What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?
I believe has two choices when it comes to ageing.
- Embrace it
- Succumb to it
Personally, I choose to embrace it. My life has become my own since I turned 50. Suddenly I can do many things off limits before because the families priorities needed to be different. My time and money is my own so now I can:
- Buy what I like when I like—not that I do but I can
- Travel overseas
- Go away for weekends with little notice
- Eat out for meals without considering the cost
- Spend hours blogging
- Spend more hours writing my book
- Cook when it suits me
- Start planning my retirement
- Have an I don’t want to do anything day whenever I need to
- Control my own sleep
Yes this old body of mine can’t do everything it used to, but my mind can do a lot more. Over my 50+ years I have developed a lot of coping strategies and emotional intelligence that I plan on using to keep my body and mind as young and active as they can be for my next 50 years. As my brain like all of the muscles in my body needs to be used daily to keep it working I will continue to focus on the positive and follow Martha Stewart’s top 10 tips on how to age well.
- Eat well
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Be active
- Get quality sleep
- Wear sunscreen
- Collaborate with a good primary care doctor (GP) regularly
- Find a passion
- Connect with others
- Stop complaining
- Stay curious
What do you think is important to age well?
Remember those lovely genies who grant wishes? Well, you’re one and you’ve just been emancipated from your restrictive lamp. You can give your three wishes to whomever you want. Who do you give your three wishes to, and why?
After weeks of preparation the Coates Hire Sydney 500 starts today at Sydney Olympic Park. I was lucky enough to spend a few hours yesterday watching the last practice event. I took many photos from various angles and vantage points however in the end photographing cars speeding at over 200 kilometres an hour isn’t easy to get right.
The action continues off track down the centre with many displays and car style shops and merchandising vans. There was literally something there for most tastes.
Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit.
When planning my holidays I like to divide my time between Australia as well as international travel. For this reason I am going to write a buckets list for each.
- North Coast of Western Australia
- North Queensland
- Tasmanian Wilderness
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales
- More of Canada
- More of New Zealand
Starting with the South Island of New Zealand early next year these places are the basis of our next 10 year travel plan. I love the planning and discovery stage of new adventures as I gather the information and start to think about what I will see when my day finally comes and I’m off to great places.
Photo Credit: Google
Oprah arrives in Australia today so I thought it might be fun to take some of her sage advice and make it this weeks Wisdom Wednesday’s quote.
Oprah’s quote is very powerful and one I agree with. Sometimes despite the grass seeming to be greener on the other side making a decision to cross or remove any option of crossing in the future is difficult. Sometimes you have to get advice from the experts, weigh up the pros and cons and then take a leap of faith. Either way it’s not simple. But to move forward you have to make a choice—one way or the other.