Here are ten great things about getting older that will help
you recognize the advantages you can now reap once you reach “that certain
Sex can be
better. When you no longer have to worry about getting pregnant and
the risk of STDs goes way down, you can enjoy sex with your partner more now
than ever. Kids are out of the house so that sex can be more spontaneous, free,
and longer lasting than it ever was when you were younger.
have to get up and go to work. While retired, you can enjoy
sleeping in and engaging in hobbies and doing anything you want to do, as
opposed to when you were younger and had more responsibilities. After
retirement is the time to start new hobbies, take college courses, travel, or
engage in community education activities that will fill your time and make it
seem like work was just a distant memory.
more discounts. In many cases, you can get into venues and eating-places
with cheaper rates for those who have reached a certain “senior” age. This
means you can enjoy more things for less money than you did when you were
younger. Take part in them, as they can be fun and stimulating, which can keep
your mind and body active.
are grown. This is the time when roles change and children start giving
back to their parents. This means you can trade in things you did for them when
they were younger with favors they can do for you so you don’t have as many
things to worry about. You don’t have to be infantilized in order to reap the
benefits of having children who care about you and will check in on you
what priorities are most important. As you age, you come to realize
which things are more important to you and which things can be set aside for
another time. Older people have time to think about the important things in
life and will stress less over things that don’t really make any difference in
the end. When you know your priorities, you will be under less stress and will
be more focused on those things that really matter.
less about what people think. As you get older, you will care
less about what people think of you and will spend more time and effort on how
you want to be regardless of what other people think. Older people are freer to
say what they want to say and behave the way they want to behave because there
is more tolerance for older people so they can let go and be themselves.
We get less
trapped by our emotions. Older people don’t dwell on negative thought patterns
and emotions, knowing that all things pass with time. As you get older, you
realize through life experience and the wisdom that it brings that some
emotions are a waste of time and don’t change anything. You are freer to let go
of negativity and more available for being optimistic and living in the moment.
illnesses actually decrease with age. Things like migraine headaches and
stress-related diseases tend to decrease with age. When you no longer have
difficulties with chronic headaches or with stress, your body can relax and you
can enjoy day-to-day life much more easily.
develop a greater sense of self-worth. As you grow older, you have a
lifetime of positive experiences to draw upon and know what you have been
capable of over the years. You can use these abilities to create a sense of
self-worth that stands the test of time.
10. We have grandchildren to learn from and enjoy. Even if
you didn’t have children, many of us can benefit from the technical knowledge
and youthful experiences of younger friends and relatives. These are people
that can help you figure out your computer and can keep you in the technical
age where many things depend on knowing how to operate the latest technical