Life Without Stress

Life Without Stress

Have you ever felt that stress was getting the best of you? And that you needed to do something about it? But you didn't know how. 

Well, watch this video and see how you can NUKE stress. 

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Heaven Hi, Be Boppers! Thom here! You know, we live in such a stressful society today. Everything from road rage to the economy. Here in California, we’re now having one of the worst droughts in history, and that’s causing stress for a lot of people. Our plants are dying, and my wife can’t wash her car. So it brings water to mind. Now I know what you’re thinking, 

'Half empty or half full?' Well, I’ve actually got another question for you.

"How heavy is a glass of water?” 6oz? 8oz? 20oz? The truth is, the absolute weight doesn't matter. It  depends on how long I hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an Ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call 911.

In each case it's the same weight,

But the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. And that's the way it is with stress.

If we carry our burdens All the time, sooner or later,

as the Burden becomes heavy, we won't be able to carry on. As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and Rest before holding it again. Or drink it.

When we're refreshed, we can Carry on.

So, as early in the evening as you can,

Put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night.

Pick that glass up again in the morning if you must.

Here in California, traffic is a nightmare that can ruin the entire day.  Adversity or opportunity? It depends on your perspective

It is not your circumstances that are to blame for the issues in your life. Rather, it is your response to those issues that is the problem. Your response is always a choice. Whether you know it or not, either you make the right choice, or the wrong one.

Many people like to blame their circumstances, especially when times are tough. Blaming might make you feel good in the short term but it ultimately leaves you powerless. I call it Playing the Victim role.

Now, the truth is that a reasonable amount of stress is actually good for you. Reasonable stress keeps you on your toes and mentally alert. This inappropriate stress response has detrimental effects on your health and well-being. Again, your response is always a choice.

Successful people do one thing differently during challenging times. They put the glass down and pick it up at the appropriate time.

So, this is what I do, and it’s worked for me. Here are Thom's tips on how to develop a more stress free life.

The night before, I go over what I have to do the next day, then I  visualize and see the end result I desire as I drift off to sleep. This way I allow my mind to work overnight so I have a headstart when I wake up.

Then, discipline yourself to start on your most important task and stay at that until it is complete. This will relieve much of your stress immediately. 

Practice positive thinking. This can add so much to your life. Don’t give in to negative thinking. Be responsible for your thoughts.

Avoid negative people. Negative people can ruin your best laid plans to think positively. They can feed the fire of self-doubt and anxiety. Spend quality time with quality people. Don’t spend quality time with casual people, or you will become the casualty. 

Time is you most precious commodity. It is never behind. How you positively and constructively budget your time will have a great impact on your success and your stress. A daily calendar is a must. There are good daily planners/organizers available everywhere.

Life can, at times, get a bit stressful and overwhelming. When it does its okay to take a break and put that glass of water down, but never quit. Go punch a pillow, scream, cry, pray, meditate or talk with a quality person who cares. After you rebound you can pick up that glass again. Almost all successful and happy people have experienced many stressful situations. Be persistent. Be courageous.  Be determined. Always maintain a sense of humor. 

Take time to live love and laugh. And don’t be afraid to drink from the fountain of youth - your mind!

 

This BLOG is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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SENIORS DEALING WITH SELF-HONESTY

SENIORS DEALING WITH SELF-HONESTY

Have you ever noticed when people say “To tell you the truth, “May I be honest with you” or maybe you are saying this yourself. What does that mean? That sometimes your honest and sometimes your not?

Nothing makes you more vulnerable than your refusal to be honest with yourself. 

Watch this video and find out if your dealing with SELF-HONESTY

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Through the peaks and valleys of my colorful life, I have learned an underlying truth that now guides me in my pursuits as an almost 80-year-old Senior. But to be honest with you, I did not always follow such a strong guidepost. I learned it the hard way while dealing with the trials and tribulations of life. There was not much help along the way, until I started being honest with myself. And that’s the truth.

It always starts with the self, because our suffering arises from the unknown, unfelt, resisted parts of our mind. This narrative explores the way us older folks, the silent generation and Generation Y, and even youngsters can intensify self-honesty and reattach to a wholeness of being, that empowers us to live with certainty, love, confidence, and wisdom.

