Keep reading, men! This is not about ” THE change ” We are discussing how changes can affect us as we age. We ALL are aging, even children, so this isn’t just for “older ” folks.
Think back to when we left the safety of home, routine and our caregivers to venture onto a school bus for the very first time . I think most of us had mixed feelings, including a bit of fear. When we entered the cheerful and bright atmosphere of kindergarten, our fears mostly melted away. Theoretically, where would we be without any education? Fear wasn’t able to hold us back, as the law requires us to be educated. However, the law does not require us to make changes to age in a healthful manner, so it’s up to us to make adjustments.
Think of our accomplishments. They all required a change; whether in habit, attitude, financial risk, values, etc. Now, think of the aging process. We cannot change that. However, by resisting change, we may be speeding up our physical aging. Young people should also be concerned with this. Right now, you are laying the foundation on which to build your lives.
I still encounter “older” people that resist cell phones. That one change could save their lives in an emergency! There are also so many of us that continually have body discomfort and weight issues. We complain, half heartedly try fads, then comfort ourselves with Netflix binges and sugar. ( I’ve done this, too)
If I hadn’t stepped out of my comfort zone to change, I would still be falling over in the morning due to imbalance, crying because I hurt and unable to wear my wedding ring.
What in your life needs to change so you may age in comfort? Are you at a loss as to where to start or what to do? Start with something small, like using Stevia in your coffee in lieu of sugar, or adding flair to your look with a new cosmetic or hair color. When we try new looks, we do not appear dated!
The change that helped me most was being open to new scientific research on whole foods nutrition. Now that I made that change, I am staying stuck in those ways! You see, some things we are doing need never change!