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How Do you Feel about Getting Older?

Updated on October 17, 2016
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Is Age Getting you Down?

  • Getting older and feeling older!

  • What has age got to do with love and life?

Mostly women feel their ages and know when they are getting older.

Some women when they pass the age of forty, it is a smooth downhill ride. These women allow their ages to get them down.

I don't always tell my age to people but when I do.

I am proud to mention it. In my forties and often I get compliments, that I look so much younger.

I know that and enjoy listening to what others have to say.

My mother looks very young for her age, a good sign for when I get older.

When some women reach thirty they feel much older, and sometimes try to keep fitter and keep their weight down to look like teenagers.

They should not want to look like teenagers instead should look their age.

A mature look does make one feel great and wiser.

Women should see in themselves they have grown into mature women.

When you get older you can feel less valued by others but you shouldn't let that get you down.

Everyone is getting older it is how you feel that matters the most, not what others think of your appearance.

  • How does beauty affect your self-image?

  • Should you be concerned about your self-image when you get older?

Most celebrities are greatly concerned about their self-image, and of how it is affecting them personally, but what about the stay-home-moms, or the women who have simple day jobs?

  • Is it possible to learn from one another when you get older?

  • Are you blessed enough to grow older?

  • Is getting older keeping less worthy to yourself?

You can read, and expand your knowledge to keep that spark alive, if nothing else is alive. Knowledge is great.

If you lie about your age you are delusional. You can't be who you are not so stop doing it!

Lying about your age can make you feel good on the inside but the outside you can't deny the true appearance.

You can only live life to the fullest if you stop telling lies about your age show them who you really are.

Each year that goes by should be a learning lesson for you not a regret of being another year older.

Express your new self.

  • Do you lie about your age?

  • Are you afraid of getting older?

  • Is modern living keeping you younger?

I always told my correct age and felt good about it.

In eating healthy foods and with regular exercise age is just a number how one feels should be most important than living by the number but this doesn't work for every individual.

Age is not an issue if you don't make it an issue.

You have people who depend on you so you should take care of yourself.

Sometimes you can be guilty about lying about your age because you don't want others to lock you into a stereotype.

On the other side of life you get women who won't even look in the mirror they are too scared of what they will see or confront. One can hurry and turn away. Having your picture taken can such an effort.

Some individuals tend to live in their young numbers if one is in their fifties they wish their bodies were still the same as when they were in their thirties.

These thoughts can ruin one. The need to hide from family or friends are often the case when one changes with age.

The fear of getting older has never bothered me once, I still feel so good.

When one gets older they compare themselves to others, a problem that many women have with themselves.

The wish of being someone else, instead they should be who they really are and accept themselves rather than try to be something or someone they are not.

The self-critic that is within you should compliment you and for who you are and learn to be encouraging and accomplish what you want with your very own thoughts.

Show yourself that you are capable of doing simple activities, and live for now and not the past. The age should not stop you from living good lives, enjoy your lives to the fullest, be energetic and hopeful

  • It is easy to stress about age but what good will it do for you?

Using make up can make you feel good about yourself.

Those who can't afford it and had never used make-up can still look good in their own special ways.

Sometimes illnesses can get you down and make you look older than you are in such cases it is different and dealing with these situations can be a whole lot painful.

If you are buried in a stressful life age can be so difficult to deal with that can happen to many individuals. Facial hair can shoot up, going to doctors for regular examinations,and keeping the household together can all be most challenging.

Also, if you have struggled or battled for most of your you can age faster.

It depends on what kind of a life you have lived.

Are you taking care of yourself or instead making others the main focus, treat yourself to a peaceful day?

Don't neglect yourself it is very important to take good care of you in all ways.

Your face till the age of thirty is the one that of what God gave you, and after that age, you have the face that you have made for yourself.

  • What happens when you get older?

Age can get the better of you.

Some people tend to worry more when older, when instead they should be more relaxed and peaceful.

The daily life has concerns about finances, sometimes depression, loneliness, or lack of communication.

The memory loss issues, negative thinking and the feeling of being left out of many conversations can leave a strain on you.

