How to Overcome Your Fear of Ageing

Great post Sally. It seems many of us are in the same mind set today.

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 Why are we afraid to grow old, anyway?

Here are some things you can do to accept the process while keeping fit and healthy:

How to overcome our fear of ageing

1.    Admit that you are afraid of growing old.  Admitting one’s fear to oneself  often brings us to a point where we can do something about it.  If we sweep our fears under the rugs of our minds, it festers.

2.    Ask yourself (even make a list) of what it is exactly you are afraid of about ageing.  Are you afraid of a family trait or a family predisposition to disease?  Did your grandparents or parents have Alzheimer’s disease?  Did they have a predisposition to stroke or cardiovascular disease?

3.    Learn about your fears.  If it is a disease, then read up on it and consult your doctor about it.  Get yourself tested.  And if there are medically…

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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One Response to How to Overcome Your Fear of Ageing

  1. A bit early for me at the moment but I do find myself having nostalgic moments when I walk around the areas that I used to walk when I was a young man and dating my first love. Its weird how a sensation can spark off nostalgia only to make you realise that we are only going one way! Still, be active and eating healthy is a good start to dealing with my raging so at least I am already on the journey.

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