Ageing is something that happens to everyone. We bemoan wrinkling skin and greying hair, but they are only a small part of the package. There are also a lot of great things that come with ageing. Here are just a few…
Speak your Mind
It is often joked about how those in older generations are too politically incorrect, but as you age you begin to realise this is not always a bad thing. Spending those extra decades on the planet gives you a different perspective on life. While it is important to keep an open mind, speaking your mind feels good. You are also more sure of your thoughts and opinions, your experience solidifying them.
Fashion trends come and go. People spend thousands of dollars every year trying to gain the approval of others. One of the great joys of ageing is no longer being beholden to wavering fashion. You finally have the freedom to wear what you want. Try new styles, wear white pants, combine socks with sandals, and do whatever you want to feel comfortable.
Eating nutritional foods keeps you healthy, but cheat meals can make you happy. Another great joy of ageing is being freer in what you eat and drink. You most likely have lived through the danger years of developing diabetes, and you will know if you are at risk of gaining an unhealthy amount of weight. Many retirees and seniors use these years to experiment with new foods. They feel freer to try new things, allowing themselves a bit more of the savoury and sweet than they had before.
No longer having to raise children or work, those over 50 enjoy the luxury of more free time. You can learn a new skill, start a hobby you always wanted to, travel, anything!
For the vast majority, getting older means more family members, with children welcoming grandchildren, and siblings welcoming nieces and nephews. Having grandchildren around has been proven to positively impact seniors, giving them a new lease on life.
Welcome to a great time of life with fewer responsibilities, more time, some spare cash, freedom of thought, a bigger family and adventure on the horizon.