A lack of self-esteem is noticed and a sign of slowness in their daily activities is another problem for many people.

At one time they had the energy to perform these activities but have gradually calmed down.

When one reaches their seventies it can be terrifying, especially if they don't have a companion.

I love the way I am. I eat healthy foods and enjoy my summer job. My energetic daily activities make me more positive each day.

If you worry about how you look it will cause you wrinkles over time.

What should be important is who you are and not how you look as you age. Many women won't agree and would say their looks are more important.

Age gracefully. Keeping the grays can be the badges of courage.

Keeping the grays is not everybody's choice.

The only true beauty is the one that shines from your soul that never ages, so you are ageless.

  • Beauty before age.

Aging can be fabulous for you. Your life can be better than ever before. Living through bad times and now finally you can see yourself in a better place.

A complete life is when your husband accepts you and your parents are proud of you.

  • Things you should know to be true about life.

Everything has a silver lining that is only if you look for that lining and never give up on life.

Once you have learned to love your own company then life for you will never be lonely.

Gratitude and joy are about having faithful people around you.

When you judge another person it shows more about you than about the other person you are actually judging.

  • Forgiving someone is powerful.

You will always find what you are looking for never fail to look further.

Getting older is more fun than what you were led to believe about age.

Your curious mind can help you grow older with excitement.

Age gracefully

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      Devika Primić 11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      rebeccamealey you are right! How we project ourselves is important. thank you

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      Devika Primić 11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi suzettenaples you are an amazing person. Thank you for reading so glad you shared that.

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      Rebecca Mealey 11 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Makes great sense! Age is just a number. We can act and think young, even if we don't look like we use to. Thanks for this!

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      suzettenaples 11 months ago

      Devika, I enjoyed reading this. I am satisfied with my age and know there is much more yo come. I am a bit older than you! Lol! I usually don't give out my age, but I look young for my age also. It is all in the head as to how you feel.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      mgeorge1050 getting older does affect people differently and keeping fit is the key to feeling good. thank you

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      Alan 3 years ago from West Georgia

      I have a physical job, and when I can't perform as well as I could in my younger days, it does bother me a little. I just try to remember that my experience gives me the ability to perform tasks with a higher quality end result.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good Morning from Croatia LongTimeMother, well said thanks for sharing your comment on On the Hub How do you feel about Getting Older? Have a good day.

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      LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

      lol. I remember thinking 30 was old. Then for a while I believed 40 might be a turning point. At 50 I knew I had definitely reached middle age, no matter which way I looked at it.

      At that point I stopped associating age with my preconceived ideas. I am determined to ignore all birthdays until I hit 100. By that time I should be ready to boast about my age to anyone who will listen! :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MsDora awesome and you look good too. Well stated no negative feelings thanks for sharing your wonderful message.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      DDE, my article on my next birthday will be titled "Sixty-Five is the Best Age to Be." Featured on my profile page is my poem, "My Beauty Will Last." I am so grateful to be alive and healthy and old. No negative feelings from me.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      crazybeanrider I can't imagine my self feeling that way then again not everyone thinks the same sometimes aging affects people terribly remember if you are feeling good then you are good to go. Thanks for the vote up and shared so kind of you to come by take care

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Au fait great points made by you about age I so agree with nobody should know any person's age only for the exception of those you have mentioned. Age doesn't matter to me either but I don't like when someone asks me how old am I? I always enjoy reading your comments thanks for coming by always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Au fait great points made by you about age I so agree with nobody should know any person's age only for the exception of those you have mentioned. Age doesn't matter to me either but I don't like when someone asks me how old am I? I always enjoy reading your comments thanks for coming by always appreciated.

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      Boo McCourt 3 years ago from Washington MI

      I loved this hub. It makes me reflect on many things. I hate getting older. I absolutely hate it. Everything about it. Everything. It bothers me so much I started therapy to deal with the issues that are troubling to me. You have so much in your hub that makes sense. I guess I just don't see the grace in getting old. I voted up and shared.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      I feel like age is irrelevant. It's nobody's business what size shoes I wear, what my blood pressure reading is, what my scale tells me, so I wonder why everyone is entitled to the number that is my age?

