- Aging & Longevity
How To Enjoy Life When We Are Older
Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life, but some of us shorten our life span by different things we do and some bad habits we get addicted to.
The main cause of shorting our life span is the abuse and addiction to drugs and alcohol. These two substances are one of the most reasons for a short and sometimes painful life.
There are so many ways to live a healthy and happy life with out all of the harmful things we tend to due to harm ourselves. I was one of those people that had this same problem and really didn't care how long my life would be.
Thinking back at those stupid reasoning s, I chose alcohol over my own life. I was killing myself slowly but surely and just didn't want to change anything at that time in my life.
As we all know, our bodies can take only so much until everything starts to slow up or shut down all together. I felt like I was slowing down for sure, and by looking in the mirror my own face said it all. It was time to quit drinking alcohol and start to live a healthy life.
I thought to myself and in asking the question "how to enjoy life when we are older should be quite an easy question to answer, so I thought.
How in the world can we live a clean and sober life if we are not willing to surrender to our worst enemy?
Well my answer was that I had finally admitted that I had a alcohol addiction and I made my mind up to surrender and get out of the denial I was in for so long. I started to think of all the things that I wanted to do, but couldn't, because of my addiction. I could not do these things or go places because I had the good old alcohol in my system all the time, and I never did drink and drive. So, I was stuck were I was unless someone would drive me.
That's a terrible way to live life knowing that our demons have complete control of our bodies.
We should all try to live the simple life,"at least I'm going to do it from now on". Just to be able to say to your spouse or anyone for that matter, "hey lets take a ride into the country, or hey lets go down to the shore". Anything like that, being spontaneous and just do something that minute with nothing to hold you back.
When I drank, I could not say those things because I was not capable of driving due to the booze. So, in turn we are missing out on many things that we want to do, but can't because of the alcohol.
I have made up my mind to take it slow, one day at a time, and maybe size down with the house and possibly get a houseboat and live on that down in the south, and just start to enjoy life, low key. No worries, and all the hustle and bustle that goes on in our world today.
This is one of the ways that I think would be great living, at least for me. We all tend to get stuck in a rut of working and also running our legs off trying to fulfill everything we have to do in a days time. Not me anymore. I have seen the light and am excited to say goodbye to my demons and move on to a more healthy and happy life.
As I spoke of in other Hubs, we are only here on earth one time and for a very short time, so why waste that precious time being stoned, high or drunk? Even though we know there is life after death, lets not wait till them, lets use our time here they way you truly want it to be used.
In my opinion, if we want a simple life then we are the only ones that are able to change it and take the action needed to achieve our goals.
As we get older we all want to just SIMPLIFY our lives and just relax and take it easy. WE can all do this if your willing to give up all the luxury's in our lives and live life pour and simple while we are here on earth.
In my mind I truly think that our minds and bodies would appreciate our decision to change. My little toys that I really don't even need. I just have to keep working and working to pay for them.
© 2010 Mark Bruno