Growing old gracefully

Many people who reach the age of 60s or 70s fear that their lives are doomed towards senility and all the other ailments that characterize growing old. But being in your 60s and even  70s can be one of the most meaningful and rewarding years of your life. In fact, for some, this signals a more productive life as some are able to write the book that they had always wanted to write or travel to places they have always wanted to see.

The key to growing old gracefully

It is just a matter of looking and examining one’s life and seeing how you can touch the lives of more people. This is the key to growing old gracefully. The more focused and single-minded you are in enriching the lives of others, the more you begin to explore new interests, and the more engaged with people and with the life you become. You will then become more empowered because you will see how at this age, people are still looking for you and wanting your advice on many subject matters you have already experienced. You would be surprised how mature you are in giving out that advice and seeing how your life experiences are now enriching the lives of others. Because of this new sense of purpose, you will have a heightened sense of purpose and fulfillment that you may not have experienced in the past. This will make you more grateful to God for granting you a fulfilled life with many people still seeking you for guidance and help.

Be a little more active

On another note, this could also be a time in your life when you can be more physically concerned about your health and explore ways of developing a healthy body despite your age. You can sign up for dance classes that are not so taxing or even yoga exercises that will provide a relaxed mind and a relaxed body. Another more soothing way of spending your time is to be a little more active with your church activities where you can be a member of a Bible study class. This will make you more at ease because the Bible study lessons will not only provide physical and mental relief but also a spiritual rejuvenation that will give you a sense of joy at having reached a stage in life when you are spiritually growing.

Be more creative

Look for activities that will make you get out of your comfort zone. For instance, is there a new friend you met during your early morning walks? What do the two of you have in common? Perhaps, you share a hobby or an interest with this person. This may turn out to be a wonderful way of spending time productively. Or you and your husband can go to stage plays or movies together, something which you were not able to do when you were both busy raising up your children. There are many ways of growing old gracefully, and the list is as long as you set your mind to it.