The truth is, though, is that aging doesn’t suck. In fact, it’s the best thing that can happen to a person. There is way more perks about getting older than there are about staying young.
You (hopefully) get wiser
After making it through every single thing you’ve ever had to deal with you become much smarter than you ever were. You make better decisions because of all the life knowledge you’ve accumulated.
When you’re able to utilize your newfound wisdom you are able to create the life you want without having to jump through hoops of mistakes to get there. You’ve already made the mistakes and are now fully ready to take your life to the best possible level.
You’re more comfortable to be who you are
Getting older makes you more at ease with who you are as a person. You no longer feel the need to impress people or hide certain aspects of yourself because you realize that the people who you need in your life are the ones that love you exactly for you are.
You embrace your quirks and guilty pleasures and are even proud of your weirdness because the only person that needs to accept you for you are is you, and now that your old enough to realize that you finally can.
You appreciate time more
When you’re time on this earth gets less and less it makes you really appreciate it. You realize that wasting any time on things that aren’t making you happy is really just pointless. When time is limited you learn to live in the moments and that’s a beautiful thing.
You take better care of yourself
You’re eating healthier and exercising regularly. You have routine check ups at the doctors and dentist and are making sure that you are taking optimum steps to ensure everything is running perfectly.
When you take care of yourself you feel better and it’s a whole lot more important the older you get. Not only are you treating your body as the temple that it is, you are also allowing yourself to feel better about it because you know that as long as you have your back, you’ll be fine.
You’re comfortable in your own skin
When you reach a certain age you no longer feel the need to compare yourself to others and insecurities you used to hold have simply melted away. You realize that they are more important things than obsessing over your appearance in comparison to those younger than you because you don’t have to be a model to be beautiful.
You’re more financially secure
You’ve spent the better part of your life working like a dog to ensure that your career took off in the way that you wanted it to. Now that you are secure in your job and have made some money to bank you have more financial freedom.
It’s a serious stress relief to know that you can take care of yourself financially and as you get older it only gets easier.
You’re better at relationships and dealing with your emotions
After spending years in different less-than-ideal unions you are now a master at relationships. You know exactly what you want from a partner and what you don’t want.
When it comes down to dealing with conflict in relationships, which is completely unavoidable, you now know how to handle your emotions gracefully all the while picking your battles.
You know what you want and how to ask for it
It takes decades to figure out what you truly want out of life and then a couple more years to decide how you should go about getting it.
When you get older this not only becomes easier, it also becomes something you aren’t willing to compromise on.
The things you want are always in your grasp and you know that now because of all the experience you have with not getting what you want.
You won’t put up with things that don’t serve you
Being disrespected in any situation is easier when you’re younger but when you get a bit older there are certain things you just won’t stand for. And not only will you not stand for them, you don’t waste your time dwelling on them either.
You’ve learnt to let go of things that aren’t good for you without all that ‘did I make the right decision’ backlash.
You care less about things that don’t matter. And more about things that do.
You’ve come to finally realize that certain things won’t matter in the long run and can consciously move on from them without any sort of emotional setbacks.
The things that do matter are given more attention because although it’s taken you time to realize the difference between the two, you’re finally aware of where you should be putting all your energy.
So there we have it. Getting older doesn’t suck. In fact, if you’re lucky enough to get to do so, it’s actually kind of amazing. Did I miss any other perks of aging? Share them below!