Think young, look younger
Woman's Own Lifestyle Special|Issue 6 2020
You may be great at exercises to keep your body bendy but how flexible is your mind?

An ageless attitude doesn’t mean staying or acting ‘young’ and it isn’t about skinny jeans or magic creams. If your focus is on fighting the years, then you’re still viewing yourself and the world through the age cage. Instead, disregard the decades gone by, or how many might be left, and live life to the full. It means making the most of all life can offer. Honey Langcaster-James, psychologist and blogger (honeylangcasterjames.com), and life coach Dr Nicola Bunting (la-vita-nuova.com), give their tips.

Seek out the new

When we’re younger, we’re programmed to explore, to seek out novelty and new experience, but with time we’re naturally more inclined to repeat routines – from our regular hairdresser and where we shop to the type of food we like and, of course, our attitudes to life’s issues and conundrums. On one level, it’s good that by now we know what we like. But on another, it shuts us down to the full range of possibility outside our bubble. Of course you may already be one of those who does seek out the new and loves to try something different, but it still pays to look at all your habits, even the day-to-day ones. Consider how you spend your time and ask yourself why. Is it the best you can do? Life is changing in so many ways... an ageless attitude is one that is curious, wants to be informed and engaged. The more flexible you are, the more ageless you’ll become.

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