When I talk of fear, I used to be petrified by the mere thought of aging. I assumed growing old was nothing less than decaying. The fine lines of wrinkled skin, losing memory, and the body changes truly scared me.
All of this changed when I overheard the conversation between two aged women. The changed outlook allowed me to gain a different perspective on growing up. I overcame my fear of getting old, and my motive is to make it easy for others.
If you share a fear similar to mine or you are recently planning your 40th birthday, the good news is that you can get a new perception. This blog is for you to think of aging with an open mind. So, let us get started with how 40 can be the new 30.
Turning 40: A Wave Of Passion And Living
Do you remember your thoughts about the world when you were a kid?
For a kid, living is mere survival. As a kid, we understand life based on what we are shown. We fail to catch the meaning of life from an individual aspect.
Life experiences group the teenage years. We travel, work on our development, and learn life’s lessons—the 20s focus on resolving professional lives. New people and new experiences lead to the generation of an evolved version of ourselves.
Being the writer of your life, the decade of the 40s should be marked with radiance. It is time to rock the next ten years, knocking at the door.
How 40 Is The New 30?
Getting older should not scare you away.
When you hit the 40s, it can be overwhelming. It is never too late to be who you are. If you can stick to your authenticity, you can experience your younger self.
Confidence Is At Its Peak
If you are a person who has survived four decades, you have had your share of experience. Kudos to you for navigating the mess life has to offer. Many people with successful stories share that their 40s were boosted by confidence.
Self-assurance gained is massive in the 40s. The initial years of your life focus on building stronger foundations and skills. While in your 20s, you can become an expert in your respective domains. Middle age also allows you to bloom in your career.
Turning 40 Means, You Know Yourself
Remember how we were when we were in our 20s? Not knowing who we are, not knowing what matters. When you hit 40, the best part remains the self-awareness you have gained. I wonder if you are not content with that.
You get rid of unnecessary emotional burdens. You understand your choices, your dislikes, and your worth. The life experience you have gained helps you eliminate things that are not working for you.
You understand your needs and can maintain meaningful relationships. You can reflect on philosophy, beliefs, and ideologies with awareness about yourself. And absolutely, you have a broadened vision for life.
Turning 40: How To Make It Happen?
Amidst all the negative aspects of aging, you must embrace its beautiful feeling. Once you have adapted to all the changes, forty is the new chance of feeling younger. It all revolves around liking the differences gifted by your age.
The rapidly passing time can look like a rival as you blow out the candles on your 40th birthday. If you’re feeling the same, don’t settle for it. The clocks will move ahead no matter what. Being the author of your life, you should focus on making the best of it. Time is never against you.
Health conditions at a growing age should be one of the important concerns. The milestone of reaching 40 makes you vulnerable to different medical troubles. Incorporate a lifestyle that tracks your well-being of yours. Invest your time in physical exercises daily. Aim towards consuming a balanced diet. Focus on being a happy child again.
Combating The Fear Of Growing
The possibility of what life has to offer is unknown to us. Does growing older make you feel anxious? Once you take the time to understand your thoughts, you might end up having more questions.
Could life have been different? Is this the best I could have done with what I was given? Could I have given more? Is it enough?
The spontaneity of life is beyond our control. What controls our lives depends more on how we respond to life’s offers. Rather than preparing for the prospects of life, you arrive at a stage where all you have to live is now.
40, The New 30 For Women
With the hustle coupled with aging, emotional, physical, and mental changes are expected. Amid it, your health and relationships should be your priority. Is the perfection of young girls on the magazine cover making you anxious?
The bodies are expected to change. Your favorite dress might not fit anymore. With changes in your body, it is recommended that you are involved in physical exercises. The routine includes yoga, gym workouts, or brisk walk.
As you enter a new decade of your life, you might struggle to catch up with people. Life in this decade will be completely different from what it was in your 30s.
When you hit 40, it is essential to maintain positive relationships and social life. Healthy and strong relationships will be beneficial in keeping the negatives of mental health at bay.
No matter what you hear about aging, if you are about to reach your 40s, it will be the best time of your life. The terms of life are double-edged, addition of both good and bad. Irrespective of what aging appears to you, being in your forties will add up to your amazing years.