Today I turn 53. What is different about today than any other day? I am a year older and a year wiser.
A few years ago I saw Jane Fonda on The Oprah Show. She said “if just one young person would listen to the advice about aging from an older person they would be one step ahead of the game” and it has stuck with me.
Here are a few of my tips to those of you out there playing the aging game.
-At 50 I thought I was old and now I look back and realize 50 is young and it has only been 3 years!
-Take a deep breathe, it really does work.
-Listen to your body it never lies.
-Everyday is a gift and realizing this is the best present you can give yourself.
-Keep busy especially helping others. It makes you feel like you have a purpose.
-Exercise but don’t kill yourself. If you end up injured you don’t exercise at all!
-Listen to music. It’s calming and brings back memories.
-You will never be 20, 30, 40 or 50 again so stop looking back and stay in the present.
-Everybody has problems and I mean everybody. Some are just better at hiding it.
-Tell the people in your life how important they are to you. You will never regret it.
-Reality TV is not reality!
-Don’t make any important decisions in your life without a good night sleep.
Gotta run and take my husband to the Orthopedic Specialist to deal with his back pain. This is the reality of turning 53!