Old age often takes you off balance as you are not prepared for it.
Before you realize that time is flying you are retired from work.
Do you think your life is over as you enter old age?
You are wrong.
In fact it is a most beautiful phase in your life wherein you can enjoy your hereto suppressed wishes. This can be possible only when you plan your old age. Unplanned retirement can rob you of your self-respect and self-esteem.
Also never think you are old and forgo enjoyments in life.
Of course your way of enjoying life will be entirely different from that of a young person. Your outlook towards life will be more mature and mellow. If you plan your old age you can look forward to your retired life with relaxed anticipation.
Top 10 must-do tips to make your old age happy and secure
1. Be financially secure
Your old age will be happy only if you are financially secure. So, save for your future from the young age itself. When you are young you fail to understand that by the end of each day you are getting near to your old age.
If you are not financially secure, it will become an uphill task for you to live your life with self-esteem. Never depend on your children for your day-to-day survival.
2. Be very health conscious
Your health is of paramount importance in your old age.
Take extra care of your health so that you can do your own work and be active. Never think of your old age as an excuse to remain idle.
Do mild exercises to be agile. Take a brisk early morning walk. Walk to nearby places. Avoid car unless it is very necessary.
Have regular medical checkups.
Never become obese. Good physique is very important in all phases of your life.
3. Spend relaxing time with your friends
You must be in touch with your true friends with whom you can share your real feelings.
Sharing time with your friends can unwind your old age related stress to a great level.
You can go to their home and have good time with their family. Likewise you should invite them to your home and share happy hours with them.
4. Be conscious of your diet.
Avoid junk food.
Do not eat out often, as their preparation is oily and high in fat content.
Eat fiber rich food. Fruits, green leafy vegetables are all good for your health. Cut down snacks.
If you are hungry have fruits which are rich in vitamins and minerals.
5. Be well-groomed.
Are you like some old people who do not pay any attention to their dressing as they are aged?
Do you often sport ill-fitting and shabby dress?
Pay attention to the way you dress as your outward appearance is important in getting attention and respect.
Dress your age. Do not try to show yourself off as a young person. You will become the target of fun by youngsters.
Dress with graceful dignity to get the respect of everyone around you.
6. Internet provides easy money
Internet is like an oasis for old age people. It keeps your mind occupied.
It provides many golden opportunities to earn from the comfort of your home. You can choose from the wide range of ways available to earn.
7. Do not look down on youngsters
The most common mistake you commit is looking down on the activities of the younger generation. You pass derisive comments that today’s younger generation have no values as yours.
The result is that youngsters deviate from you for the fear of your biting comments. Instead, you should see the world from their point of view. Build friendly bond with them. Become their guide whom they can trust in their times of need.
Are you wondering what this has to do with happiness in your old age?
Mingling with young people keeps your spirit young. Your rich experience will be of high value for them if you are not nagging.
8. Always sport a smile.
A smile is always infectious. It makes people want to interact with you.
You will never feel left alone and lonely if you are friendly.
If you always have a glum look it gives the impression that you are unapproachable. If you create such an expression, people fear to interact with you.
You will feel the impact of loneliness when people deviate from you. Believe me, loneliness is a terrible thing to experience in old age.
9. Never become cynical
Cynicism makes you see the negative side of life.
Negative attitude is like cancer which eats into your happiness and destroy your relationship with your family.
Cynicism is one of the reasons for the high spurt of old age homes throughout the world as it kills the good vibes you should have with your family.
10. Be very positive
Positive outlook and approach wins you respect and admiration.
Your positive approach should not sag at any moment of your life. Never feel let down and develop a feeling of helplessness.
Your confidence level should be high and you should look forward to your old age with good morale.
It is not something to be dreaded. It is a god sent time for you to spend some time for yourself – To involve in interests for which you had no time in your hectic work schedule. Hold your head high with self-esteem and you will be sought for advice and guidance.