If you’re 30 and feeling old, get over yourself already, you’re not even close. If you’re 60 and feel 30, you should get a molten chocolate cake or a cookie for having that kind of mindset. When it comes to aging, it has so much to do with your thoughts and how you take care of yourself.
Is 36 years old?
According to YouGov research, 36 years old is the ideal age overall. For wisdom respondents to a survey picked 51 for wisdom and 29 for health. But I wholeheartedly disagree. I believe whatever age you are is the perfect age for you, and no matter your age, you can still feel young. Like the 95-year old woman (who walks with a cane) bungee jumped a whopping 500 feet.
You can’t change your age, so enjoy the next milestone
So you might as well make the best of it. There can be depression about aging and there are things you can do. Before I turned 16 I was counting down the days until I could get the keys and crank out the old maroon Oldsmobile on the highway. I’d say things like only 987 more days to go! I couldn’t wait to slam down that gas pedal and have freedom besides my legs and my BMX bike with no gears. Those hills were a killer. 16 was a big year for me and I still love to drive.
Then the anticipation built for the next big number. 18. This meant becoming an “adult.” I went to a WVU when I was a wee babe of 17, and I wasn’t doing much adulting. I was acting like an unambitious college kid who got her first credit card because there was a free 2-liter of soda involved. That was about my speed.
I wasn’t having old age feelings then (and still don’t)
Next up . . . 21, of course. You know, so I could buy beer. I was living in a party school that usually ranks in the top 5. That happened, and I bought a drink or two and don’t remember much about my 20s. I was thinking up until I was about 36, “When the hell are they going to stop carding me?”
Then I would say, “When are people going to stop carding me at the Discount Den or Krogers?” That happened until I was about 36 and people slowly stopped asking me for my ID. I thought, “Why the hell aren’t people carding men now?” I wanted to be a different age, and it was usually an older age.
Now I’m happy where I am, and still, have that young look (with a few more wrinkles). And I’m OK with that.
How can I defy my age naturally?
The first thing to do is to stop telling people how old you are. It’s none of their business. The worst part of giving away your age is people start aging you. I’m happy being 33 and single, and I hope you are too.
How to look younger at 30, 40, 50 and beyond
Dr. Christiane Northrup talks about never giving up your age on Kate Northrup’s site. Ever since I heard this trick in slowing down the aging process, I feel better than ever before.
I found people online complaining about being 26 years old and feeling like they aged ten years in the past three. So they would feel like they were the ripe old age of 36. Dr. Chrisiane Northup is the go-to expert for women living an ageless life. When people ask me how old I am, I always give the same answer.
I’m 33 every year— My age will never change
It’s going to stay that way. I’ll be 90 years old telling the grey hairs and young whippersnappers how old I’m not. On the flip side, there are 32-year-olds that feel 20. Then there’s another guy that said he started feeling old at the age of 19, and over the hill by age 27. That’s unbelievable! Wait till you’re 80, my man.
One of my best friends is 60 and is in the best shape of his life. We’re talking riding his bike 100 miles in a day kind of incredible shape. There are things you can do to look and feel younger and I’m going to share those soon. But for today, don’t’ you dare tell anyone how old you are. Your life will be better because of it!
Lots of Love,
Dina Colada is a contributing author at Secure Single LLC. You can connect with her at DinaColada.com for loads of dating advice and profile makeovers or on Instagram.