It becomes a little bit frustrating, hearing people say that the best days of their lives were when they were younger. Sure, the days of your childhood and teenage years can be fun, but it’s not like it’s all downhill once we reach adulthood. People saying that this is the case are responsible for a negative feedback loop — it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. In fact, it’s more than possible to live your best years at any point. There are enough people into their later who are proving that to be true. Below, we take a look at a few ways you can live your best, no matter how old you are.
Watch Your Vices
Life can be hard, and there are always ways that it’ll beat you down. But actually, most people end up doing themselves harm. They’re their own worst enemy! This is the case when it comes to things like energy, over which we have a big influence. If you’re drinking too much alcohol, or smoking cigarettes, or staying up too late, then you can’t have too many complaints if there’s no spring in your step. Those things will take it right out. Cut back or eliminate these things entirely, and you’ll find that you’ll have more energy in no time.
Take Care of Issues
The longer we live, the more likely it is that we’ll acquire certain physical issues. If they’re left untreated for too long, then they can seriously compromise the overall quality of our lives. So it’s important that you’re handling any injuries and medical conditions that you have. This could involve working with a physiotherapist or a general surgeon, depending on what the issue is. It’s much easier to live at your best when you don’t have a physical problem that’s holding you back.
Yoga and Meditation
There are two things that make it harder to live our best lives when we’re older. The first is that our bodies aren’t what they were. The second is that we have a lot of responsibilities, and this can weigh on our mind. Fortunately, two ancient practices can help on this front. A person that practices yoga and meditation will feel and be much better than someone who doesn’t. They’re both easy enough to get started, and the benefits arrive almost instantly.
You can’t live your best life if you’re always working. It’s normal to increase your workload as you age, since you have to pay your bills, but it’s recommended that you work on getting your work/life balance in check. If you’re working hard, then you deserve to rest and enjoy life, too. Don’t feel guilty!
Finally, remember to stay open. We can push ourselves in a single narrative, and this can really rob us of our happiness. If you stay open to the world, then you’ll find that there’s always something that comes along to improve your life. There’s a lot of good stuff out there, but you must be willing to see it.