Forget about what age you are and how you are supposed to act - defy maturity and seize the moment!
Maturity can be a good thing, especially when it comes to fine wine, aged cheese or ripe, delicious fruit. But as a state of mind, maturity can sometimes be prudish, lifeless and boring – exactly the reason why Peter Pan never wanted to grow up.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
To “defy maturity” is to just forget about what age you are and how you think you are supposed to act. Do and say whatever you want (as long as it’s not too offensive). Wear stripes and polka-dots together if you want to. Laugh out loud in the movie theater – even if you’re the only one. Fly a kite out your sunroof while driving down the highway. Spend the day at a water park, playground or amusement park – get wet, dirty, sweaty and stinky – have FUN! It really doesn’t matter how old you are, or what quirky things bring you joy. It is all about attitude and the way you feel when you’re thoroughly enjoying yourself. Smiling and laughing are wonderfully contagious, as they give others permission to express joy and share happiness.
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be young at heart is a feeling, reflecting your inner health – your mojo, your passion, your lust for life. It is a way to experience pure positive energy when you feel excited for no reason, full of gratitude and wonder, allowing your imagination to manifest in fantastically creative and unexpected ways. It is tapping into that inner wisdom and juiciness – feeling sensually empowered and deeply connected with everyone around you. We all crave this feeling, as complete wellness is truly our most natural state of being. Sometimes it doesn’t come all that easy and we need a reminder of how grand life really is. How can we restore that fearless sense of youthfulness or muster up enough motivation to pursue our greatest passions? How can we find peace and joy in experiencing life’s simplest pleasures?
Here’s a little assignment for you : ) ~ Watch the movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium with Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman. This wonderfully magical film will surely lighten your spirit and make you feel like a kid again! One of my favorite quotes from the movie is, “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” This has become my personal motto.
Sometimes it may be difficult to feel good and do the things you want to, especially if you experience physical or emotional pain or are challenged in any specific area of your life. As we age, our bodies don’t always cooperate with our desire to be physically active. Or some days you may not feel like talking to anyone or doing anything, which is all right occasionally, however not healthy to become too isolated and detached. Perhaps it could be a hormone imbalance or nutritional deficiency. Some women choose to supplement their diet with herbs, vitamins and antioxidants to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. One that I recommend is Add Lib – a daily health supplement of natural herbs, botanicals and essential vitamins to help maintain a healthy hormonal balance, calm mood, mental focus, sustained energy and renewed passion for life.
You can settle for mediocrity or live life to its fullest and seize the moment! Regain your glow and be happy! Life is too short to waste another precious moment.