By: Sarah Grace Powers – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.
How old do you feel?
That can be a trick question I know! If you gauge your answer by the stiffness in your back or creakiness of your knees, your answer might be, “way too old!”
But, then again if you just tune into how old you feel inside, the number you come up with might be a much younger number than your actual chronological age—at least if you’re anything like me!
Although cognitively I am aware that I have two adult daughters and even a couple of grandbabies, part of me feels like I’m somewhere in my 20’s still figuring life out.
Then, another part of me can feel and embrace that wisdom that I’ve been gifted with as I’ve traveled through so many years on the planet.
So, I guess the answer to the ‘how old’ question really is, “It depends.”
Lately I’ve been revisiting the idea of Living Ageless. I was first introduced to this by one of my favorite teachers and writers, Dr. Christiane Northrup in her book Goddesses Never Age, which I’m currently rereading. I highly recommend it if you haven’t already checked it out. Awesome book!
Northrup’s premise is basically that chronological age doesn’t matter nearly as much as we think it does. What makes us feel ‘old’ is our thoughts and the choices we make on a daily or even to moment-to-moment basis. Her book is basically a deep dive into the wise saying, “You’re only as old as you feel.”
You might be thinking, that’s all well and good, but how do I stop myself from feeling old? I’m tired, my joints ache, I hate the way my body is thickening, and every time I look in the mirror I see new wrinkles.
If that’s the litany going around in YOUR mind, you’ll want to follow along with me in the coming weeks and months.
I’ve been compiling all my knowledge and wisdom on this subject of living ageless, putting together so many pieces, and I’m excited to share it.
It’s a little bit of returning to my roots in holistic health, nutrition, and helping people to feel and look their healthiest and most vibrant and radiant. And, I’ve now added mindset techniques that boost all of this wisdom a thousandfold.
A while ago I decided to take some action on feeling more healthy and more ageless in my body and mind.
I’m talking about both sorts of action. The type we usually think of—outer actions. And also the inside actions. Both are equally important, but often we ignore the fact that making big changes is really an inside game.
Take One Action Today
Here’s one action I chose, and that you can adopt for yourself today.
I decided to come up with an easy phrase I could say to myself on the regular, a mantra if you will. The point is to counteract the dozens (hundreds?) of times that my mind is complaining about my stiff muscles, aches and pains, the flabby skin, etc.
It’s an Intention. It’s an instant replacement to the unhelpful thoughts, and also an instant vibration lifter.
My mantra is: Stronger, Lighter, Looser, RADIANT!
I often use it as my Intention during a yoga practice, or just my intention for the day. I revisit it when I notice my mind starting to travel down dark alleys. I’ve even made it into a little chant.
What’s YOUR mantra for living ageless?
Sarah Grace Powers is a Holistic Life Coach and the creator of The Ageless Body Blueprint. She works with women over 40 who want to embrace ageless living and who are ready to release the weight—physical or emotional— that holds them back from achieving their dreams and making their impact in the world. She is a certified herbalist and certified life coach with decades of experience. Download her free report: Five Surprising Mistakes That Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts When You’re Over 45.
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