Numerous women age 70 and above often grumble to me, "Aging is such a bitch".

Usually, my response is, "Well, yes, old age might be a bitch, but it does not need to be." You've heard the expression, "Life is what you make it"? It's not just a saying, It's true.

Old age might seem to be a bitch because of bad health, loneliness, monetary problems, or you do not appear like you utilized to look, however here's the truth: if you still can complain, you can alter things. You might not be able to do a lot, but frequently you can do more than you believe you can if you comprise your mind to TRY. Merely the act of trying is energizing.

Let's think about things stated to afflict older individuals-- and what to do about it.

" I'm a victim": There might be more than a few people who are noncompos mentis, but if we are wise adequate to be on a computer system, then we are smart sufficient to smell a phishing fraud a mile away. Who in sound mind would react to an e-mail from Nigeria or just about anywhere else appealing millions of dollars from a dead uncle (we never had) if we send $500 to eliminate a federal government lock on the money?

What to do instead: If you have $500 to throw away, buy a couple of shares of McDonald's stock and enjoy it grow. It's simple to start. Open an account at Schwab or another investment firm.

( Extremely early in life, when poor however hopeful, I invested $200 I couldn't manage in McDonald's stock. It grew and continues to grow. I have provided shares of it to grandchildren, and the stock is still worth far more than I paid for it. The cost will go up and down, but as the TV commercial for the chicken fryer suggests, "Set it and forget it." No, your advanced age does not make it far too late to purchase.).

Solitude: Lots of lonesome older individuals searching for love go on a dating website with the expectation of finding the best partner. Possible?Of course.Likely? No. Dr Phil has aired more than a couple of shows showing how older grownups looking for love get the financial flight of their lives. It's sad, but solitude can cause desperation.

What to do instead: Volunteer to help others who are emotionally needier than you are. In giving of ourselves, we may discover the love we desire. We get many unforeseen gifts when we assist others.

Living life in memories: Numerous older grownups have nothing but memories to keep them occupied. If they are mentally and physically skilled, they don't understand that they can get a job or volunteer. It doesn't matter what the task is along as it offers emotional satisfaction.

I remember a Shark Tank TV episode where a young woman knitted purses as a business and was trying to find ladies to help. She went to a close-by retirement community and discovered a treasure trove of older ladies who enjoyed to knit and were exceptional paid workers. It was a win-win for everybody but especially for retirees who found a new purpose in life. Not just that, but their characters came back to life. They felt and look much better because they worked. They were grateful they were supplied a "push" to get back into the flow of the "real life.".

What to do instead: Get a task, any job that will take you beyond yourself. Leisure oriented retirement is a federal government construct that causes an inescapable decrease. Do not ever dismiss the worth of work for your mind and body. Use it or lose it.

Anguish likes business: Among many things I don't like about retirement home and government programs for elders is that there are too many chances to discover "suffering enjoys company" companions. While it might promote a friendship of sorts, it's not healthy.

What to do instead:

  • Establish your own "senior centre" of similar rebels with a positive state of mind, figured out to survive and help each other overcome the roadblocks of life.
  • Welcome the benefits of advanced age.
  • Be of service to "non-members.".

Yes, in many methods, ageing can be a bitch. But it does not have to be. If mentally competent, numerous things can be done to make "old age" much better and even cheerful on your own and others. Do not ever think or believe you are "too old" to do what your soul and mind are leading you to do. Be brave and be bold. You can do it!

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