A variety of inter-connected and decisive changes in our social, mental and physical lives get us closer to aging, a stage which is universal and unavoidable to ignore. While thereâs no way to stop those creepy eyelids, grey hair and sagging skin tone, we can however delay its rapid growth and live a fuller life till the last breath, without being left in the whirlpool of sadness. All it takes is a few important things to consider seriously. Here we go:
Accept that aging is a continuous process
Each day we live, brings us closer to our last day. The past is gone and present is the only truth. The law of life says it should move around prearranged stages namely childhood, youth and old age. The end of a stage bugles the arrival of next. So, the best way to deal with aging is to accept it honestly and adapt yourself with the changing situations. When you stay relaxed and calm in situations of complex diversities, you naturally form a hopeful and optimistic perspective of looking at new things, living in new conditions.
Initiate useful mind exercises you love to do
As the age moves forward, the functions of mind start following a declining route. But why surrender to an ill, stressed and aged mind when you can keep it active and youthful to a certain degree? Research reveals that learning new things every week dramatically increases brain efficiency and reduces the chances of mental diseases. So, keep the mind at its best by doing new things like going to new places, learning how to play a new instrument, reading a brand new book from the author you love or just by motivating your hobbies. However, always make sure that you need to train the brain. Do not strain it by getting involved in mind exercises which you do not like at all.
Eat healthy, the better you eat, better you live
Good eating is a healthy habit which we learn since our childhood. The same old rule applies to old age, but with slightly changed definition. As the age continues to grow, the body starts absorbing less useful nutrients, the digestion quality also gets weaker if the intake of healthy food stops. So, eat the right food at the right time. Consult your physician; ask for a complete food chart you can follow. Usually, it is better to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and the foods that are good source of vitamin D and vitamin E.
Cut stress by isolating yourself from unfocussed jobs
Stress and pressure are offshoots of responsibilities, which we can never ignore. However, we can certainly minimize them to a degree. A fully stressed life earns you nothing but untimely shocks and unwelcoming problems. So, cut them by focusing on what is important in your life. Learn to say no to overburdened jobs, leave the company of bad people, and stop doing things that are not contributing to your happiness. Also, do regular meditation. It helps you counter aging problems as well as makes you mentally youthful. The more you understand what is useful and valuable for you at this point of age, more you become stress-free and live a convincingly relaxed life.
Socialize more (Socializing helps you forget the useless stuffs)
One need not to be fully young to stay social and mingle with others. Becoming social is a good habit that can be initiated at any stage of the age. Getting isolated in a room will get you nothing but increased worries of future. So, meet with friends, join like-minded people in a group or club, go for tours or just start an online blog mentioning your achievements from life. All that hopefully improves your thought level and prepare you for a better tomorrow. The overall environment that surrounds you should be healthy and positive. Additional to this, you should also take some preventive measures to actively dealing with the potential problems of aging. This may include reducing your exposure to sun, dust, and smoke, seeing family doctor regularly, doing daily exercises, making your home place comfortable and safe, etc.
As the aging continues, you do not necessarily become weaker. Instead, you welcome a new phase of life with improved abilities to understand new things, dealing with new changes and living like a fighter.