Ageing Well Over 50s Lifestyle

Ageing Well in August – Days 11 – 17

August 17, 2019
Ageing Well in August - Days 11 - 17

Another week of Ageing Well in August and I’m loving the series and the response. During August, the focus has been on Ageing Well and I’ve been posting tips daily on the ST60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook Group. I’m also co-hosting the series with Debbie from Deb’s World and each Saturday we are hosting link up for you to share your thoughts on Ageing Well.

Ageing Well in August - Week 1 Wrap
Ageing Well in August list of prompts

Ageing Well in August – Days 11 – 17

My next 7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

Day – 11 DRINK MORE WATER

Water is essential for life. Drinking water and staying hydrated has so many benefits

  • Increases energy
  • Improves skin
  • Relieves fatigue
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Cleans the toxins from our bodies
  • Maintains regularity
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Is a natural headache remedy
  • Prevents muscle cramps

What’s not to like? Set your alarm to remind you to drink 1 litre of water/25kg of your weight each day.

DAY 12 – BE VISIBLE, BE PROUD

Too often I hear Women Over 50 say they feel invisible, they feel pushed aside. If we feel invisible we will be. Make yourself visible, be heard and be proud of who you are. Don’t wear an Invisibility Cloak!

DAY 13 – STOP SAYING ‘YOUNG PEOPLE THESE DAYS’

Do you find yourself sometimes being a grumpy old woman? I know I am sometimes but we need to remember that we were young once so let’s try and avoid saying ‘Young People these days’ because that was what was said about our generation and probably those before. Young people have much to offer even if their ideas are different to ours.

DAY 14 – STAY CURIOUS – BE INTERESTED IN LIFE.

As we age we can lose the ability of curiosity. As a child we are curious about everything and question life around us. Staying curious and maintaining interest in life and living is an important key to Ageing Well. What are you curious about?

DAY 15 – BE OPEN TO NEW IDEAS

Prejudice is something we all have – it is part of being human. Overcoming prejudice means opening our minds to new ideas and thinking. Holding onto prejudice is not ageing well it is becoming bitter and who wants to be a bitter, old woman?

DAY 16 – TAKE CARE OF YOUR APPEARANCE.

Ageing Well in August - Days 11 - 17

I acknowledge that beauty should come from the inside but taking care of our body and appearance is part of ageing well. Being healthy inside and out, by living a healthy lifestyle with the important ingredient – A SMILE- not only makes you look beautiful but gives you self-confidence and health to enjoy life.

DA7 17 – LAUGH MORE

Ageing Well in August Days 11 - 17

Laughter brings joy and light into our life. It lifts our spirits and is good for our mental health. How can you bring more laughter into your life?

Well that is another 7 ways to help us Age Well. Can you add to my list?

If you are wanting to find inspiration for Ageing Well here are the tips for the next week:

Day 18 – Stop Waiting for the right time

Day 19 – Be kind to your body – Stretch each day

Day 20 – Make time for play

Day 21 – Strengthen your body

Day 22 – Say Goodbye to negative people

Day 23 – Make time for self-care

Day 24 – Keep Learning

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35 Comments

  • Reply Donna Connolly August 17, 2019 at 09:44

    Such great reminders, Sue. And as usual, so timely! I’ve mentioned before that I need to drink more water, and I try… I honestly do, Today, I decided to put myself on a water drinking program, and as soon as I did that, your post popped up. Great timing! 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 17, 2019 at 15:50

      We must be on the same wavelength, Donna! 🙂

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au August 17, 2019 at 15:32

    These were great prompts Sue – and all so important if we want to stay relevant and visible in Midlife. So many women stop laughing, growing, looking after ourselves, and taking a healthy interest in the world keep us vital and engaged – and to me that’s what Midlife is all about x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 17, 2019 at 15:52

      Hi Leanne, I’ve tried to find quotes that I haven’t seen before. I think everyone is enjoying the series and anything that makes us step back and evaluate how we live our life has to be good. xx

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee August 19, 2019 at 06:58

    Some good tips. I might work on the water and the standing tall this week!

    • Reply Lydia C. Lee August 21, 2019 at 07:37

      Might work on the moisturiser this week! #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 22, 2019 at 07:20

      Hi Lydia, yes Water is a difficult one for many of us especially in Winter. Stand tall, drink your water and be beautiful xx

  • Reply Jo August 19, 2019 at 09:43

    Great prompts. Funnily enough, I read day 16 before I went out and ducked back inside to pop some lippy on. I’m working on the water one this week.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 22, 2019 at 07:21

      Good for you with the lippy, I’ve been so slack lately but when we went to a wedding recently and I glammed up I felt so good about myself. Hope your week is going great! xx

  • Reply Vanessa August 19, 2019 at 10:51

    Re the “Young People these days” … I can’t remember the specifics but a lecturer told a story in a class in my undergrad that has always stuck with me. It was about the evolution of writing. Every step of the way, people were “Oh no, it’s the death of handwriting!” from fountain pens to ball point pens to most things being online… and yet, have we stopped hand writing? Overall, not really. It’s the same sort of thing, an evolution can seem irrelevant or scary but it happens in all contexts.

