“Aging is not for sissies.” Actress Bette Davis coined this phrase many years ago and I believe she is right. Ask any elder in their 80’s, 90’s or beyond and I am sure they will agree as well. Aging brings you face to face with major challenges in life. Are you ready?
If not, there is no better time than right now to start preparing for the road ahead. Take some time to assess your current place in life to find out where you might begin to make some changes. Ask yourself the following questions:
- “Are my relationships satisfying and supportive?”
- “Have I made peace with my past?”
- “Do I take good care of myself?”
- “Do my work and leisure activities bring me joy and happiness?”
- “Am I where I want to be?”
Having a solid base is necessary for enduring life’s ups and downs. Healthy aging does not just happen. It requires focus, dedication and commitment to create the future you desire.
Take one giant step towards healthy aging today and register for next Monday’s workshop: AHA! Attitudes for Healthy Aging. Embrace a proactive approach that supports good choices for years to come. In the forthcoming posts, I will be discussing the significance of each of the five questions listed above as they relate to healthy aging. Until then, take good care and I hope to see you on Monday evening.