4 Tips for Feeling Young at Any Age

Even though we often associate age with the number of years we’ve been on the planet, the truth is that age is a state of mind. Feeling youthful doesn’t have to be attached to your birth date, but rather how you carry yourself. Whether you live in an assisted living facility, or you’re starting your first day of kindergarten, youthfulness is possible. Don’t believe it? Here are four ways to feel young at any age.

Stay Active

Kids are always running all over the place with boundless energy. This is because [physical activity is the cornerstone of youthfulness, and the more you can stay active the more vitality and youthfulness you’ll have. Whether you dance, go for a walk, or go for a swim, getting your body moving will make you feel good —just like when you were a kid!

Be Curious

Curiosity doesn’t have to end when you grow up. Curiosity is this spark that keeps us enthusiastic and excited about life just like when we were young.  Get excited about things that may seem silly— try out a new activity or hobby. Do something that gets you out of your comfort zone and sparks your interest. Never stop trying, learning, or getting out there.

Have an Open Heart

If there’s one thing we know to be true about kids is that they aren’t afraid to make friends with just about anybody. Keep an open heart, no matter how many times you’ve been disappointed or hurt in life, and dive into meaningful friendships head first.  The more friends you have, and the more connections you make, the happier you’ll feel overall, just like a school child surrounded by friends.

Stay Positive

As we get older we start to become more and more cautious when things go wrong. This can lead to negativity and in extreme cases total pessimism. Stay positive and be grateful.  A positive mindset keeps you young and radiates a happy energy that people want to be around.

Even though disappointments can arise, and we can find ourselves worrying about the future, there’s no point in worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet. Kids know the importance of living in the moment, and don’t waste their time worrying about what could be or would be. Appreciate the small joys in life, and let go of fear and worry.

Feeling young is a blend of physical and mental well-being. By embracing a positive mindset, surrounding yourself with positive people, and taking care of your body, you can stay young forever. The secret is not associating yourself with your age, but rather associating yourself with whatever age you feel inside.  Are you 20? Great! Are you 40? Excellent! The key to feeling young all lies in your attitude.

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