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Feeling Old? Yeah, Me Too. Keep the Following in Mind…

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Feeling old? I certainly was this morning when I tried to get out of bed. Stiff and sore, I really wanted to remain motionless and warm for just another few minutes. This was bothersome to me because for all of my life, I have been a go-getter and self-starter.

We all age, we all decline, and we all die. There’s no getting around that. And yet, so many of us wake up one day, look in the mirror, and dread where we are at in life. It can leave one feeling stuck in the mud and helpless.

Of course, the best thing to do in such a situation is to keep moving. But even that becomes a challenge as you just don’t have the energy you used to. Also, it takes longer to bounce back from injuries. The pull to just sit on the couch in front of the TV becomes irresistible on some days, even though you know with every fiber of your existence that this is a mistake.

However, try to avoid relying too much on anyone or anything else to feel better. Self-realization can be painful at times, but it can also make the path ahead quite clear. Once that is obvious and the means are more apparent, the question becomes: do you have the fortitude to keep moving forward?

Alcohol, drugs, comfort food, TV…see these all for what they are: a crutch. Sure, you can treat yourself once in a while, but the later stages of the life are the time when you really need to marshal those forces inside of you that helped you conquer previous adversity. Think about it: you couldn’t have gotten this far in life without some inner fire to guide you. It’s still there, so make use of it.

Above all, try to avoid stress. More and more studies are revealing just how detrimental it is to both mind and body. Keep calm and carry on…

Written by Brittany

January 4th, 2018 at 11:04 pm

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