5 Activities That Instantly Make You Feel Younger
Most people on this earth are scared of age in one way or another.
But the truth is, you are only as old as you think you are.
If you are ready to embrace the youthful mindset and become young again,
but you don’t know where to begin,
try engaging in one of the following activities to get you started.
1. Go Somewhere New
When you were a child,
it was likely you went to hundreds of places that were brand new to you.
And these visits were exciting (even if they were just to places like a store)
because they were something you hadn’t seen before.
The good news is,
that the excitement over new places doesn’t decrease with age,
we’ve just likely been to most places in our immediate life
so we don’t feel that excitement every day.
It’s time to change that.
Plan a trip to a new exotic location,
or make a reservation at that new restaurant in town.
Or you could even just get in your car
and drive a new direction you haven’t been before.
You’ll be surprised at how excited you feel
just from stepping outside of your comfort zone.
2. Learn Something New
Besides just going to a new place,
consider picking up or trying a new skill.
This could be something as easy as taking a pottery class,
or even something as big as enrolling in college
to receive that degree you always wanted but never finished.
By learning something new,
you will keep your brain in a positive mindset
known as a growth mindset
and this will help you feel worlds younger
no matter what you decide to pursue.
3. Spend Time With Children
There is nothing quite like seeing the world
through the innocent eyes of a child.
And though most people forget this worldview as they age,
just spending time with children
can help you feel more positive about your outlook on life.
Plus, kids are often known to say the most hilarious things.
So next time your neighbor is looking for someone to watch her kids
for an hour while she heads to the store,
consider volunteering, you might find you enjoy it.
4. Remain Active
Our physical age closely resembles our mental age.
This is why it is absolutely critical
to take steps to maintain physical fitness as we age.
In the modern era, there are so many different ways in which to stay fit,
don’t feel like you have to go for a run or join a local gym.
Instead, you can pick up a physically demanding hobby like gardening,
or perhaps join a local hiking group.
You’ll be surprised at how much younger you feel
just from regular physical activity,
and you’ll probably feel more positive as you meet new friends too.
5. Spend Time Taking Care Of You
This is perhaps the most important step of all.
As we age, we sometimes get caught up in taking care of others—
such as our spouses, children, or aging parents.
But in order for you to remain mentally and physically young,
taking care of yourself is also necessary.
No matter how busy you may be,
make sure you take a few minutes out of your day
to do something you love.
And then every now and then,
take a day off from those around you
and do an activity that helps you relax,
whether this is a spa retreat
or even just a trip to the coffee shop with your favorite book.
You’ll be surprised at how much having a little time to yourself
boosts your morale and mental health.
Overall, age is just a number,
and once you realize that, sky is the limit
as long as you keep yourself in a positive mindset.
So, go out and try new things,
learn a new skill,
and spend time taking care of yourself,
and you’ll soon be feeling, and acting, younger than your age.