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Feeling Young Forever

Grey hair need not cast a dark cloud of insecurity and negative feelings over you. Aging can be handled gracefully and with ease. A lot can be done before reaching senior age, or even when you�re already there, to make you feel younger. Here�s what you can and must do:

Determine what you want to be. Do you want to be youthful despite years that keep piling up, or are you willing to accept physical and mental decline in activities? To many people, reaching senior age is their excuse for limitations in physical activities, lapses in mental concentration, and emotional disturbances. You�ve heard someone saying, �You�ll have to excuse my parents. You know how old people are. They are extremely sensitive and easily get upset emotionally.�

Being emotionally sensitive is a sign of insecurity and resistance -- a sign that seniors hate being seniors. When you dislike a situation you�re in, especially a situation when there are no other choices, you start to become irritable. Everything you come across with seems to be unacceptable. So how can you, if you�re a senior, turn your thoughts to accept what you are? It�s simple; change the way you think towards seniority. First, you must accept the fact that old age is an inevitable part of life. Actually, you�re lucky you�ve reached this age; some people die young. Being alive at this age is a gift of life. With age comes wisdom -- let wisdom dominate your thoughts over poor concentration and dull memory. Everyone loves a person full of wisdom and wit.

Be physically active. Have positive mental and emotional attitudes. Unbelievably, some people look better physically during the senior age than during the younger years. It doesn�t mean that these people looked ugly when they were still young. However, aging somehow works to favor some people. The way they think and act have a lot to do with how they look. They seem to ripen in the right places under the best conditions. You can be sure that this has a lot to do with their eating habits, physical activities, and more importantly, their mental and emotional attitudes.

Make laughter a part of your life. Have you ever met a person who hates laughter or humor? If you have, is his name Mr. Grouch? Seriously, or is it humorously, laughter is exhilarating. It activates hormones in your body that promotes a healthy physical and emotional you. This has been proven by medical science. You can�t deny the benefits you get when you laugh, even when you are physically ill or emotionally disturbed. Have you ever experienced laughing on something so funny, until your eyes got teary? Tears may be salty, but tears of joy taste sweet.

Tell people how old they look and they begin to feel old. On the other hand, tell people how young they look despite their age, and they will begin to feel energetic. People feel what they are told to feel.

Submitted by:

Lisa J. Allen

Lisa Allen is a university librarian with a wide range of professional credentials.http://www.yellowgekko.com


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