How to stay young (at heart)

How to stay young (at heart)

George Bernard Shaw supposedly once said … 

…we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing! 

Now it should be noted, that as the author of “Live Happier, Live Longer” (HERE)and as a passionate advocate of “positive ageing”, there’s nothing at all wrong with “growing old”.

But the point is, as we age we need not stop having fun; or playing; or dancing; or learning; or doing almost anything we did when we were younger. 

Rather, doing so is what will keep us healthy and happy! Regardless of the number that gets mentioned each time our birthday comes around.

Research clearly suggests that those who approach life, and continue as they age to approach life with a sense of curiosity, and of wonder; and those who hold on to optimism and hope; not to mention those who practice appreciation and gratitude … will indubitably live longer and better.

When they say “age is just a number” what they really should say is “ageing is just an attitude”. 

This is good news because although we can’t control all the variables that determine or influence the ageing process (such as, for example, our genetic makeup) we can largely control and choose how we think about life and how we live our life.

…So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you. Check out, also, the links below for some additional readings and resources.

I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…

Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)