Practicing mindfulness has been shown to ease feelings of stress, anxiety and even depression. Adopting a mindful point of view about ageing will help you live an authentic, joyful life, so you can make the most of your later years.
When you are ageing mindfully, you are aware of the challenges that come with the aging progress by also mindful of taking the time to seize opportunities that come with living a longer life.
The best thing you can do to start ageing mindfully, is start today. Don’t wait till next week, month or year. By making some changes right now, no matter your age, you’ll be better equipped to thrive down the line.
5 Steps to start ageing mindfully now!
1. Instead of fearing the realities of aging, accept them
fear of the unknown and of death often keeps people from ageing mindfully. Instead of obsessing about something you can’t control make peace with it and shift your focus to what is controllable—specifically, what to do with your remaining time on this planet.
2. Learn to let go.
To make room for new experiences, you have to let go of the emotional weight of old ones that don’t help you anymore. Start the letting go process by acknowledging that at one time the person, place, or thing in question did serve you, but now it’s time to move on.
3. Create a vision for the rest of your life.
To find out what you truly love, think about what your perfect life would look like if you didn’t have obstacles such as financial constraints or work or family obligations in your way.
Remember to truly focus on your own wants—even if they don’t always line up with what society has in mind.
4. Respect your body
When you age mindfully, you respect the physical changes the ageing process brings. Remaining active is really the key, exercise is one of the best ways to tune into yourself as you grow older. Make staying healthy and feeling strong your goal.
When you have energy and strength, you can do a lot more and will likely add years to your life.
5. Be creative
The same ingredients needed for mindfulness—an in-the-moment attitude and an open mindset—are needed for creative pursuits, such as painting a picture, writing poetry or filming a movie starring your grandkids. These activities keep you grounded in the here and now.
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