Rowmark Australia Blog | Health and Wellness | Expectations and Attitudes
As you grow older, losses and disappointments are inevitable. It’s just a part of life.
Friends and family members will die. Others will get sick or maybe you will become ill. Career aspirations may not work out as planned, or dreams of travel and adventure may be cut short by financial hardship or misfortune.
With all the bad things that sometimes seems to happen one after the another, it could be easy to get despondent and think “why me” or “life’s not fair”. And these are reasonable thoughts.
However, those people who thrive in later years are the ones who focus on what they have rather than on what they have not or on what they lost along the way. Rather than dwelling on the negatives of being older, they choose to think about all the benefits of age, like experience, wisdom and opportunity.
You have the power to focus on either the positive or the negative. Choosing the positive is much more empowering.
“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” Horace
David is a highly qualified exercise physiologist, speaker and presenter specialising in aging and wellbeing. His series of humorous illustration that are thought out the book highlights his serious message that health is our greatest asset in old age and that your attitude makes the difference between thriving and surviving. Further details about David can be found at davidbeard.co and exercise.com.au