InsightingPeace

Emotional Wellbeing and Positive Ageing for Women

Linda Black
171 Stud Rd, Wantirna
Vic 3152, Australia

[email protected]
Mob: 0413 313 440

Positive Ageing

Staying alive and thriving!
Having reached 'seniority' I've become aware of the ageism that is so common! You know...seeming to become invisible, worrying about whether to get cosmetic surgery (with all the accompanying risks), losing relevance at work, etc. etc.

If you are over 50 and becoming anxious about ageing and all that you've been led to think it represents; now you can do something about it!

We all know about preparing for retirement financially and needing to stay physically active, but have you considered preparing for it mentally and emotionally?

Those fears can take root and drag you into an abyss!
But it doesn't have to be like that.
There are two main things about ageing that I think are especially important to know:

  • the ageist stereotypes are simply wrong and don't represent the overwhelming majority of older people
  • if we don't recognise and alter our personal perceptions we really risk succumbing to the negativity and living out that self-fulfilling prophecy.

While changes have to occur at many other levels too - societally, in the media, and with government attitudes and policies - you don't have to wait for the rest of society to change. Be that change yourself and get started right now!

There is a way to prepare to thrive at this stage of life.
We'll all age (unless, of course, we die first - not an appealing prospect for most of us!), we're doing it from the moment we are conceived, but it's how we approach getting older that matters, especially at this stage of life, as you start moving into your wisdom years.

Now is the time to prepare, but It doesn't have to be a solitary path, we can be travelling it together.