Getting Older has advantages!
In case you’re similar to a great many people, your point of view on getting older has likely changed after some time. When you were in your high schoolers, you likely couldn’t sit tight for every birthday, since age implied livens like driving an auto and getting a later check in time. Be that as it may, as you get into your 30s, 40s and past, you may feel the years are flying by too rapidly. You may even begin to miss those cheerful high school days—or possibly, your energetic adolescent body.
But getting older doesn’t have to be such a negative thing. Even those “inevitable” changes of physical aging can be put off for a while with things like exercise, eating right and maybe even a little cosmetic assistance. And when you look at research data, the positives of getting older can far outweigh the negatives.
Really, when it comes to aging, it’s all about our state of mind. Getting older is inevitable, so own it! Here are five reasons why you should embrace aging, rather than dread it.
1. You’ll Have a More Positive Outlook
Studies have shown that as we grow older, we tend to have a more positive outlook on life in general. Perhaps it’s because we have already gone through some stuff in life and fought our most important battles. We’ve learned not to sweat the small stuff because it’s a waste of energy. Being able to see the bigger picture is a gift that only comes with age, so celebrate it.
2. You Call the Shots
One of the joys of getting older is that you’ll feel more confident and empowered to make your own choices, such as when you go to sleep and what you choose to eat and when, as well as how often you visit your family and where you choose to travel. Plus, you can say just about anything you want. As we get older we become masters of our own universes. That’s a pretty powerful feeling.
3. You Get Great Discounts
The older you get the more perks you get. If you’re in your late 50s or 60s, you know what an AARP membership can do! And who cares if you eat dinner at 4:30 in the afternoon? Taking advantage of the early bird specials means no cooking, no cleaning and no crowds—win, win and win. But even if you’re still a ways away from senior citizenship, you’ll still be offered perks as the years pass, such as discounts for being a good driver or the ability to take out loans for having good credit, just because you’ve proven your responsibility over time.
4. Your Confidence Grows
As we grow from our 20s to 30s, 30s to 40s and so on, our confidence grows a little stronger with each passing decade. Things we once saw as important, like what others may have thought about us, just don’t seem to matter as much anymore. Also, with age we continue to grow into who we are as individuals. We are constantly building our “take-me-as-I-am” muscle as we exude confidence and show it to the world. This makes us more attractive to others, too. Having a strong sense of self is probably the number one thing that draws people to you—in relationships, in your career and in every aspect of life.
5. Your Sex Life Flourishes
Speaking of confidence, getting older doesn’t necessarily translate into having less or less-pleasing sex. In fact, one of the positives of getting older is that we enjoy being intimate even more, perhaps, in part, due to that growing confidence. It’s also a known fact that women hit their sexual prime later in life, and certainly both sexes can benefit from years of learned sexual wisdom, making older lovers more adept at pleasing their partners.