People are living longer than ever before- especially as we have transitioned into a healthier way of living in the past couple of years. However, as we get older, we get the sense that we are slipping away from our past selves. The term “I feel old” gets thrown around a lot. Although that back pain of yours may be the thing that holds you back the most, there are steps you can take that will help you feel like your younger self.
When getting ready for bed, toss that phone of yours away & forget about the posts you forgot to like today. Going to sleep without checking your phone can help you get more sleep and wake up with more energy so you can check everything you missed the night before. Or you could use that energy somewhere else, try placing that newfound energy into a more active lifestyle- or lifestyle based on healthier food choices. Exercises like yoga can help remove stress & possibly remove that back pain of yours I mentioned before. Eating healthier reduces the feeling of being tired constantly so you can be more proactive.
The biggest step you could take is just to act young (seriously!). This doesn’t mean go out & party like when you were 21, instead try recapturing the qualities that filled you with so many possibilities in life when you were younger & take control of it. Feeling in control becomes important as we age, because it counteracts our growing vulnerabilities since we can’t move as fast, hear as well, or remember as much. There’s plenty you can do to reclaim your youth- & it can all begin today.