“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan
Aging is an inevitable process. But what makes a person young is not all about the physical look, but in the attitude and enthusiasm that lies within us. Every age in life brings a new opportunity and the past years help us to gain the maturity to face the current opportunity.
Our physical body doesn’t have to be a barrier that stops us from having fun in our lives. Following a healthy regimen of regular exercise, getting the proper rest and maintaining a nutritious diet, one can help stay energetic and young at heart irrespective of how old you are.
All around us, we see blatant marketing trends geared toward looking younger. It almost seems as being who and where we are and what it took for us to get there, is no longer an important factor. Honor your journey in who you are along with the wisdom and experiences you can offer. You cannot achieve life experiences when you’re ‘locked’ in time.
In her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz spoke about how she embraced her aging gracefully and naturally. She chose not to follow her stunning co-stars in the industry who opted for surgery. She mentioned how excited she was when she turned 40 and that she felt it was her beginning of life. We learn new things and accept ourselves just the way we are created. In spite of the fact that Cameron Diaz refused to follow the Hollywood trend of Botox and embraced her age, she still is one of the highest paid actresses in the industry.
This gift of life is not worth squandering on or following the anti-aging trend used in technologies and products to stop something that is inevitable. Life is worthwhile when it is spent relishing every moment given and doing the things in which you enjoy the most.
In our eagerness to achieve our goals and dreams, we sometimes succumb to the pressures of society and leave the child within us behind. Keeping the child within us alive will help us enjoy life to its fullest. A small child is not caught up in the worries of the world. Consciously keeping stress away and making a firm decision to enjoy life will make the entire process of aging a joy.