You are pushing forty and reach the stage called midlife. While there are women who would think that this is a bad thing but it is not. If you look at it, you have been blessed with relatively good health and fortune to reach the big 4-0. Not a lot of people are able to say that they have aged gracefully—some have died young. If you start being pushed by the negative hype of aging it will only lead you to a lot of stress and anxiety. There is nothing you can do with the ticking on the clock but you can do something that can make aging less tacky.
Don’t be a pessimist
Pessimism can make everything look worse when they are not. Many women take offense when people ask their ages, admit it you could be one of those. If you think about it age is just a number and the more you attempt to hide it the more it reveals itself. When our minds are peppered with negative thoughts we eat a lot, worry a lot and even drink alcoholic beverages which are not good for our skin. The natural chemicals that make our skins younger looking are being destroyed thus we tend to look older than we should. This is why it is better to stay positive and learn to accept how old we really are and amaze people about the truth.
Take an advocacy
When you do the right thing you are making most of your time on earth. Time is not on your side and it would give the world much good if you take up an advocacy and become passionate about it.
Change is good
Often women can get away with less makeup or unmade hair when they were younger. However, when women mature they need to adapt to changes in order to cope with the demands of the present times. Many women have been so accustomed with their habits that they resist change which may not work well or make them less flattering. Change happens and it is the only thing constant in this universe. If you want to age gracefully you need to embrace the changes. Find out what are the things that you need to change and work on it.
Spend to look good
One mistake mature women make when they age is to spend less in making themselves look good. Sometimes women think that they are already over the hill and no amount of fixing nor powdering can turn back the hands of time and make them attractive like before. They are dead wrong. Women need to invest a lot to answer the challenge of the times. The looks may no longer be the same as before but it is never a crime to look good.
Become more active
Aging gracefully entails a paradigm shift in your lifestyle choice. It appears in some studies that high physical activity and active engagement are keys to age gracefully. A heightened awareness about health will give women reaching middle age to foster meaningful relationships and keep off the things that can hurt their physical and mental welfare. When a mature woman becomes physically active it allows her to make more value and meaning to her life.
Humor it is
What is the best way to make life less stressful? Have fun and get a hearty laugh. We all know that laughter can actually add years to your life. There have been studies that cancer cells are getting defeated thanks to the magic of laughter. If you haven’t been exactly the clown that can bring a hearty laugh to everyone then it is never too late to start now. Make yourself the punch line of your jokes and start laughing about yourself; you will soon find that there is a market about the fact that you are getting old.
Yes, getting older is peppered with emotional landmines waiting to explode when someone steps on it. For some reason our society is too fixated on the negative impacts of aging that they forget to see the bigger picture. This is why you need to stay positive and make the world see what you have to offer.