Staying inspired and motivated while aging can prove to be a challenge. Our bodies and capabilities begin to change and maybe we notice a few more smile lines or wrinkles in the mirror. We found the key to aging gracefully is all about perception and getting creative.
Let’s not focus on the can’t and shift our mindset to can! We’re sharing five ways to embrace graceful aging – all while keeping us feeling our best from the inside out.
Continuing to move your body is a not only a great way to help you feel your best physically, it can also help you mentally. When we exercise and embrace movement, our bodies produce endorphins aka the happy hormone! Enjoy a scenic walk, water aerobics class, or a physical activity that gets you moving!
Focus on What You Can Do
Aging can come with feelings of disheartenment when we’re no longer able to do activities or complete tasks like we once could. Staying motivated and inspired comes within. We encourage you to focus on the things you can do and tune into your curiosity to explore a new interest. Be proud of all that you’ve been able to accomplish thus far and be excited for what is to come!
Plan Your Days
Speaking of being excited for what is to come, grab a fun planner or calendar to display, because planning your days may be just the thing for you! Laying out your plans for the day or week can help you organize and see all that you have going on.
Socialize Within and Outside Your Circle
While we appreciate the aging process, we can’t deny that good friends keep us (feeling young! Whether it’s taking a leisurely walk or grabbing a quick lunch, connecting with someone can increase our mood and give us the energy to carry on. If your friends aren’t nearby, explore community groups or clubs. Meeting new people with similar interests has never been so much fun!
It’s been mentioned before, but we’ll say it again. Aging is a gift that not everyone gets the opportunity to experience. Take note of all those treasured moments you have and be grateful for those lifelong memories and adventures. While it’s important to reflect and express gratitude for the past, don’t forget to express the same sentiments for your present and future.
It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed as we grow older and change. Remember that you aren’t alone and that there are ways to combat these feelings. We hope you find inspiration and joy throughout your everyday life and continue to flourish. Of course, if you need a little help along the way, AROmotion is here to help you get back on track.
If you are living with chronic knee, hip, or shoulder pain that’s preventing you from enjoying life as you age, you can complete the form below to request your free consultation with Dr. Dean to see if you are a candidate for AROmotion which has helped more than 2,000 patients stop their joint pain fast without surgery.