Accepting the Inevitability of Ageing
Ageing is just a natural part of living.Everyone grows old and no matter how many beauty products and good
habits we develop, sooner or later we’ re going to lose or the look we spent so much time nurturing.It’s a sad thing to think about, but it’s something that we all have to learn to accept sooner or later.
However, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom!
Growing old and ageing gracefully can go hand in hand assuming you’ re willing to accept your limitations and
embrace new things. If you fear the inevitable, then here are a couple of ways to help you embrace and accept the future where you’ II inevitably start growing older.
Accepting the inevitability of ageing is just one of the hurdles in life that we all learn to overcome eventually.
Change the products you use
Whenyou grow older,there might be a need for hair growth shampoo to keep your hair lookingfantastic for as
long as possible.You might also switch to wrinkle-reducing creams,and you might start putting less makeup on now so that you can develop better habits to keep youR skin clear in a natural way.
Remember that every makeup product that you touch now will have some effect on you later on in life,hence
why many people are advocatingfor natural looks that use minimal makeup. At the end of the day,how much you usewill be up to you,butit’s never a bad idea to try and cut down or change the products you useto better prepare for the future and to slow down the ageing process.
Products don’t have to meanjust makeup either.There are other things that age you as well,such as the foods
you eat and the drinks you consume.A good example is sweet foods and alcohol.These typically age you faster due to the way sugar affects your skin collagen.Sugar also damages your teeth which can lead to tooth decay, further affecting our appearance and making us appear older.As a result, make sureyou watch your diet and always consumefoods that are healthier for you instead of sticking to the same diet throughout your whole life.
Have realistic: expectations
The media and cultural norms will have you believe that you can stay young forever. Sadly, as much as we’d all
love to take a sip of that fabled fountain of youth, we need to focus on reality and not fantasy. There are physical and mental limitations that we need to cope with as we grow older. You’ II be slower, you’ II lose muscle
mass, parts of your body will sag and your brain is going to get a little rusty.
Even the healthiest 80-year-old isn’t going to be running around and competing in competitions. This obviously
doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in physical activities when you’ re older, but it does mean that you should set realistic expectations so that you don’t disappoint yourself or develop negative thoughts in the future.
Positive vibes can help you accept the fact that you’ re ageing and it’s one of the best ways to keep your mind off it .
Avoid the denial
Let’s faceit, how many of us have told ourselves “”no,we’re not ageingit’s just a bad day”” or something along
those lines?It’s important that you don’t cling on to your illusions of youth in order to move on and develop an acceptance of the ageing process.If you use certain products that make you feelmoreyouthfulthen that’s fantastic. There are plenty of masks and creams that can make your skinfeelmuch more softer,but therewill come a point whereyou need to realize that no amount of cream can hide a deep wrinkle that is the result of ageing.
There’s always the option of getting cosmetic surgery to fix small problems that have been nagging at you for
years. But again,there’s only so much surgery can do to hide the fact that you’ re ageing.The moreyou deny your ageing the more likely you’ IIwaste lots of money,time and effort for nothing.Make surethe procedures you undergo are suitable for your situation and try not to overdoit with the creams and masks that you use.F
Hi ding wrinkles can start with an innocent bit of makeup,but once you become obsessed withit, you’ regoing
to findit extremely difficult to stop. Avoid the denial early on and look for ways to embrace your ageing not avoid it.
Speaking of negative thoughts, it’s also important to stay positive!Try and develop positive and healthy habits
earlier on in life so that you have less to worry about when you grow older. Having a positive mental attitude is a great way to find optimistic viewpoints during negative situations in life (much like ageing!) and it’s a habit that takes both time and effort to develop. To help you out, here are a couple of ways to promote positive thinking.
Focus on yourself. Being selfish is perfectly fine.Think about yourself more often and do things that
personally make you happy instead of constantly worrying about others.
Stop worrying about things you can’t change.If you can’t change something. why worry about it? One of
the things you can’t change is ageing and you’d be surprised at how just a small mentality change like this can drastically improve your mood. If there’s something that you can’t affect, then why get upset or frustrated? Focus on the things you can do and the changes you can make instead.
Find that silver lining.When you’ re pessimistic, it’s easy to always look for the negative side of life and
always find things to be upset or depressed about. However, with a bit of practice, you can find a silver lining in virtually anything as long as you put you r mind to it.
Hopefully. these tips have given you some motivation to embrace the inevitability of ageing and ultilmately
accept it as a fart of life instead of fighting against it.