Apr 24, 2017

Lift Yourself Out Of The Age Trap

As we get older, our quality of life drops in every way. Age acts as a vacuum, and it sucks the joy out of most things if we let it. We all know our appearance is the first thing to go. As though the vacuum was right underneath us, everything starts going south. Our once supple bodies start to droop, and our faces do the same. And, the vacuum can also remove us of possibility. Older generations are not treated kindly in a world which puts such value on youth. New opportunities become few and far between as the years pile up and the vacuum gets stronger. 

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The goods news is, it’s possible to lift yourself out of that vacuum. But, there’s no denying that it’ll take a little work. First, tackle your appearance. If you look old, you’ll feel it, too. A facelift would be the most obvious way to overcome the problem, but it’s a path few of us want to go down. Instead, it may be worth looking into something like a non surgical thread lift, which acts as a close alternative. It’s also worth looking into some of the many anti-aging products which promise to plump and firm. The vacuum will have a hard time fighting against these. And, don’t forget to turn your hand to exercise. As we get older, we become less able to throw ourselves into physical activity. Yet, it’s never before been so important. You may find it hard to get going, but the effects of age will start to disappear the more exercise you do.

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Of course, it’s not only our appearances that suffer. What about those lessening opportunities we spoke about? New opportunities and the ability to learn are targeted at the younger generation. But that doesn’t mean you don’t stand a chance. Opportunity may not come knocking, but there’s no reason you can’t go out there and find it for yourself. There are many blog posts out there about how to open yourself to new experiences. Read them for inspiration, then get going. Sign up for adult classes in subjects that have always interested you. Apply for your dream job. It’s never too late, but you won’t get it if you don’t try. Hold onto the knowledge that you have something youth doesn’t - experience! 

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The vacuum also has a habit of sucking happiness down the drain. Children, and even young adults, and encouraged to play and have fun. Older people, not so much. Take matters into your hands by remembering to play. Don’t be afraid to have fun because you’re a ‘serious adult’ now. You should be able to enjoy yourself, no matter your age. Spending time with children can be a fantastic way to regain some of your innocent happiness. It’s contagious, didn’t you know? Get into the habit of playing with children, then try to incorporate a little fun into your everyday life. Treat yourself to an adult coloring book. Buy a toy, because you can!