Throughout history, deception has been an abstract survival strategy. However, like all survival strategies, when trickery turns into a habit and is not primarily about survival, it forestalls our continuing growth. For all of us, who are not honest with ourselves or abstain essential truths from others, we only evolve in an illusion. After many years of trying about everything to get through an individual’s defenses, the effective way I know to handle such an impasse, is to ask them: “When you honestly and vulnerably look into your heart, what truth or demons do you find there?”

The rationale for this approach is that no logic is going to get another (or 99% of people) to see the proverbial light when they have an emotional affinity with the facts that counterpunch their present framework of reality. It is called cognitive dissonance which is an inability to comprehend what nullifies current knowledge, often because it is just too shuddery to turn one’s world upside down with fresh insights.

The reality is that very few people have the guts to be their own skeptic. An aging Senior or a silent generation representative finding it challenging to come to terms with self-honesty may consider the cinematic example of Bill Murray in the Groundhog Day (1993). In the movie, the character Phil is fated to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.

Remember, self-honesty signifies recognizing your shadow, acknowledging it as a part of you and that it does not, by any means, weaken your inner light. Moreover, self-honesty is complemented by empathy for yourself, and by understanding, acceptance, and kindness towards yourself.



Furthermore, self-honesty compels you to take a long hard look at your evolution in time, examining what you have learned and how you have developed by comparing your present self with your past one.

I am a 79-year-old Senior and believe you me; I still have my doubt just like everyone else in the world. I still cling onto the feelings of wanting to be loved and wanting to be respected by everyone I meet. However, I now realize that it does not work that way and that when you shine the light of honesty on your character, the real you will emerge! And thats the honest truth.

Now Show your truth and pass it on!

And remember to drink from the SAY-A fountain of youth! Your mind

 

This audio is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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Loneliness Kills

Loneliness Kills 

 Have you ever felt LONELY? Of course we all have, Loneliness is one of the silent killers no one talks about.  What can you do about it? Well, in this first video of a powerful 2 part series on relationships, I’m going to share the 3 big lessons I’ve learned in my almost 80 years about relationships and Loneliness
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Hi, I’m Thom. Thom McFadden. Your guide to look, act and feel years younger so you can Stop Acting Your Age!

The fact is, good relationships keep us happier and healthier and loneliness kills.  Period.

The first important lesson about relationships is that social connections are really good for us, and that loneliness is toxic and slowly kills. It turns out that people who are social mixers, are happier, they're physically healthier, and they live longer. People who are more isolated from others find that they are less happy, their health declines earlier , their brain functioning declines sooner and they live shorter lives than people who are not lonely. And the sad fact is that at any given time, more than one in five Americans will report that they're lonely.

The second big lesson is that it's not just the number of friends you have, but it's the quality of your relationships that matter. It turns out that living in the midst of conflict is really bad for our health. And living in the midst of good, warm relationships is protective.. And good, close relationships seem to buffer us from some of the slings and arrows of getting old.

And the third big lesson about relationships and our health is that good relationships don't just protect our bodies, they protect our brains. 

So this message, that good, close relationships are good for our health and well-being, this is wisdom that's as old as  Methuselah who in the Bible lived to the ripe-old age of 969. Why is this so hard to get and so easy to ignore? Well, What we'd really like, is a quick fix, something we can google, or an app we can get, that'll make our lives good and keep them that way. 

The fact is, people who are the happiest in retirement, are the ones who have actively worked to replace workmates with new playmates. when I was young starting out in Hollywood I really believed that fame and fortune were what I needed to go after to have a good life. But over and over, i have seen that the people who fared the best were the people who leaned in to relationships, with family, friends and community.

So what about you? Let's say you're 30, or 40, or you're 60. What might leaning in to relationships even look like?

Well, the possibilities are practically endless. It might be something as simple as replacing T.V. time, with people time or livening up a stale relationship by doing something new together, long walks or date nights, or reaching out to that family member who you haven't spoken to in years, because those all-too-common family feuds take a terrible toll on the people who hold the grudges.

I'd like to close with a quote from Mark Twain. More than a century ago, he was looking back on his life, and he wrote this: "There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that."

Here are the Facts: the good life is built -- with good relationships.

