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Growing Old Gracefully

Posted February 3, 2019 by Vicki Radford

As we get past our twenties and head through our thirties there is usually a big shift in the way we think about our life and the way we feel inside. There is always a moment in our lives where we stand up and think ‘wow, I’m an adult now’ and this is a big moment for us and changes the way we live.

What can be harder than this though is becoming a little older and starting to realise that we aren’t the young person we were anymore. Our senses can become a little harder to manage and we might struggle to do some of the things we used to find easy. Growing older can be hard but it doesn’t have to be sad, and here are some of the ways you can make yourself feel better as you grow older.

Look After Your Senses

The first thing which can often be an indicator for us growing a little bit older is the change in our senses. The older we get the less we are able to see and hear and this can be something which is hard for us to cope with at first. What’s important to remember is that you can get help for these issues with the aid of contact lenses and affordable hearing aid options. You don’t have to suffer in silence and investing in some aids for your senses can bring you back up to speed and make you feel young again.

Find A New Hobby

When we get older it is always said that an old dog can’t learn new tricks, but this is definitely not the case and it is never too late to learn something fun and new. If you are bored a lot of the time in the evenings and weekends, why not go and join a class in something new with your partner or a friend? You could try dancing, art, cookery or anything and this can be a good reason to get out of the house and it will allow you to find a new passion which you genuinely enjoy.

Try A New Job

As we get older and older the idea of a career focussed life can become less appealing. We spend so much of our younger days working hard that when we get a little older we might be looking for a change of pace. If you are sick of your job you can change the role you do and go into something completely new. If you have a passion for gardening at home you could do this in your local community. Find something you genuinely enjoy and it will be so much more rewarding for you.

Move somewhere new

Sometimes the best way to feel alive again and more fresh than before is to change your scenery completely. Living in the same old house might not have the appeal it used to have and because of this you might feel as if you are wasting away with your time and your life. To bring a new element for excitement and youth you can make a new start and move somewhere else. Even if you only move a couple of streets away it is always exciting to have a new house to move into a decorate and you can feel young all over again.

Travel

One of the best ways for you to feel young and excited again in older life is to get away and travel for a while. As we get older and our children fly the nest, our financial responsibilities decrease and because of this we can enjoy spending a lot of time travelling and having some fun. Spend your money on fun holidays and getaways for the weekend and explore new places every time. It can be a great way to get out of a slump and have some fun.

Socialise More

Now that we are getting older and we have a little more time on our hands it is the ideal opportunity for us to spend time with friends and try fun activities together. Go for a hike, see a show, have afternoon tea… Socialising as we grow older is a good way to make us feel young again and it can really have a positive impact on our self esteem.

Look After Your Skin

If you have started to notice the odd wrinkle here and there when you look into the mirror this can always have a negative impact on our self esteem. But before you reach for botox or other procedures, consider embracing your natural beauty and growing old gracefully. Getting older can always be hard but if you create a good skincare routine for yourself and stick to it, your skin is much more likely to glow and stay looking youthful for longer. Think about using the Japanese skin care routine for a youthful glow.

Eat Well

Eating healthily is something we always want to do during our lifetime and it is super important for us to stay as healthy as we can during the aging process too. Fruits such as oranges contain tonnes of vitamin C, and vitamin C is integral for the production of collagen in the skin, which is responsible for the elasticity of the skin. This is why you should always make sure you eat your five a day!

Have Fun

The older we get the more we realise that those niggling little stresses in life aren’t worth the hassle. The important thing to think about as you grow older is how you will be happy and how you can live the best life you can. There’s no reason for you to work somewhere you don’t like or spend your time doing anything which doesn’t make you happy. Take the time out of your week to do things you love and make time to enjoy every single second of the day. You’ve worked hard for so long so you deserve to enjoy yourself!

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