No one really likes growing old, unless of course you are a kid wanting buy a fancy set of hot wheels or a giant candy lollipop. Nevertheless, as we mature with age, the thought of becoming old is rather unwelcoming in different ways. However, we need to understand that it is something that we would all have to go through at some point or the other. And here is what we could do to create an image of positive aging.
Surrounding yourself with a lot of love and affection is necessary as you grow old. Not only would it be better for your overall wellbeing, but it shall also be a rather refreshing change of environment that is far away from meds and docs. Even if it were in a nursing home Canberra or in a club meeting, try to be more involved and engaged with people. This way you could create more and more positive relations and companions that would be there by your side when and ever required. We are all human, and humans crave attention from others. It is one of the needs as described by Abraham Maslow. And so, in order to gain this attention, many people engage in different things that would lead them towards achieving this. It could go to extremes of snapping a pic on the edge of a mountain to simply gain more likes than another.
Amidst of all of these things, we can afford to do while we are young, there are certain limitations that come in to play while we grow old. And so, we cannot afford to do crazy, yet it does not mean we do not crave that same energizing attention. So, don’t give up on going to club meetings, high teas with friends or maybe even a carnival with your family, simply because you think you are too old for it. You are never too old for anything (okay, may be somethings), it is all in your head. So just because you are increasing in number doesn’t mean that the kid at heart should be given up on. Think of aging in a new light and try out different adventures that you couldn’t have done simply because you were too young for it all.
You need to understand that you might have to face that looming discussion on home care services and such. And so, because of this you need to be prepared beforehand. And one way of doing so is by firstly accepting the change that is going to be coming soon, and that is the fact that you are growing too old to do certain things by yourself and might need help. Being stubborn and unaccepting could make this process much more difficult than it could possibly be. But agreeing upon it and making amicable decisions with regards to it, shall help design things to be in your favor (more or less). So think of aging in a new light and you’ll be enjoying it in a better way every day!