Thursday, June 28, 2012

Life can begin at any age, it is all in your hands!

Many people feel unhappy, health-wise and security-wise, after 50/60 70/80years of age owing to the diminishing importance given to them and their opinions. But it need not be so, if only we understand the basic principles of life and follow them scrupulously.
Here are ten mantras to age gracefully, make life after retirement pleasant, enjoy and treasure the elders years of wisdom and intelligence at its best.  

1.  Never say ‘I am aged'
 There are three ages, chronological, biological, and psychological. The first is calculated based on our date of birth; the second is determined by the health conditions and the third is how old you feel you are. While we don't have control over the first, we can take care of our health with good diet, exercise and a cheerful attitude. A positive attitude and optimistic thinking can reverse the third age. 
 2. Health is wealth:
 If you really love your kids and kin, taking care of yourself and your  health should be your priority.Thus, you will not be a burden to them. Have an annual health check-up and take the prescribed medicines regularly. Do take health insurance cover.   
3. Money is important: 
 Money is essential for meeting the basic necessities of life, keeping good health and earning family respect and security. Don't spend beyond your means even for your children. You have lived for them all through and it is time you enjoyed a harmonious life with your spouse. If your children are grateful and they take care of you, you are blessed. But never take it for granted. 
 4.Relaxation and recreation:
 The most relaxing and recreating forces are a healthy religious attitude, good sleep, music and laughter.Have faith in God, learn to sleep well, love good music and see the funny side of life. 
5. Time is precious
 It is almost like holding a horse's reins. When they are in your hands, you can control them. Imagine that every day you are born again. Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is ready cash — use it profitablyLive this moment.  
 6. Change is the only permanent thing
 We should accept change — it is inevitable. The only way to make sense out of change is to join the dance. Change has brought about many pleasant things. We should be happy that our children are blessed. 
 7. Enlightened selfishness
 All of us are basically selfish. Whatever we do, we expect something in return. We should definitely be grateful to those who stood by us. But our focus should be on the internal satisfaction and happiness we derive by doing good to others, without expecting anything in return.   
8. Forget and forgive: 
 Don't be bothered too much about others' mistakes. We are not spiritual enough to show our other cheek when we are slapped in one. But for the sake of our own health and happiness, let us forgive and forget them. Otherwise, we will be only increasing our BP.  
 9. Everything has a reason. A purpose: 
 Take life as it comes. Accept yourself as you are and also accept others for what they are. Everybody is unique and right in his own way.   
10. Overcome the fear of death: 
 We all know that one day we have to leave this world. Still we are afraid of death. We think that our spouse and children will be unable to withstand our loss. But the truth is no one is going to die for you; they may be depressed for some time. Time heals everything and they will carry on.

1 comment:

  1. Forget age. It is just a number. Why to burden ourselves with a number? It creates a pyschological burden and people automatically walk, talk and behave as if they have become really old. They lose their jest, the spirit and willingness to learn and enjoy life....