06 Jun How to live Happily during Old-Age!
Two scenarios, just think it over:
a)The grumpy old uncle who lives on the second floor, yells at the kids playing cricket in the street and never returns their ball.
b)Jolly Uncle who sings melodious songs of those days, is always all smiles, plays with little kids and spreads cheer everywhere!
The choice is YOURS! Who do you want to be? Grumpy Uncle or Jolly Uncle? Well, we have listed some stuff that will help you convert from grumpy to jolly in no time! And if you’re already jolly, well that’s just great….continued to spread happiness everywhere!
Listen to music and sing along:
What’s the point of those melodies being played when there’s no one sing along? So yes, whenever you play those songs, make sure you sing your heart out!! It not only releases stress but also makes your environment full of positivity!
Go for a walk every day:
Preferably go to the park twice a day – early in the morning and then later in the evening. The reason why I specifically said the park is that there are loads of little kids running around! You can also have a little game with these kids and have some fun with them and make yourself the favourite Grandpa/Grandma of the park!!
Swim your worries away:
Okay now, swimming doesn’t mean full-fledged laps! Just get into the pool and wade and see the difference it makes! If you can float facing the sun, there’s nothing better! It’s such a mood lifter that you’ll make it a point to get into the pool every day! Aqua-therapy at its best!
Who said you could not have fun? Call your friends over for a game of cards or carrom or as I said before, a karaoke and barbeque night will give you the fun of your lives! Celebrate each others birthdays and every little special occasion. Life’s precious and make sure you make the most of it!
Cook your heart out:
If cooking is not your thing, make it! Cooking is a real therapy. Try to whip up some simple, healthy but delicious recipes and then sit back and relish your creation!
Solve puzzles and sudokus:
Get a huge puzzle from the neighbourhood store and try to put it back together! You can also bond with your friends over this. Pick out the newspaper and solve the Sudoku! Do it every day and see how you’ll end up being the Sudoku-Master! These activities keep your mind active and don’t let a dull moment come by.
Go out, explore places:
Get together with your friends and organise trips to unique locations. For starters, you could go to a farm nearby to enjoy the roasted corn from the first harvest! Or even go hiking to some spot where the terrain is easy.
Join a hobby class:
Pursue your hobbies and never shy from picking new ones! Learn a musical instrument or learn pottery. You could even enrol yourself in a baking workshop or something whacky like jazz or salsa classes!
Being old doesn’t mean you have to keep yourself indoors or tied to the bed! Like we said before, you have to make a choice! Get yourself out into the world; there are a whole lot of opportunities that will make you enjoy this beautiful phase of life!!