How do you handle the process of ageing? Some fight it, others embrace it. I for one choose to embrace it. What I’ve noticed is that wisdom certainly does come with age, it is a direct result of experience. That led me to ask the question - what exactly constitutes wisdom? We all have our theories around growing older and wisdom but I think what we may be missing are the various ways ageing changes us. Physically, emotionally, mentally, the list goes on. What I think is important is that we should learn to embrace age because it is inevitable. The sooner we accept it the better. Easier said than done though, I know!
Seeing that July is my birth month and I’ll be turning 30, I thought I would share my sentiment on ageing, so here goes! I love the process of ageing as a whole. I enjoy the maturity that comes with age, assuming you have the self-awareness to notice a change in yourself. I’ve always considered myself a very mature individual but with age it’s only improving. I enjoy the fact that little things don’t bother me the way they use to. I’ve reached a point in my life were I’ve stopped worrying about the opinion others may have of me. My life is mine to live. I enjoy that I have developed a strong confidence in myself and a will to achieve anything I set out to in my life.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I don’t value others opinions about me, positive or negative. It’s not that I don’t care about my fellow man, I absolutely do. What I have to come realize is that there is a certain level of humility one must have to progress through this journey of life successfully, but that doesn’t mean it has to be done at the expense of your dignity. So here’s my advice, embrace the process of ageing no matter how it changes you, we may not always be as pretty as we were yesterday, but at least we may know a little better. Don’t take experience for granted, it is one of our most valuable tools.
In closing I would like to encourage you to look after yourself. Eat as healthy as possible, exercise as often as you can and most importantly try to enjoy every second of your waking life. Very few of us are privileged with a long and prosperous life, so make the most of what you have in this and every given moment, because you never know when it will be taken away from you. I don’t mean to sound negative, I would just like to encourage you to give a hundred and ten percent, enjoy life and make the most of what you have.
Until next time,