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How Positivity Can Help You Age Gracefully

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If you’re lucky, aging is going to happen to you. It’s a natural part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. For example, you may notice signs of physical and mental decline as you get older, which can make you feel discouraged and unhappy. If you didn’t know, being unhappy or depressed is one of the most significant factors contributing to early aging.

This happens because your stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline, will start to increase in your body. Unfortunately, these hormones are responsible for many adverse effects on the body, including increased inflammation, weight gain, and impaired brain function. Fortunately, a simple way to help yourself age gracefully is by cultivating more positivity in your life.

Here are just a few ways to stay positive throughout your life that aren’t toxic to your well-being:

Recognize What You Have

A big part of aging gracefully is learning to appreciate your life experiences and the people you love. Take some time each day to reflect on what’s good in your life – whether it’s a long-term relationship, a great job, or just the fact that you woke up healthy this morning. Gratitude is one of the strongest positive emotions, so focus on those things that bring you happiness and satisfaction.

Find Ways to Stay Active

Regular exercise is another critical way to maintain physical health as you age. Not only does it help you build strong muscles and bones, boost your mood, and helps you feel more confident about your body. In addition, find activities that make you feel happy and fulfilled.

Connect With Others

Another important way to stay positive is by reaching out to friends and loved ones. Spending time with others can help lift your mood and make you feel happier overall, which will help counteract the negative effects of stress hormones in your body. With technology, this can be done in so many easy ways. For example, you could call a friend on the phone or even have a face-to-face conversation using video chat or play a video game together.

Be Mindful

Finally, one of the best things you can do to stay positive and age gracefully is to practice being more mindful. Pay close attention to how you’re feeling in each moment, as well as how you respond. By being aware of your thoughts and emotions, you will be better able to shift your mindset when negative feelings arise – which can help prevent them from building up into a more significant issue over time.


As you can see, cultivating positivity throughout your life is one of the best ways to keep yourself happy and healthy as you age – it’s also an important strategy for staying youthful and energetic no matter what stage of life you’re in. Start making positivity a habit today, and you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful aging journey ahead.

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How Positivity Can Help You Age Gracefully


  • Jaime Brainerd

    Greetings Dr., what an inspiring post about graceful aging. I am definitely working on most of these practices you mentioned. I recently began meditating, keeping a gratitude journal, and just started a challenge to message 5-10 people a day based on a recommendation from a book I recently read. Thank you for sharing. Sending lots of love.

  • Martha

    At 74 years old, I don’t worry too much about aging but I keep very busy and active. It’s just every now and then my bones cry out telling me to act my age and stop climbing on the jungle gym with Lia! LOL

    • Dominique

      I remember going to a similar festival when I was a child. I don’t remember the details, but I remember how I felt there. I liked these photos so I thought they would work well here!

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