They say wisdom comes with age… so does negative perception and self-consciousness. If we are honest with ourselves, the idea of “getting old” really gets us nervous about our appearance. We get very concerned with the physical changes we go through, and for women especially, how it affects our beauty. Most importantly, we become concerned with how it affects how we feel about ourselves. The reality is, when your hair starts getting thin it’s impossible not to let that affect your confidence.
So everyone is looking for a way to avoid the inevitable. Sometimes it works, most of the time, it does not. Temporary fixes like the many latest anti-aging cream crazes can give temporary solutions, but not practical, lasting results. Although the fountain of youth does not exist, there are things you can do to reverse the worrisome feelings you have about aging.
Dress The Part
Not everything is for everybody. Trends are really marketing tactics to attract consumers to a product. When it comes to fashion especially, women tend to want to keep up with the most current fads. That’s understandable, we all want to look our best. But looking your best should never not at the cost of what makes you, you. Reliving your heydays at a more mature time in your life can be counter-intuitive for maintaining your confidence. The key is to find what fits you best. Your style may change as you get older, but it doesn’t mean it has to be bad. Find what works for you to create an image reflecting of your age bracket, and the mature women you are.
You Are What You Eat
Spoonuniversity.com has an interesting take on using food to fix your confidence. In the food list, you’ll find kale, filled with vitamins and suggested to be good for anti-aging. The idea is that proper nutrition makes you feel good inside, give you energy, hence giving you the confidence to experience life at its peak. As we get older, having good eating habits is crucial for optimal health.
A Book and It’s Cover
Appearances matter. The first impression adage stays true even as you age. An excellent way to stay confident is to keep up with grooming. Of course, as mentioned earlier, when your hair starts getting thin, gray, and dull, it’s impossible not to let that affect your confidence. That just means you’ll have to start getting creative and experiment with different looks. You can easily go to your nearest salon for a consultation. Always thought of becoming a blonde? Maybe, now is the time to go for the bombshell look! You shouldn’t let yourself feel limited as you age, and should embrace the new you with confidence.
Egg on your face
The main reason why aging is so feared is it’s effect on our youthful complexion. Wrinkles, blemishes, and scars can add years to our physiognomy. A good skincare regimen can reduce, or even slow the process. Egg whites are an excellent home remedy for sagging skin, another one of our least favorite occurrence of aging. Find a regimen for your skin type to make your face glow and feel your best.
Our bodies are continually changing shape. As we age, this heightens our self-consciousness in the worst way. Especially as women, thanks to hormones and the many anatomical transformations we go through. We all come in different shapes and sizes, but the unanimous remedy to make us feel confident about our bodies is through action. As explained in workitdaily.com, “(…) exercise is also critical to boosting inner strength and confidence. By committing oneself to exercising regularly, and prioritizing fitness, a person can become more confident”. This is true at any age, but especially as we get older. So get to walking!
Age is just a number
An old saying, but it still rings true. Age is literally just a way to measure the unit of your biological life, and nothing else. As far as the quality of life, that is a matter of choice. There are no age limitations to your life experience. Life is meant to be lived; by counting milestones, not as a countdown to the end.
Aging is a mental process. It’s like getting promoted because you do a good job at living. It’s a testimony to your resiliency and your contribution to life. So why not embrace it? Take care of your body and watch it continue to blossom healthily. Do not fear aging. Live fully and accept it.
In the words of Betty Friedan: “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
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