Next year I turn 40 and for most of the time I look around at people my own age and I don’t feel that age at all. Inside me is a 25 year old who is now re-living her misspent youth.
When I was a teenager I had a hard challenging time, like most teenagers, but I did not feel I fully lived my youth. I was also quite a shy child pre-teen and did not get to enjoy the fun and play many children did as I spent most of my time hiding or playing on my own. Now, I feel I have a new lease of life and the youthfulness is emerging as I become more my true self and I am being more and more authentic daily.
‘Youthful’ shines through the eyes as highlighted in my post on R for Radiance Here. I feel sometimes our bodies can hide out youthful state, but if we begin to allow it forward, even an aging body can’t trap your inner youth.
SO What Keeps Us Youthful
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~Samuel Ullman
- Never stop dreaming.
- Always keep learning.
- Don’t watch television all day.
- Engage your mind daily.
- Be more mindful and remember to smell the flowers of life.
- Try new things regularly.
- Don’t stay stuck in the same routine forever.
- Enjoy your ‘me’ time.
- Exercise regularly even if it’s simply walking around your area.
- Listen to music and dance.
- Trust your intuition and begin a practice of meditation.
- Question your beliefs and if they make you feel old, change them.
- Learn to see the lines on your face as a road map of your soul not a curse.
- Learn to embrace change and to not be devastated if something turns out differently to planned.
- Keep open to the new and possibility.
by tomorrow for the final letter to see what the letter Z will be about.