"Getting old is a fascinating thing, the older you get, the older you want
to get." - Keith Richards.
If all goes well, we're all going to have one over the next 12 months. Here are two scenarios I see play out a lot. Which one resonates with you?
A - You start getting excited when you know your birthday month is nearing, thoughts of family and friends planning parties and fun experiences in your honor or maybe it's just you alone and that may be exactly what you need. You see yourself thriving in your mental and physical state.
B- You start dreading it, feeling depressed, thinking negative thoughts about your looks or accomplishments. Maybe you even start announcing to others you're getting "old".
If you fall into group A, you're on the right track. Maybe set new goals for how you'd like to see yourself at your next birthday. Can you improve on your positive momentum?
If you fall into group B, then "Let's Talk". I'd like to help you make a plan to set achievable goals for overall wellbeing, so you too will want to celebrate every birthday with joyful anticipation.
I resonate with group A. My birthday happens to be this month. I certainly do perceive them differently than I used to. I feel grateful beyond words to be entering my 66th year with great mental and physical health but for me that didn't just happen. I follow a plan. It's something I think about and work on everyday.
"Let's plan". If you'd like my help, please check out my website for a plan that works best for you.
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Health and Wellness Guide
MIND - If you want to be happy, be happy on purpose. When you wake up in the morning, you can't just wait and see what kind of day you'll have. You have to decide what kind of day you'll have. You have the choice.
FUEL - Familiarize yourself with the terms, ultra-processed and hyper palatable. The best thing you can do for your health is cut down or cut out inflammatory foods and increase anti-inflammatory foods starting today.
MOVE - N.E.A.T (non-exercise activity thermogenesis). To boost your mood, clean your home. Cleanliness is associated with better physical and mental health, while clutter is linked with increased stress and cortisol production.