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 – 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.
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
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
I would love to hear your thoughts on Ageing Well – leave them in the comments section below.