In part 2 of this 2 part video series, I will share with you The SAY-A Triad, which is the most effective way to stay young, mentally and emotionally. You’re going to love it! Until then, don’t be afraid to drink from the SAY-A fountain of youth… your MIND!

 

This BLOG is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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“SUPER SENIORS? DO Elderly LIVES MATTER?

DO Elderly LIVES MATTER?

As a Kid, I was taught to always respect old people, by my grandMA MAMA LAKE. 

However, here’s the problem, in today’s modern world I see a changing trend, the youngsters today have no respect for their elders. They believe that we are useless.

Keep watching and I can show you how you can change the way you think of ELDERS. As it says in the good book “Do Unto Others, as you would have them do unto you!” If you are disrespecting ELDERS, it has to STOP! Because, You too will be OLD one of these days… if you are lucky.

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Hi Im Thom, Thom Mcfadden your Stop Acting Your Age Ambassador

Now, You need to review the condition and appreciate the concept of respect in relation to elders.

Im my humble opinion, Now, more than ever, I feel respect is the most important part of all relationships. Especially with all the racism, sexual harassment and political incorrectness in the world these days. 
Showing respect to the elders means to be kind and understanding towards them and listening, even if you don’t agree. It’s basically one human showing respect to another no matter their age.

The fact is, in to many families, the elderly are treated more like old furniture than an active member of the family.
Way to many are being shipped off to nursing homes, as if they are throwing away the trash!

On the other hand, there are many cultures in other parts of the world, where elderly are looked up to with love and respect for their experience and wisdom, known as sageism. In these countries, the elders are still looked upon as the chief of the family, they share their knowledge, direct the youngsters, and pave the way for the next generation.

Download your SAY-A quick guide PDF below with some wonderful Quick tips, and learn how to treat your Elders with respect!

And remember As it says in the good book “Do Unto Others, as you would have them do unto you!” Halleluyah

Because, You too will be OLD one of these days… if you’re lucky. So, by respecting the elderly, you’re showing that you care and understand our feelings. And If you are disrespecting ELDERS, it has to STOP!
Now Share your respect pass it on!

And remember to drink from the SAY-A fountain of youth! Your mind

This BLOG is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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“I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS Anymore!”

MY New Year Revolution 
 
 
The other day… [THOM TELLS STORY ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE MAKING FUN OF OLD PEOPLE HERE]
 
 
Even though many people have become used to birthday cards, advertisements and jokes making fun of the elderly, the stereotypes that aging is equal to being weak and/or disabled is very harmful and should never be tolerated. Elders are mostly made fun of, ignored, and ridiculed. They are also not taken seriously based strictly on their age.
“I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”
Hi. I’m Thom. Thom McFadden. Your Stop Acting Your Age Ambassador.
 
Gone are those days when seniors just sit back and let the youngsters take the reins. Today, the modern-day senior believes in their willpower and are one’s biggest advocates. They are reinventing the society’s idea of what it is like to grow old. The elderly, today, carry with themselves cell phones, not walkers. They no longer sit on rocking chairs every day, but on bicycles. Arts, crafts, bingo, and checkers have now been substituted with jogging, white water rafting and skiing. Elders are healthy, vivacious, influential members of the society.
 
 
However, sadly, ageism is intensely prevalent in our society. As found by a Duke University survey of people aged 60 and above, 84 percent of those who participated have reported experiencing some kind of ageism.
 
 
Apart from being extremely upsetting and mortifying, expressions of ageism might have severe harmful effects on the health and comfort of seniors. In a study which was conducted by Yale University’s Professor of Public Health, Becca Levy, individuals aged fifty years and older, who had optimistic self-perceptions of aging, lived on average seven and a half years longer than those individuals who had negative self-perceptions regarding aging. The same study discovered that positive attitudes regarding aging can help boost mental health in the seniors. People exposed to encouraging images as well as messages on aging, experienced considerably better memory along with balance, whereas people exposed to negative stereotypes experienced memory loss and also felt worthless.
 
 
These highly shocking statistics strengthen the significance of taking a firm stand against ageism. Seniors, along with people who love seniors have the chance to instruct their friends, family as well as acquaintances on the detrimental effects of what they may consider being upbeat or good-natured flippant comments.
 