      Like it or not, when people know or imagine they know a person's age, they get an image in their minds, consciously or subconsciously, and that plays a big part in what they believe about a person, right or wrong.

      Lots of people live their lives by assumption -- assumptions are guesses people make about people and things that have little if any basis in fact.

      A friend of mine who decided to attend the university late in life after her kids were mostly grown told me about a class in gerontology that she had taken. Except for a couple of her classmates in their 30s and 40s, most of her classmates were under 25.

      My friend's classmates knew my friend was in her mid 50s and still they made the statement (more than once in several classes) that old people over 50 aren't up on what's going on, have trouble remembering, don't have sex, etc. I mean, the assumptions these young people had about 'old people over 50' was just incredible!

      I'm betting not one of them with their perfect young memories had the 4.0 GPA that my 'old friend over 50' had. You don't get a 4.0 GPA by being forgetful and clueless about what's going on in the world.

      The only people who need to know your age are your doctor, your lawyer, and your spouse if you have one. Age should be irrelevant to everyone once a person has reached legal age.

      As for getting older, we all have only 2 choices. Get older or die. Some people don't even have those choices -- they never have the opportunity to get old.

      Young people in this country (the U.S.) do not appreciate their elders and it is to their own detriment because they stubbornly insist on reinventing the wheel over and over again as a result. They could just find out from an older person who's been there and use their energy to invent something new, but why ask someone who's old and stupid when they already have all the answers?

      Why is age even an issue? Why is it debated? With so many important things happening in our world that need fixing, why are we obsessed with age and appearance?

      Interesting, thought provoking article as always!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      sweetie1 you made a good points when we are younger we want to get older and behave older so true and yet when one really gets older they can fear their ages thank you for commenting

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      sweetie1 you made a good points when we are younger we want to get older and behave older so true and yet when one really gets older they can fear their ages thank you for commenting

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello DzyMsLizzy, yeah you are right and take care I wish you well in your experience with surgery, I feel the same go with the flow aging has many experiences how one chooses to accept their aging process is another part of their lives they should think about carefully, avoid stressing on every little thing. Thank you for sharing your experience and for taking the time to comment on my hub.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Victoria Lynn at some point you would realize that but also a part of you will still be childish that part of you shouldn't fade. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Vellur thanks for the vote up and you are right age is in the body and not in the mind.

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      sweetie1 3 years ago from India

      DDE very well written but it is just what age you are, when you are a kid you want to get older, once you are old you want to get kiddish. very good blog

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello AliciaC thank you for commenting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi kidscrafts it is good to make readers think about their lives in many ways sometimes so much is take fro granted one never sees themselves as who they really are. Thank you enjoy the rest of the week.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      DeBorrah K. Ogans thank you for such a valuable comment beauty comes from the inside out if only many other woman would themselves this way? So kind of you to share your thoughts here

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi MarleneB you can't change who you are and that is the way to age gracefully thanks for commenting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Vinaya Ghimire thanks for the encouraging comment

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      D.A.L. Well mentioned, young girls should consider reading this hub, I never used any kind of make up and don't see myself ever using any of that nonsense off-course there are those who will do anything to have back their skinny figures and all made up faces but they don't realize how all of that can affect them health wise natural to me is the best way. I enjoyed reading your comment, thanks for Vote up, Useful and Tweet. I appreciate your comments

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      SweetiePie thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan, Thank you for a thoughtful comment

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Faith Reaper aging come with certain health issues and acceptance is another part of picking up oneself in the aging gracefully thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts here so kind of you to come by

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      JPSO138 accept aging so true, acceptance is crucial thank for commenting

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CraftytotheCore, great comment aging comes with maturity well said and thank you for stopping by at my hubs.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      How do you feel about Getting Older, sheilamyers you are so right covering up things is so not the real thing thank y ou for commenting

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      Liz Elias 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Interesting, indeed. As an "older woman," I am very happy to have reached the ripe old age of 65 with very few major traumas. I did just have knee replacement surgery this year, but that was my first encounter with an operating room.

