Information on how to take a positive attitude towards your own aging process. Learn to age gracefully, with humour and dignity.
We mentioned in the last newsletter that we would be introducing our first skill and turning it into a resource.
You and I know that to get through life at any age, takes above all a lot of energy.
This need does not diminish as we get older. It probably increases.
We introduced this in the last edition with the four simple steps;
1. Sit or lie down as comfortably as you can.
2. Imagine that your arms and hands have just collapsed in to a state of complete relaxation.
3. Imagine that your legs and feet have just collapsed into a state of complete relaxation.
4. Imagine that your face has just collapsed into a state of complete relaxation.
Each time, try to "imagine" what it would be like if this happened.
Imagine what that feeling would be like. Keep the imagination going, that is what will make it work for you.
You will notice that your breathing has slowed down.
Now go through 2-4 again and imagine what it would be like if that feeling extended through your whole body.
Joe Brennan - Aging Positivist.
Our culture has evolved through the need to find a competitive edge in most areas of our lives.
This is very much the accepted belief amongst younger people, and now amongst the Baby Boomers who are desperately trying to hang on to the last vestiges of their youth.
Now, I say this in the nicest possible way as the BBs are really the backbone of a rapidly changing society now.
It it would be great for all of us if they could hang on a bit longer than what is normally expected. Without them there would be a huge cultural void between my generation and the present one. So hang in there, your country needs you BBs!
However, I've found OTHER ways to be "youthful' You can read about them in my newsletter, Aging Positively News.
Annette from Australia made the comment... "I was just wondering what's graceful about riding in the Community Bus, or dignified for that matter??!!"
My comment: It all depends on how you sit on it (the bus seat, that is).
Joe - Aging Positivist
Aging is a process which we will all undergo. Learn about aging positively.
I was listening to the radio the other day, and there was a lady talking about her son being bullied at work.
As the conversation continued it became apparent that she (the Mother) was in her mid fifties and her son was a middle level manager and he was being "bullied" by his bosses.
So I asked myself... "When does one stop being a parent and when does one stop being bullied?".
It seems to me that aging positively should kick in in both these situations!