 
When you get to hear terms for example “geezer,” “crotchety,” “granny,” or “senile,” it is important that you tell the person who said them that these terms are hurtful and stereotypical. It is very important to make people understand that this kind of language is often rooted in a misinterpretation of the realities of advanced years. So many people presume that with aging, comes handicapping along with frailty. However, this is not the case and this stereotype needs to be broken.
 
 
Ageism is an upsetting form of bias, which affects everyone in the society. Living a lengthy, full life is regarded as a privilege, thus it is very important that we create a community, which respects old age and also continues to consider people as irreplaceable individuals as they age, rather than relegates them into undesirable stereotypes.
 
 
Join the Stop Acting Your Age Revolution to fight back against ageism. To let the world know that Old People Matter. Lets turn Old into Gold and ageism into Sageism.
And don’t be afraid to drink from the SAY-A Fountain of Youth — Your MIND!

The Olden “GOLDEN” RULE!

Olden GOLDEN

Olden GOLDEN

Before beginning, let me congratulate all my boomers, silent generation buddies, and any elderly reading. You, my friend, are living in the golden age of aging. According to the research of Linkoping University in “Sweden, as you grow older, your lifestyle choices become more critical to your physical, psychological, and cognitive health. They revealed that by 2050 there would be close to 3.2 million people aged over 100. 18 times as many as at the turn of millennia. 

Therefore, its time to stop acting your age. I would recommend, and start adding golden lining to your older age. Here is how you can do it;

A quick way of doing it is by putting a “g” in front of old. However, I am afraid that will not give you anything other than few social media likes. The good news is that today, the majority of those who have journeyed beyond half of a century, are relishing the time of their lives. It is because they have the peace of mind of having paid-up their mortgage, got the kids off their hands, and are simply enjoying being able to spend more time with their loved-ones.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

As per medical research, under-eating slightly in the shape of limited calorie intake is beneficial in the older age as we are engineered to withstand periods of shortage of food. Therefore, presuming that you are reasonably fit and your diet includes the necessary minerals, vitamins and proteins then your intake should not exceed about 1,800 calories as a man, and 1,500 as a woman. Nonetheless, a more practical approach is adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, grains, nuts, olive oil, fish, and a moderate intake of wine, and a small consumption of red meat.

SEE RETIREMENT POSITIVELY

Many boomers today are neglecting the effects of stopping work: the inadequacy of income, communication and a sense of purpose. Therefore, use retirement as an opportunity to do something new such as traveling, going to A university, doing charity work, or something you have never done before. It;s because, the majority of us can expect to live to at least 80, and so there still are 15 years to fill with something novel.

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONES

According to psychological research, not being lonely alleviates the chances of developing depression and acute ailments. Since the onset of the 21st-Century, the number of 55 to 64-year-olds living all by themselves has increased by 50% and close to one million older people can go a complete month without seeing anyone in person. Therefore, keep in touch with friends and family, join groups or clubs, meet neighbors and build friendships. Lastly, a fantastic activity for old age is to embrace the novelty of internet beyond Facebook. For example, you can launch a YouTube channel related to your professional and life experiences just like I have here.

GET FIT

As per behavioral studies, people aged 65 and above spend 10 hours a day sitting or lying down, making them the most inactive age group. Alternatively, another study found that gym visits peaked at the age of 65 and senior boomers make on average 20 trips or more to the gym every year than their younger Generation Y or Z counterparts. 

Therefore, start by taking a casual stroll down the lane, and also say hi to Judith, whom you have been meaning to ask out for ages!

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Super Adult Discounts You May Not Know About


SAYA Super senior

SAYA Super senior

BUY, BUY, buy

It’s time to shop, shop and spend util you drop! What does it all mean? This is a marketers dream! As we head into the holidays we can beat these marketers at their own game. Buy being a sharp shooter… I mean shopper!

Remember in my post I mentioned that in the UK the “Senior” discounts has been renamed the “Super Adult” discount. So that’s what I’m going to call us in this video.

Now you may already know that we get discounts off restaurant menus almost anywhere we eat, but did you know there are a lot more? These could really help with our budget too.

