What Is Your Attitude Towards Aging?
How is your attitude towards aging? Is it a healthy one where you accept the new gray hairs sprouting from your hairline and welcome the wrinkles causing your makeup to settle in on your face? Maybe it’s just the opposite – do you scour the media for tips and tricks to turn back time?
The good news is that you probably aren’t alone in looking for the next big fix to reverse the aging process – and it’s most likely not your fault. Thesaurus.com lists synonyms for aging as crumbling, declining, fading, slumping, and stale, so it is no shock the word aging has an attached stigma – crumbling sounds pretty terrible if you ask me. When skimming our favorite magazines, it’s literally impossible to pass by articles on the latest anti-aging solutions for your skin, face, or “anti-aging recipes that make you glow from the inside out”. UK scientists have even introduced an anti-wrinkle chocolate
A new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences states it may simply be “your attitude” towards aging that directly
Allure Magazine, dedicated to providing the best beauty products and tips, trends, and more, has made a resolution to stop using the term “anti-aging”.
“Whether we realize it or not, we’re subtly reinforcing the message that aging is a condition we need to battle – think anti-anxiety meds, anti-virus software, or anti-fungal spray. “
Instead of dreading the inevitable we should appreciate the opportunity to age, as
Although age has utility as a good, general measuring device (for example, using age limits for driving, gambling, etc), ultimately it only translates to the number of revolutions the earth has made around the sun since you’ve been born. Ideally, it shouldn’t dictate how you feel, how you dress, what you eat, or how you choose to conduct yourself on a daily basis. It may be a cliche to say “age is only a number” and “you’re only as old as you feel” but making healthful choices and establishing habits which improve your mental, and physical being are the most reliable and effective “anti-aging products” in existence.