Have you ever wondered why do people age differently? The answer is in their psychological age and their skill to keep an optimistic mindset.
The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou
Listen to this article
The actor George Burns, who was able to celebrate his 100th birthday, humorously once said, "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." These are some wise words that couldn't be more true from the perspective of psychological aging.
According to Harvard Medical School, nowadays, people have a higher quality of life than previous generations, which has allowed them to live longer. We finally have understood that staying connected with loved ones, having a positive attitude, following a healthy diet, and doing regular exercise is part of the art of aging well.
But what does aging even mean? And why do people age differently? When someone thinks about successful aging, some of the role models that pop into their head are famous and rich people. Nevertheless, for the Canadian cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin, successful aging stays engaged with life as long as possible. It's crucial to derive pleasure from the things that have traditionally given you wellness and find new and enjoyable things.
By doing so, you will remain meaningful and valued in your community because you'll have a clear sense of purpose. Although society and media portray older adults as irrelevant or not capable, the truth is that those who remain youthful from a psychological perspective get the juiciest fruits from life.
Researchers worldwide have found many benefits for people who stay psychologically younger, including a longer lifespan and enviable mental health.
Although artificial intelligence has produced valuable tools to reverse the process of aging, staying young in your head is the most important thing. Our physical appearance is a projection of our inner feelings. For this reason, living in a careless and open-minded way can help us eliminate the stress that causes wrinkles. Here are some tips for reversing your psychological age.
Also read: HOW TO SPEND GREAT VACATIONS AT HOME
Enjoy the Present
Instead of setting high expectations on the future and how much you want to live, learn to stay present and enjoy the moment. If you wait until being retired to travel the world, start that project, or live the way you want, you'll get disappointed by how fast life passes. The best moment to make your projects and dreams come true is now.
Take the Right Choices Today
Don't picture yourself in the future as an older adult which appearance is not what you expect from yourself. Remember to be grateful for all the blessings you have in your life and follow the lifestyle that will help you to look exactly as you want when getting old.
Form Meaningful Social Relationships
Being part of a community and staying connected with people who understand and inspire you is one of the secrets to successful aging. Don't let the people that surround you convince you that you will not live for a long time. If you know someone like that, you can share with them a little of your optimism. Dressing as you like and doing things that you enjoy with friends will give you the right amount of motivation to stay young.
Finally, age is just a number. Live in a healthy way that your future self will be thankful for. Having a good attitude and enjoying every small moment of life is one of the best ways to boost your physical and mental wellbeing.