Positive and purposeful aging
Sounds good doesn't it?
Positive. Purposeful. Aging.
Aging is inevitable. Choosing to be positive and live with purpose is optional. We can do this! Having a reason to get up in the morning, something to accomplish and somewhere to go, helps us feel like we matter. We're making a difference. Choosing to see the glass as half-full versus half-empty also shines a positive and more enjoyable light on life. Put all of these things together as we continue down the path ahead of us after 50 and we are better positioned to have a more satisfying aging experience.
Science is telling us that our attitudes toward aging also affect our physical health. Those that do not feel they have purpose in life or see themselves as frail and dependent will suffer more disabling health problems, including heart disease.
Consider volunteering, mentoring, working longer, but maybe a shorter or more flexible schedule. Continue to learn new things, take a class and make new friends. You'll walk just a little taller and have more confidence. You'll also be a better conversationalist.
Betty White once shared that we must stay interested to be interesting - How's that for wisdom?