Are you ready to take a sip from the Fountain of Youth? Here are some useful ways to remain youthful, despite your age.
Tip 1: Watch Cartoons
My husband and I watch cartoons every day. The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show (can you tell we like Seth Macfarlane?), South Park, Futurama, among others. They are fun, witty, and they make you laugh. Laughter adds years to your life!
Tip 2: Play Games
We used to have Family Game Night every week. Clue, The Simpson’s Scene-It, Monopoly, The Game of Life, Rummy, Poker, and so on. We also had video game tournaments. Our favorite was 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures. Interacting in fun light-hearted activities with children allow you to become a child again. Embrace this opportunity.
Tip 3: Play at the Park
While appeasing the children with a day at the park, join in the festivities. Play on the Merry-Go-Round, swing on the swings, kick off your shoes and walk barefoot in the grass. These activities will activate that part of the brain that helps in restoring your youthful spirit.
Tip 4: Vacation and often
When you get away from the daily grind, an innocent state of mind takes over. Go to an amusement park and ride the rides, go to a water park and frolic under the waterfall, go to the track and race go-carts, go play putt-putt. Be young again and live it up!
Tip 5: Simplify life
Go to a costume shop and play dress up. Play hide and seek at Toys R’ Us. Go on a bike ride around the neighborhood. Have a picnic by the lake. Watch the sun set, and then lie beneath the stars and point out the constellations. Organize and participate in a Scavenger Hunt around town. The possibilities are endless. Think back on your fondest memories, and attempt to recreate them. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
How do you stay young at heart?