By Chef K.T.Murphy
Everyone grows older and eventually dies; it’s just the natural way of life. Picture of David with his new nephew
Over the weekend my partner and I had a talk about age. We were at dinner. Ladies across the table said out with your son for dinner Chef. Replied, no out with my boyfriend. Thank you. It started the issue of age. Yes, he is half my age. He was when Im 60 you will be 90. I was like yes but you cant keep up now. Maybe when I’m 90 we will have equal energy levels haha.
In my late 50’s relationship is more important then just hooking up. I have children that are young. Family has always been important to me. I waited 7 months before introducing my kids to my partner. Age is a number. Its about doing what you enjoy and enjoy being with.
However, how a person deals with aging is a whole other story and entirely up to the person. You’re brain has the power to make you ageless.
If you have the right mindset, you can make it, so you hardly notice you’ve aged at all. In this article, I am going to provide you with everything you need to start putting yourself in the ageless mindset.
How Can a Positive Mindset Make You Ageless?
Of course, we don’t mean that it can literally make you ageless, but it can certainly make you feel as if you are! One of the biggest complaints amongst those over the age of 50 is the feeling of deterioration, decline, and the feeling of being unwanted or not useful that so often comes along with aging.
Your mindset is a big part in how you cope with that and, also, how you can work to combat it. If you keep your mind focused on the positive things your age has brought you (like wisdom, understanding, and the ability to better help others) and work diligently to maintain good physical health, you won’t notice your aging a bit. Plus, it will greatly improve your overall outlook on life, as well as your quality of life.
Ignore the Culture Surrounding You
We live in a world obsessed with youth. Every day, older people are pushed to the side in favor of the younger generations. People are seen as being in their prime when they’re in their late ‘teens and early twenties. Those who are older than 30, tend to frequently lie about their age, trying to make it seem like they’re part of the favored, younger group.
In order to get past this and actually start living with an ageless mindset, you have to do your best to tune it out. You have aged to the best state you’ve been yet. You’re wizened and seasoned. Stop denying your aging and own it; that’s what will truly make you ageless.
Love Your Body and Own Your Age
The only way to ensure you keep having the ageless mindset is to continue to love your body and remind yourself that you are getting better with age. There’s no such thing as perfection for humanity; we make mistakes, learn, and grow throughout our lives.
An important part of keeping yourself in the ageless mindset is loving and appreciating your body for what it does for you and how far it has gotten you. Every day that you’re alive, you learn something new and adapt to changes around you. The first step in keeping an ageless mindset is loving your body for all its many years and experiences and appreciating it.
Never Say ‘Never’
The number one thing that will knock you off your track towards an ageless mindset is negativity. We psych ourselves by telling ourselves that we’re too old to do something, too set in our ways to learn something, and even that we’re simply too old to be of value.
These thoughts are toxic and highly dangerous to the positive outlook you’re trying to maintain. You are capable of doing anything you put your mind to; now, it may take you a little extra effort to get there, but if you make the effort, you can accomplish it.
Never listen when that negative voice inside your head tells you anything negative about your abilities, your worth, or your age.
How you deal with aging is entirely up to you: you be in denial about the fact that you’re getting older by lying about your age and dying your hair, or you can embrace your age for all the wonderful things it has brought you and move forward with a positive mindset with have you feeling ageless.
All the best