It is not always easy to accept growing old in a society that puts more emphasis on youth, and where old age is still a taboo subject. However, this is the lot of human beings and no one can do anything about it. So, you might as well say that aging remains a privilege, even in a society whose life expectancy is constantly increasing, and that old age brings its share of joy, is synonymous with new activities and projects.
Many seniors refuse to age in particular because they find it difficult to accept the changes inherent in the passage of time, whether physically, in terms of appearance or in connection with their diminishing abilities.
Wrinkles, white hair, joint problems, and many other signs alert us to old age that is on its way. It is important to be well informed of the changes to come in your body, but also in your mind, at this time of life. To better prevent them first, but also to better accept them.
Being aware of these changes (why not prevent them) also allows you to be more positive, to pay less attention to your physical characteristics and your appearance, ultimately to learn to love yourself for what you are. and what one inevitably becomes over time.
Today, getting old has little to do with what our grandparents, or even our parents, knew. If before we were already considered old at 60 years old, nowadays, we speak of elderly people rather from 70 years old. Moreover, given the demographic evolution and the increasing life expectancy, in a few years, we will become senior from the age of 75, or even more!
Aging today is not always synonymous with degeneration either, and many seniors are still very active. Activity is precisely one of the keys to accepting (well) aging. The problem of aging is indeed more in the head than in the body!
Staying active to accept aging can, for example, result in the regular practice of appropriate physical activity such as walking, swimming, yoga, etc. There's nothing like feeling good about your body to come to terms with getting older.
But the activity is not limited to sports practices. Staying active to age well also means staying connected with society, for example by participating in associations, babysitting your grandchildren, organizing outings with friends, etc.
To avoid refusing to age, it is indeed important to make the most of the present moments and all the pleasure, joy and energy they bring. Feeling good in your head plays a huge role in accepting the passage of time.
And it is not because we are getting older that we should no longer have plans for the future. Quite the contrary! Projecting yourself in time is a great way to stimulate yourself and put aside all the little problems related to old age that can undermine everyday life.
Refusing to age is legitimate. Getting older can be scary, especially when it comes to diminishing physical and neurological abilities.
But, take a good look around you, you certainly know people over the age of 60/65 who live perfectly well with aging. So why not take them as a "model"?
Adopt their rhythm of life by adapting it to yours, draw inspiration from their overflowing energy, etc., and you will see that it is not so complicated to accept aging while remaining playful, dynamic and enthusiastic!
Also telling yourself that aging is a privilege helps a lot to age serenely. It is indeed a time of life when we know each other well and when we are more capable of knowing what we must put aside (remorse, regrets, physical criteria, etc.) . In short, consider only the good sides of life and abandon everything that can constitute a weight and poisons life.