Nobody wants to be 21 again and have to go through all the life lesson episodes for the second time, but what you do want is to have the energy of a 21-year-old! You need to rediscover the zest for living that you had at that age, and get on with living a healthy and happier life at the pace that you know you are capable of. Here are 5 ways to defy your age and feel younger.
Sleep is so important to you, it is the time when your body restores and re-energizes. By having periods of broken sleep, you are storing up a sleep debt that will do nothing for your energy levels. If you are having trouble sleeping, increase your exercise levels and get outside – a brisk stroll in the fresh air will make the quality of sleep you get far better.
Whether you’ve never exercised before, or you have dropped the exercise baton, exercise is key to restoring energy levels. You will sleep better for one thing, but the right kind of strength training can knock years off how old you physically feel, and make you less susceptible to injuries while improving your stamina at the same time. There are an abundance of yoga and Pilates classes in most neighborhoods, and many offer free starter sessions so it is worth speaking to the leaders to see if they can provide you with what you need.
Update your look! Are you still applying makeup in the same way that you always have done? As we get older, we need to revisit how we apply our makeup and the products we use. If you are unsure of what to do, have a look on YouTube for tutorials. You will find that you need less makeup than previously, but the makeup you do use needs to be applied to highlight your features rather than mask them.
Having a great evening out at the theater or comedy night will lift your mood. Whether you go and see a play that you have always wanted to see, or whether you have never seen comedians live, going to performances can give you a new perspective and outlet for emotion. Visit ticketsales.com to see what is on in your area, or perhaps to inspire you to take a vacation interstate.
Experience a New Activity
The brain thrives on novelty. New experiences that remove you from your comfort zone and daily life benefit you mentally. Trying new things, even a different route to the shops keeps you alert, and your brain performing at optimum level. Perhaps there is something that you have always wanted to do, but your inner voice has stopped you? Embrace it! Perhaps you have always wanted to skydive? How about having a go at surfing? These activities are not age restricted – the only restriction is from you.
It’s easy to feel that you are stuck in a rut, and it’s easy to sit and read solutions – the hard part is putting it into action. To feel 21 again, you need to put yourself back to that time mentally. You need to stop that inner voice that tells you that you can’t do things, and replace it with a voice that focuses on the positive. By cultivating a more positive outlook, you will feel more energized and motivated.