Now that I’m at this age, I’ve been thinking of the words of wisdom I can share with the younger generation. Perhaps a tip to living your best life possible. I’ve also been thinking about what I need to say to myself as I go through the next decades and keep on enjoying life and remaining youthful. I’ll call it the greatest anti-aging secret! Here goes….
Advice to My Younger Self
I’ve read these articles on “5 Pieces of Advice I’d Give My Pre-kid Self” or “11 Things People Over 50 Wish They’d Done Differently at 25” where the author is listing everything they would have done differently. All the advice, such as sleep more, travel, speak up more, save more money, all seem like very good advice.
However, the advice I would give is a bit different. The best advice I would give to my younger self is to focus on the difficult times and figure out how to turn the difficulty into something great and unexpected. In my life, so many times when I thought I couldn’t recover from something terrible happening, the experience eventually turned into something positive. Either I learned some tremendous lesson from the experience or I was taken to a new place in my life that I never expected and it was totally awesome.
Now when I’m writing this, I’m thinking about the children’s song I learned from my granddaughter “When something seems bad, turn it around and find something good.” This is exactly the advice I would give my younger self! I had to include the short cute video here!
Advice to My Older Self
The advice to my older self is on aging and aging well! I truly believe that how we age is all about what we believe. For instance, I refuse to believe that growing old means
I’m past my best, it’s all downhill from here…
It’s too late to learn new things or take up new interests…
I can’t wear the new style and trends..
I have to rest and sleep more (although I like more sleep!)
Instead I believe that getting older means
I have a lot of wisdom, experiences and talents that can be shared with others…
I have freedom to do what I want when I want to…
I can choose to spend my time with the people who make me happy…
My advice to my older self is to continue to believe that the years will only get better as I grow older.
And, finally, here is the best anti-aging secret:
You become more youthful from the Inside Out.
Believe you are youthful. Since our bodies reflect our thinking, the more powerful your belief the more your body responds and the more youthful you will look and feel!
So here is my new tagline:
FEEL YOUTHFUL | LOOK YOUTHFUL | BE YOUTHFUL
Why am I thinking so much about aging today? Lol!
Send me your comments.
What is your tip for your younger self?
What is your tip for staying youthful?