How To Cope With Aging Gracefully

 

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Moms have solutions for everything. Yes, ladies, we’re pretty incredible! Unfortunately, the one thing a mother can’t beat is Father Time. Yes, aging happens to everybody, and there is nothing you can do to stop the process. The only tool that moms have is to accept the process and age with grace. Poetically enough, this prevents the process from being as intense or harsh.

Of course, it’s easier said than done because the first thing you want to do when you see a strand of grey hair is panic! With the following, though, you can give yourself more time.

Don’t Be In Denial

Denial is a river in Egypt, but it’s also the emotion that prevents you from aging with style and grace. By telling yourself it isn’t happening, you don’t tackle the issues head-on, and that acts as a catalyst for the aging process. For the most part, it’s the small stuff that goes under the radar, such as hearing loss. If you know your ears aren’t as powerful as before, it’s time to get started on restoring them to full health. Even if they don’t recover fully, you’ll limit the damage and have relatively good hearing for longer. The key is to spot the signs so that you understand the causes.

Protect Your Assets

Growing old has a funny way of taking the features that you love and giving them a different spin. Therefore, it’s smart to protect your assets now, even if you can’t spot the signs of aging, or you’re not particularly bothered. Greying or thinning hair are excellent examples. As far as aging goes, these are two features that are tough to accept. But, with the right coloring products and shampoos, you can fight off Mother Nature for a while yet. However, you have to be proactive and take action now.

Act Your Age

You can’t turn back the clock, so there is no point in trying. Investing in the latest fashion and beauty trends, far from making you look younger, will only accentuate your age. It’s not hard to spot because it looks a little tacky. Therefore, it’s better to act your age and dress in the styles and designs that you enjoy instead of attempting to be younger. Not only will you appear more elegant, but you’ll also feel comfortable in your skin. Here’s a secret: that’s the key to aging gracefully.

Strive For Inner Beauty

While it might be cliched, the quest for inner beauty is something everybody should strive for. When you forget about materialistic things, such as your looks, you start to understand what’s essential in life. And, this helps you to lead the lifestyle that you want rather than wondering what people are thinking and how they are judging you. All it takes is to realize that you’re an educated, humble, loving mom with more in her life than outer beauty.

It’s a lot more straightforward to age gracefully when you have your family to keep you young!

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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