Three Ways to Mount Your Mid Life Crisis

Getting older is an inevitable part of life that causes dismay in most people. Some people deal with aging graciously and accept the terms and conditions of their being, while others fall into a slump and face depression. The latter response, though completely normal and understandable, is unnecessary. Getting older brings you more wisdom and experience and is a gift to be cherished. However, if you just can’t seem to pull yourself out of plight, there are quite a few activities like staying fit, learning a new language and taking on an interesting hobby that can add a little pep to your step.

Fitness is the key to feeling well and healthy; think of it as your body’s natural anti-age agent. A workout regimen can lead to extreme benefits and deter fatigue and aches.  Even a brisk walk around the park can work wonders for your health, mentally and physically. Rapid breathing patterns help relieve stresses associated with growing older and the movement challenges your body physically by awakening your muscles. Working out once a day will improve your energy level and is guaranteed to rejuvenate your exterior appearance.

A shiny sports car or a fast motorcycle are two stereotypical giveaways of a person going through a midlife crisis. It’s an all too familiar sight, but the joy succeeded by material things is usually temporary. Learning a new language is a great way to break out of a mid-life barrier. Learning feeds your body’s cognitive reserve, a term that describes the extent of the brain’s capacity to defy aging and degenerative diseases. Bilingualism activates mental exercise and stimulates the cognitive reserve to keep you feeling younger, longer. Bilingualism activates mental exercise and stimulates the cognitive reserve to keep you feeling younger, longer.

As the years progress, complacency sets in and activities no longer become a priority. The years of playing with the kids or going to hang out with friends seem long gone, but they don’t have to be. This is one major reason why older people feel older than they actually are because they don’t partake in activities or hobbies that interest them. Dancing is a great hobby to keep because it requires movement and can also incorporate learning. Subconsciously, most people associate dancing with being jovial so engaging in the act will place you in light hearted mind state strong enough to reconnect you with your inner youth.

It is important to implement exercising, learning and an interesting hobby to procure the adolescent feeling a mid-life crisis yearns for. Ultimately, these tips can assist you long after you have mounted and defeated your mid-life battle.

Mercedes Potter is a part of an elite team of writers who have contributed to hundreds of blogs and news sites. Follow her @CedesPotter.

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