We all come of age. It is part of the process of growing up. We live. We experience. We learn our lessons. But sometimes too much (bad) experiencing can clog the personality and create emotional baggage that are oftentimes hard to get rid of. We then become modern-day scrooges whose outlook in life is generally dark and dreary.
They begin to lose their enthusiasm and just get tired of life. These are the people who are always serious. They don’t appreciate the fun things that life can offer them.
But life is too short to live so seriously. Having fun and enjoying even the simplest things in life can make loss, pain and defeat worthwhile. Below are some tips on how to again embrace life and enjoy once again the things that it can offer.
The trouble with people sometimes is that they care so much about what people say about them. They care about how they are viewed, how their actions are perceived by other people. Sometimes, a little rebellion can do great things for a person. Be free and just cast your cautions to the wind. It will do you a lot of good.
As they say, laughter is the best medicine! Laughter is perhaps the single most effective stress buster. Laughing constantly refreshes the soul. Hang out with people who laugh all the time. Play with little kids or read a funny book. After a stressful situation, laughter will help you become more relaxed in no time. This is perhaps because laughter frees not only the muscles of the face but also of the entire body.
Part of growing old is growing up. This means that you have to be able to accept the changes that life brings and be able to adapt it to your life. Change is even more inevitable than aging. To fight against it will only leave you old, withered and wrinkled. Just go with the flow and live each day in the present. Never worry about the past nor the present. After all, to live freely is to let live freely.
Appreciate the simple things
They say that the best things in life are free but sometimes we are so caught up with material things that we forget the enjoyment that we can derive in such simple things as walking at the park, having a picnic by the lakeside or just plain sitting and talking with people close to us. Go back to the basics and you will see the difference that it can make.
Have fun with your life. Never miss out on anything. As they say, all work and no play makes for a dull person and a dull skin as well. If you want to stay young, be like a child and enjoy the simple things in life. Rejoice in the flowers in your garden. Dance with the music of the winds. Laugh with no one and with everyone. Hey, you have a right to celebrate. You are alive!
Worries in your life will only deepen those wrinkles on your face and then after having those wrinkles in place, you will eventually realize that you had nothing to worry about in the first place. Always be positive in your thinking. Instead of fidgeting and worrying over little things, why not be proactive and find solutions to your problems? That way, you can cut short your worry session by half.
Leave the hum-drum existence and try something new for a change. Although routine is the foundation of our organized existence, sometimes a little spice can make life more exciting and more worthwhile.
Exercise not only make us fit in those skinny jeans that we are dying to wear, it cleanses our body of toxins and refreshes our system.
Being active also builds the muscles and keeps our bodies strong. That way, we are in control of ourselves and our actions. And what better way of feeling young than being able to swim, surf, and do any sports that we want.
As well as being responsible for organising and caring for her elderly parents, Alex has spent over 20 years working in a variety of care home settings, working with elderly residents with varying needs. With a focus on nutrition, technology and the desire to improve the wellbeing and welfare of elderly residents, Alex now writes for TrustedCare, sharing her views and insights on a range of topics.