    And drinking water – yes! I nearly always have a water bottle on me. Gotta stay hydrated for so many reasons.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 22, 2019 at 07:24

      Yes evolution is part of life and I remember that people said the same thing about e-readers – it would be the death of the hard copy. Yet I see so many books still in publication and on display in bookstores. Change is inevitable and we need to embrace it and learn from the innovators. Hope your week is going well. xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris August 19, 2019 at 17:10

    I am loving all your quotes and words of wisdom Sue, you are really embracing the Ageing Well in August theme and I’m so pleased to be along on the journey with you. I really need the more water one to sink in, so thanks for highlighting the benefits again. See you next week #lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 22, 2019 at 07:25

      I’m so happy to have you join me in presenting the monthly theme as well Deb. xx

      • Reply Debbie Harris August 22, 2019 at 11:29

        Thanks again for being such a great friend Sue xx sharing for #mlstl

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl August 19, 2019 at 19:25

    So much motivation and inspiration in this post for me, Sue!

    Thank you!

    SSG xxx

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid August 20, 2019 at 00:57

    What a great list! I don’t say, “young people these days…” but I do so “when I was young…” Thanks for the reminder to ditch my grumpy pants!

  • Reply Alicia OBrien August 20, 2019 at 11:06

    I find myself reminding some of my friends (usually male) that remark about young people. I always remind them that they were young once and probably the same!
    I appreciated a funny joke video message from my mum the other morning. She must have known I needed a good start to my day with a laugh. It definitely sets the mood.

  • Reply Bella August 20, 2019 at 13:27

    I’ve been challenging myself to drink more water recently. These are such simple ideas but so important for living a balanced, abundant life 🙂

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle August 20, 2019 at 15:32

    These are a great list of prompts Sue. No. 11 and No. 17 jump out at me. I need to drink more water and I really need to laugh more. xo

  • Reply Donna McNicol August 21, 2019 at 09:45

    Great tips, no matter your age! #MLSTL shared on SM

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au August 21, 2019 at 11:37

    I love all of these Sue – and the quotes you’ve chosen to go with them. I think so much of Aging well is to do with our attitude – if we’re positive and choose joy and acceptance, remember to laugh, smile at others, be kind, be grateful, the rest just falls into place.
    Thanks for sharing another great MLSTL party with me and I’ve shared this on my SM xx

  • Reply Michele August 21, 2019 at 12:09

    All of these tips are so positive and useful. I believe that how we age is largely up to us. We are given some genetics and some life and medical issues, but how we handle them is our choice. I love seeing an entire movement of people who choose to age positively. it is inspirational!

  • Reply Theresa Muth August 21, 2019 at 13:14

    Water is my nemesis! I drink coffee all morning and then don’t drink much of anything after that. It’s something I really need to focus on.
    I love your reminders on how to age well! Sharing to sm and visiting from #MSTL

  • Reply Donna Connolly August 21, 2019 at 13:21

    Shared on my Social Media. #MLSTL

  • Reply Johanna August 21, 2019 at 14:34

    Great tips Sue and I tend to forget to drink enough water in Winter. I notice because the skin on my forearms looks a bit flaky and my legs too. Definitely need to drink more water than coffee! Pinned 🙂 #MLSTL

  • Reply Denyse Whelan August 21, 2019 at 18:46

    I ticked all of these with pride..but water did let me down. I ‘think’ I drink enough water and have water with me at all times but I know I could (and should) drink more! Promise I will.

    Thanks for linking up for Life This Week. Next week’s optional prompt is 34/51 Self-Care: Share Your Story #5 26/8/19. Hope to see you link up then too. Denyse.

  • Reply Candi Randolph August 21, 2019 at 20:24

    So many healthy and inspiring thoughts, Sue, particularly the one about women feeling invisible as they age. It is so true that we have the power to allow that to happen, or not. It really is a mindset!

  • Reply Jennifer Jones August 21, 2019 at 20:52

    These are great Ageing Well tips Sue. I really detest hearing people saying ‘young people these days’ .

  • Reply Natalie August 21, 2019 at 23:12

    All very good tips, Sue. I love your points on curiosity, laughter, and looking good both inside and out. #MLSTL

  • Reply Nancy Andres August 22, 2019 at 04:19

    Dear Sue, This series is fabulous. Some things like self-care and exercise are part of my regular routine. Other things like #8 getting connected with technology I’m doing at a slower pace. I have learned being gentle with myself is key to happiness, and that helps me go with the flow and carry on. Love the quotes. I will reshare and pin.

  • Reply Patricia Doyle August 22, 2019 at 05:12

    Hi Sue, visiting from #MLSTL. I’m noticing your quotes on FB!- really like so many of them. You’re doing amazing find great quotes! I’m also using your daily tip as a prompt in my morning journal…kind of a carry over from July and I’m liking it. Pat

  • Reply Christie Hawkes August 23, 2019 at 22:00

    There are so many good tips here, Sue. This has possibly been my favorite monthly theme so far. I believe that being curious and dropping prejudices go hand in hand. If you are truly curious about things, you have to open your mind and be willing to rethink preconceived notions. It’s an ongoing process and an important part of aging well and continuing to grow and learn. Thank you for this series and for #MLSTL.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2019 at 04:52

      Hi Christie yes I agree this has been my favourite theme as well. So many positive things we can experience if we have the right attitude to ageing. I hadn’t thought about curiosity and dropping prejudices going hand in hand but now that you have mentioned it, it is quite obvious. Thank you for mentioning that angle. Have a beautiful week and it is always lovely to see you at #MLSTL. xx

  • Reply Jan Wild August 24, 2019 at 02:48

    Sue I could not agree more with all these prompts, but particularly the one about invisibility. I feel women need to be constantly reminded that they don’t need to be invisible. Some choose to be, and that’s fine, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I loved this post and I am sharing it on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2019 at 04:55

      Thank you, Jan and you are a great role model of Women Over 50 being a strong and stylish presence. I do agree it is a choice – we can accept being visible or we can make ourselves heard through the way we live our lives with confidence and vibrancy. Thank you for sharing. xx

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