Here are some Super Adult Discounts:

Groceries - Did you know some grocery stores offer discounts to Super Adults? Discounts vary between 5 – 10% and sometimes only on certain days of the week. A few places even have grocery delivery services available as well.

Drugstores – Some drugstores offer discounts and even can be up to 20% off store purchases that don’t count prescriptions. A bonus tip - some drugstores sell some stuff, like milk, at a lower price than the local grocery store so you can save even more money.

Auto Insurance – Many super adults don’t realize that you can save a lot on your car insurance. It varies by company and you may want to shop around again, but it’s worth it. For example, The Hartford’s AARP insurance program claims the average savings on their senior program is about $400. That’s a lot of money!! Especially if you’re on a tight budget.

Traveling – Various carriers offer super adult discounts – such as Amtrak with a 15% discount off the lowest available fare; some airlines have a super adult discount for all their fares – you just need to request it while booking (this is usually about 10%); and public transportation has discounts usually about 50% off the regular fare and some cities like Chicago offer super adults free rides so check with your city.

Banks – Many banks offer discounts on their account fees as well as offer free checks, travel checks and other services. Some even offer free services such as faxing and photocopying.

Shopping – Many retail stores offer discounts even though they’re not stated anywhere. The most common discounts are about 10 – 15% off while stores like Joss & Main offer up to 70% off.

Services – Various services you use offer discounts as well. One example is Midas Auto Service with a 10% discount; many phone companies have reduced plans; and many utility companies for electric, gas, heat offer deductions for us as well.

Don’t forget that even if there’s no display of a Super Adult Discount, just go ahead and ask for one, you’re Super and deserve it!

For more listings of discounts check out SeniorsDiscounts.com.  

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EXERCISE MOVE YOUR BODY By Thom Mcfadden: Say A Babyboomer Senior Years

When I was 3 years old my mother and father divorced leaving my mother as a single mom raising my older brother and me. We had to move in with my grandmother, who everybody called MaMa Lake.

She said that my father fell in love with long-distance and hopefully one day he would return and show us how much he loved us. He didn’t do that for many many years, so I was raised by women, my mother and “Mama Lake” who showed me life in a way that I would have never experienced if I hadn’t had her as my guide. For her 85th birthday, I flew her out to Hollywood to stay for a month.

She had never flown on an airplane, nor had she been more than a hundred miles from her little farm. She worked selling eggs and butter and doing farm chores. She was not dazzled by Hollywood. She kept herself busy by taking care of me.

On a night when the guys were playing poker at my house. She was in the kitchen making hot water cornbread and blackeyed peas, one of the guys said “You know MaMa Lake, You can’t find a woman who can bake a cake or make an apple pie anymore. ”She looked him straight in the eye and said, “I know honey, but you can’t find a man that can plow 40 acres either!”

That Sage advice from Mama Lake was over 50 years ago. Boy times have changed now, If you would like a cake or cherry pie you just pick it up at the bakery or if you’re hungry and you would like hot meals you just call the restaurant and you have Uber deliver it. Almost incomprehensibly the great problem of our time is overindulgence & idleness.

In short, we have adopted a lifestyle which for people designed as we were designed is nothing less especially in retirement is a disease more deadly than cancer war or plague we live longer because of modern medicine but many of us live wretchedly and many of us die much younger than we should. The point of “Stop Acting Your Age Is that we have to learn to cure ourselves, in the midst of all this plenty we will live and prematurely die in unnecessary pain.

So how do we choose between older and younger? We are not going to become hunter-gatherers again.

The take-home message is simple. Everything you do physically, everything you eat, everything you think and feel, every emotion and experience changes your body and your brain in physical ways that were set in stone eons ago.

Physical exercise and involvement in life trigger Great Waves of “growth” messages throughout your body and mind. If you send the right messages. Now, some of you may disagree with these numbers, but I feel we all have several billion years of evolution and trillions of ancestors on your side, sending out primitive messages by the billions, making you stronger, more agile, smarter…. better able to take Hard Knocks. Now, I may be off a few billion years, But we were hunters and gathers and we could plow 40 acres!

Exercise is the only way to engage your body and your physical brain, if you do it, you will get “younger”. Not completely, but to an astonishing degree.

