How to age with joy
While you may hear about old age aches and pains and the general slowing down of life, there is still a silver lining. The right attitude and plans will help you enjoy it. Here’s how you can age happily.
Seek a purpose
Have a purpose in life, this will make you feel optimistic every day. It could be to stay happy or to help others, take care of abandoned animals and so on. Any purpose that you have will keep you feeling optimistic.
Take care of your health
Poor health is the biggest culprit that threatens your happiness as you age. Start caring for your health and set health goals. Have a regular doctor whom you trust. Make sure that you get enough physical activity every day. Take a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Be grateful for what you have, a sense of gratitude will uplift your spirits. Acknowledge your family and friends and the things they do for you and keep you happy. Think of the kind acts from various people and appreciate them.
Clearing negative emotions
Forgiving people can release a big burden from your heart. It can free you. Introspect and clear your mind of negative emotions such as anger, guilt, frustration, hate and so on. This will make you automatically feel lighter and heavier. This decluttering will have a happy impact on your mental health too.
Have a hobby
Do something you enjoy every day, it could be reading, writing, gardening, just find something that adds a rainbow to your day. Listen to music, try a little dancing, these little things enrich your life in many ways.
Maintain friendships and ties with relatives. Interacting with people will keep you feeling happier. Have friends of different ages, this will keep things interesting.
Pass on what you have learnt
Over the years, there are many things that you would have learnt. Share the things of value that you have learnt.