      People get old; get over it. That's my philosophy. I don't do makeup, I don't give a hoot about fashion. I wear jeans and sweats, and wear the face I came with. Anyone who does not like the way I look is free to look the other way.

      Of course, there are the aches and pains that come with age, and as a friend of mine says, "Getting old isn't for sissies...(and I think I am one)!!" LOL I don't mind..I just go with the flow.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I wouldn't lie about my age, but I am starting to go through some "fear of getting older" things. I'm working on being comfortable with it. I'm starting to notice that I'm not the "kid" anymore. Neat hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub, interesting read. Age is in the body not the mind! Great write positive and inspirational. Voted up.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You've raised some interesting points about getter older in this hub, DDE. It's a situation we all have to deal with! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think the best thing we can do to age gracefully is try to stay fit and healthy :-) We have to enjoy the ride as much as we can :-) But mainly, I think we have to be grateful for each new day we receive... it's a gift!

      Thank you for your interesting hub! You are making us think, Devika :-)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 3 years ago

      DDE, Wonderful hub on aging! You have given us much to ponder. I believe that we should strive to be the best we can be at any age! It is my desire to continue to age gracefully especially since I know that each day brings me closer to seeing the Lord face to face! True beauty comes from the insideout!

      Thank You for sharing, this was lovely! Peace & Blessings!

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      You share some really great insights about getting older. When I was in my 30's, I still felt young. But, now I'm in my late 50's. I started seeing gray hairs in my 40's. When they first started coming in, I would try to hide them by dying my hair. Now, I'm trying to age gracefully. I don't dye my hair anymore. Now, I just let things be however they are. I am who I am.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      I think I'm aging gracefully. I feel more powerful, more knowledgeable and more tolerant.

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi,

      being a mere man I am growing old gracefully {what choice do you have ?}. However, you ladies are put under pressure with magazines, the internet, TV and other forms of media to spend money on a plethora of products that will 'transform' your looks at great expense. You are told that plastic surgeons can take years of your life, and if your not ' model thin', you are not normal. What tosh.

      If you picture is anything to go by you look great, and the main thing as you have said is how young you feel inside. Young girls should read this hub and take you sound advise Great hub-voted up useful. Tweeted.

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      SweetiePie 3 years ago from Southern California, USA

      You look good, and I think people should be proud of their age.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I have never lied about my age and I do not feel the need to do it. I am getting older no doubt but not feeling older. Rather I feel more relaxed and feel a sense of achievement.

      Nice hub, enjoyed going through!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Great article Devika!

      You know, I feel much better about myself as I have aged ... kind of more comfortable in my skin as the saying goes. For when I was young, I seemed to have many insecurities, but I grew out of that and just love living and life each day, and I really would never want to go back to those younger days, truly. It is all a matter of perspective about life. When we are young at heart, we are young at any age.

      Of course, aging does come with certain health issues, but that is just part of life.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      I am sure many people feel this way about aging. But the best thing is to follow your advise and accept that aging is part of life.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      I'm much older looking than I am because of the stress I have encountered in the past two years. I have way more gray hair which seems to sprout every day despite my best efforts to dye it. LOL I have dark circles under my eyes which are hereditary from my bio dad. And I'm not happy about the health struggles I've had with my thyroid, migraines, and gallbladder issues.

      But other than that, I have no problems growing older. I have found that with aging comes maturity, and I'm all for that!

      Great Hub as usual DDE!

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      Speaking just for me, I don't see the need for hair dye and make-up. At 47, my hair is almost all gray and I have wrinkles. I say so what. I am who I am and if other people think I look old, I don't care. I've been told I should cover stuff up since I am single and looking. But why? Sooner or later the make-up has to come off and the guy will see the real me.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway well said some people never get the chance to experience their full lives. Thanks for commenting

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Although I do not enjoy the physical changes and the unexpected medical conditions, but I am more confident and happier than ever. Getting older is sure better than the alternative (dying). Some people never get the chance to be old.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc yeah true about the physical changes sometimes physically one can feel drained, thank you for commenting.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am not too happy with the physical changes, but I have never been happier about life than I am today at 65 yrs of age. Life is good.