 

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Keep Your Eyes on the PRIZE! By Thom McFadden Senior B Bopper Citizen

What did I come in here For?

 

One morning I was staring out the kitchen window wondering why did I come in here for? Then I heard the toaster pop,

 

“Oh! Toast!”

 

Yeah, that’s how quickly I’ve forgotten. We’re going to realize that this will happen more and more often.

 

There are several neat ways to improve our attention and focus that you may not have heard of and I’ll share them with you:

 

Organize

 

Keep everything organized, everything should have its own place and kept there every time. The worse lie we tell ourselves “I won’t need to write that down”. Have calendars or planners, sticky notes if you want, or get a voice recorder to tape small reminders you thought of at that moment to transfer to the calendar later.

 

Use it or Lose it

 

Keep your brain active and give yourself a mental workout – read, do crosswords, play chess or other games, and any other mental stimulating activity. Challenge the grandkids to a card game, board game, or even a video game.

 

Stay Healthy

 

This is a no brainer for us to stay healthy overall, but it does help with memory health. Sleeping well, exercising, avoiding stress, and eating such brain-boosting foods such as avocados, blueberries, broccoli and other green leafy vegetables and taking a ginko biloba supplement helps with memorizing and focusing.

 

Stay socialized

 

As I have mentioned in many previous posts, staying social is awesome for us, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether you’re socializing with your peers, teaching others, learning something new, and the like – socializing helps keep up your memory retention and recall rates.

 

Wine

 

Now I saved the best for last – drinking wine. Drinking wine moderately actually can help ward of memory loss and other degenerative diseases because of one ingredient – resveratrol. Now don’t worry if you don’t drink or don’t like wine you can get a tablet alterative instead.

 

Now there’s a lot of “self-help” books that can give you a bunch of repetitive steps to do every day to help “strengthen” your brain, but I’m not into that. Just the simple fact of eating and sleeping well, exercising – both physically and mentally, having a good social life and keeping everything organized with calendars, notes and reminders should help you stay at your best focus and memory game.

This BLOG is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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Not Growing in Age, But Growing in Grace

Not Growing in Age, But Growing in Grace

This morning when I GOT UP WITH A GREAT ATTITUDE, I walked to the bathroom humming a tune and with every step My bones where also jookin and jiving like a rock & roll band!

We’re getting to that age where we hear “snap, crackle and pop” more times by moving around than we did as kids eating the cereal. We may not like, where we are physically, mentally or emotionally, but why should that stop us?

We shouldn’t even have to act our age, here are some great ways to improve your health and happiness and grow old gracefully:

ACT As “If”…  WHAT? Here, is The MAGIC “If”

The Magic “If” is a highly effective tool for actors. When an actor starts to ask themselves “what if” questions, they can discover whole new elements that can be used anytime they approach the creation or rediscovery of a role. And you can use this technique as well, its a supposition. Suppose you were acting 10 to 15 years younger than your age…

Yep, it can be as simple as that – start acting younger than you are. Like I mentioned in my book Stop Acting Your Age – you can develop “a character, personality, or persona that’s 10 to 15 years younger than your actual age (or the age on your driver’s license.” Just start acting, dressing and doing things you enjoyed 10 – 15 years ago and slowly this persona becomes a habit and you’ll live and feel so much better!

Make New Goals

So, you’re an empty nester. You have raised your family and retired from your job – that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your hat or apron.

Make new life goals and work towards them. Want to learn a new language, write a book, or try something you’ve never done before? Go for it! There are low-cost classes at your local college, library, or Department of Recreation. There are also many courses offered for free online as well.

As proven in a study by GeroPsych, a leading international journal, proves that setting new goals and life-long learning keeps you motivated, stimulates your mind, and improves your overall well-being.

Share Yourself

Just as learning something new has profound psychological effects on your health, so does teaching and sharing with others.
As I mentioned in my previous blog “They’re not Old, They’re Gold” – 59% of seniors are involved in volunteering. Sharing yourself with the younger generations is a great way to feel revitalized and younger. Go to the places I mentioned above for learning and offer your help and experience there.

So, grow with grace and style and show the youngsters how it’s done.

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Always remember to feel young, think young, ACT young.

And don’t be afraid to drink from the fountain of youth – Your mind.

This audio is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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