Through well-meaning life advice, we can often come to conclusions that may not be entirely true. For instance, thinking that you can become anything you wish to be in life may get you started on the journey, but it may also leave out some of the requirements to help you move in a certain direction. For instance, we cannot become a productive landlord without first purchasing, flipping, and investing in a range of properties. This may take decades, even if it is perfectly possible for you to achieve. Yet that explanation is often not quite as easy to remember as the original encouraging statement was, despite it holding the truth.
The same ideas can be important to consider when it comes to emotional or spiritual advice. For instance, ‘age is just a number’ is certainly a true statement and can help you realize that you shouldn’t feel old and decrepit just because you’re getting on in years. But of course, act like a teenager at the ripe old age of 65, and you’re likely going to run into social inconsistencies. Many believe that in order to feel young at heart you simply need to keep an open mind and accept new experiences. This is fundamentally true. However, it also fails to mention that physical self-care and mental maintenance is also an essential part of this recipe.
With the following advice, we’ll help you fully develop this attitude, so you can realize the truth of that original encouragement:
Caring for your physical needs should be considered all the more vital as you age. It’s not a weakness, nor admitting defeat to recognize this. In fact, it can save you much undue stress that pride may otherwise lead you to. For instance, finally talking to a medical professional able to present orthopedic surgery options to you may help you promote the best physical mobility possible. Keeping active to the extent that you can, perhaps in the form of a morning walk with the dog, should be considered a regular prescription. Learning to stretch, perhaps through light yoga methods, can also be wonderfully liberating from a physical standpoint.
Take care of your mind. Keep it active. If you can, solve puzzles such as the morning crossword or through a Sudoku app on your phone. Read if you enjoy doing so. Meditate to help get rid of some of the mental cobwebs – vipassana is easy to use the technique. This not only helps you feel sharper and more cognitively responsive, but it can also stave off your likelihood of degenerative mental illnesses. If you notice symptoms of such conditions, it can also be worthwhile to mention them immediately, not to hide them.
Social nurturing can also be a worthwhile means in which to feel young at heart. In fact, age-differing relationships can be healthy for both parties involved, provided relational connections, of course, provided that appropriate pretext, or if it develops naturally. To feel young at heart, you need to surround yourself with others who also feel the same.
With this advice, you’re sure to feel young at heart.