that people are living longer and that the large cohort born after WWII are getting older, they see a bonanza for merchandising with a 'stay young' flair.
But Anti-Aging is not about merchandising. If you are looking for Anti-Aging Tips online, you are serious. Your want real advice. And so I offer you these:
1. Make a list of things that you do not like about the thought that you are going to grow old. Yes, I am serious. Make a your list now. Open a txt file and start thinking.
Is it that you do not want the physical decline you often see: people needing canes or walking with a sort of shuffle? Is it that you do not want wrinkled skin filled or skin with 'age or liver spots'? Is it that you fear a loss of power? or respect? or not having enough money anymore? Exactly what are your concerns?
Please, write them down. Open a text file or use pen and paper. m. Get your concerns out there where you can see them. That is the first Anti-Aging tips. Get your concerns on paper. Externalize them. So that the first tip - Put your concerns in writing and save them in a txt file or on paper. Once you have done that then...
Read the rest of these Anti-Aging Tips carefully. Think about them AND DO at least one of them this week. Then in a couple weeks try at least one more. There is no reason why your older years need be terrible. They could be the very best ones in your life. I know mine are and I have friends who also say, " I never realized how good my old age could be."
2. So what are your concerns, fears? For many their biggest fear is become dependent or reliant on others....losing that 'independence' that they think their adulthood brought.
But really... First, just how free and independent are most adults? For many adults they may 'think' they are independent but that is only because they now avoid the dependency of childhood. But there are adult dependencies: our jobs and/or roles in society, our place of shelter, our means of transportation, the companionship of co-workers, spouses, children, friends as well as the professionals we consult when we need care and/or advice.
Do you really think that the loss of the first item on this list means losing everything? If so, I suggest you ask your local librarian to recommend some books written by or about people who found the most rewarding work or an important place in society AFTER they retired. There are thousands...no millions.
Examples: Think Retired US Presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton.
In business: Cinde J. Dolphin , Laurie M. Orlov and a host of others started new successful businesses in their elder years. Retirement gave them the freedom to do what they really wanted.
More Anti-Aging Tips: There are the millions of elders who have used their post adult years to explore and develop parts of themselves they never had the time for when they were younger. Some take up art, music. writing poetry, short stories, memoirs. Others create new businesses. (My mother and several of her friends opened a consignment shop.) Still others use their energy and skills tutoring or volunteering with local non-profits. Some get serious about politics and volunteer for their party...or even run for office.
Finally, many elders use their new found freedom and time to explore and develop parts of themselves that adult responsibilities never gave time to do. They take up painting, join a writing group, begin raising Cocker spaniels, taking a college class (Many colleges in the USA allow elders to 'sit in on classes' for free)...some even allow them to enroll for credit.
Enjoy plenty of hobbies
Take days out and lunches with my friends and family
Breed French Bulldogs and Chihuahuas as a hobby
Enjoy crafts, coffee and painting
Go on outings with my grandchildren
Use my free bus pass to go anywhere I want
Fly by the seat of my pants and enjoy whatever I choose to do!
Join a group called Sisters on the Fly
Make it up as I go along and enjoy every moment
Help with my fabulous grandbabies
Cook and craft
Hang out at the library
More Anti-Aging Tips
Enjoy a simple life, adapting as I go
Work with first graders as a school chaplain
Meet a man ten years younger and get married!
Live every day as if it were an adventure!
Learn new things, meet new people and see new places
Write children’s books
Go to the gym every day and to the cinema at any time I want
Read and write as much as I can
Wing it and just see how it goes!
Join the Women’s Institute
Drive my new car
Go to Jazzersise
Volunteer at a retirement home
Have lunch, movies and more with friends
Explore my spirituality
No plans. Just enjoy life and the journey that I am on
Care for my mum with dementia
Go to a senior center and take an art class
Learn how to do origami
Go to massage therapy school
I’m a breast cancer survivor, so I volunteer in this area
And here are even more Anti-Aging Tips.
Spend time with my grandchildren, read, walk, and do yoga
Do anything that tickles my fancy for one year
Train to be a chaplain in a hospital or hospice setting
Work part time as a substitute teacher
Volunteer as a Medicare counsellor
Move to Costa Rica, my sweetheart’s home and raise 4 grandsons
Work with my husband in the garden
Volunteer in our local parish and find time to read
Read books and meet up with the book club once a month
Look after my grandchildren, since my daughter is gone
Get involved with a political organization
Babysit my grandchildren
Get very involved with church activities and help lonely people
Spend time with my daughter and granddaughter
Sell my house and move to a beach hut
Study the bible, do crafts, read and research my ancestry
Join a volunteer board and give back to my community
Go to Italy and open a bed and breakfast
Follow my dream owning a small acreage and a herd of alpacas
Open a business to support artists of heirloom-hand crafted items
I keep myself busy with U3A
Spend more time caring for my horses and competing in daytime dressage competitions
Go with what pleases me! I love dancing and music – they make me happy
Get started on that travel bucket list
I love all of these answers because, while they are diverse, they show that retirement doesn’t need to be about “aging gracefully” Choosing or creating your own Anti-Aging Tips list can make such a difference in your elder years.
Men and Women in their 60s today are embracing life with the same curiosity, courage, and bohemian energy that motivated them in the 1960s. We are looking after ourselves, exercising, having fun, following our quirky hobbies, looking after our grandchildren, and holding on to the things that matter.
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