Elderly people often become more passive over the years. We get it. Maybe it’s not so easy anymore. But to achieve something bigger we often don’t choose the easiest way! Everybody wants to have a longer life, right? Enjoyable and full of memories about things you have achieved and lived through. But to have that you have to give in some effort. Life extension comes more and more in the picture as you get older. But the key is not to drink more pills or buy more capsules to get longer life from the internet. The key is to listen to yourself and make a better version of yourself!
Write down your good habits and make them daily
Setting goals and working in their favor is the best way how to get visible results. It may seem that you are not suitable for this but that’s what most people get out when it comes to working in your own favor. I see, it seems like a good deed at the time, it’s an instant gratitude from them. But when was the last time you did something good for yourself? And I am not talking about cleaning the house or other house community deeds. This is about making yourself feel better.
The simplest way how to make things work is to include some of your good habits in your daily basis. You already are familiar with things you like and don’t like. You just have to repeat on doing those good daily exercises to set the discipline.
Invite someone to do it with you
It’s often seen that a group exercises are becoming more and more popular among all age groups. And there is a reason for that and it’s called accountability. It increases your performance and strengthens the settlement.
To make sure you are not quitting after first tough moment invite a companion. It’s much more rewarding when you have someone to push, compare or just motivate. And vice versa. Especially if the person is well known and in the similar situation and age as you are.
Start small and don’t stop
It does not matter how small you start. As long as you feel like achieving something and feeling good afterwards. After some time you can change or add something to you exercises. For example after a daily 2km walk turn into a 3km walk but in between try to stretch a bit. Sounds small but as long as you do not stop you are an achiever.
The biggest step you will take is the start. As soon as you start you are opening a book of opportunities of different daily life. Much more colorful, more satisfying and more active.
The only rule is to not give up! As long as you keep a promise to yourself to get yourself in a better shape physically and mentally – you will feel much more productive and 100% you will get your life extension as promised.