For most, old age is not something we think about until we feel its onset during middde age.Until then we are busy being young – and anyway, who wants to think about getting old?
We associate old age with nursing homes, hospitals, and loneliness. Who wants to think about that? However, as we feel our bodies begin to age, we start to wonder about the end.
It’s then the time to understand we have choices, and being proactive in our now is one of the best choices we can make when it comes to being proactive in our aging process.
There are many ways to do this. Here’s four to start…
Staying Connected via Social Media
Social media and the internet is a great way to stay in touch with loved ones where ever they are, as well as learning about developments around the world.
Learning how to use a computer to keep in contact and being able to surf the internet offers many benefits. as well. For example, learning a new skill or even returning to school are great ways to meet people with like interests.
Follow Your Interests
Joining a club will allow you to persue your passion, meet like minded people and remain connected to the world. And if there isn’t a society locally, then look online – there is bound to be a Facebook group or online learning to suit you.
Now is your change to live out those life-long dreams that you didn’t not have time to get to before due to family and work constraints.
There is no need to become sedentary as your body slows. There are clubs for just about any activity from walking to yoga and anything you could imagine in between.
Taking a local class has many benefits for aging. You are being both social, working your mind as well as being active.
Be of Service to Others
Being useful keeps you feeling wanted. There are many options for voluntary work and helping in schools and youth organisations. Being a companion to someone you know is something that requires nothing but an open heart and listening ears.
There are many wayss to remain young in mind, body and heart which will help you enjoy aging.