It’s not about wrinkle creams, plastic surgery, or injections to make you look younger. It’s about having a positive mental attitude, staying cognitively and physically active, and having a high-quality life.
How long you live and the quality of your life are, to a great extent, under your control. Apart from all the studies that show how lifestyle choices such as exercise and diet play a role in longevity, there’s also a good body of research that links positive attitude with the number of years people live. For example, one study involving 100,000 women found that women who were optimists were 30 percent less likely to die of heart disease than pessimists. Another study found that optimists were less likely to become frail. Frailty was defined as impaired strength or endurance, balance problems, as well as vulnerability to trauma and other stresses.
Here's 3 simple practices you can implement into your daily routine to bring back that inner child and remain "psychologically young".
1. Start every day with a glass of water and a few minutes of meditation and stretching.
2. Avoid junk food at least 5 days per week.
3. And my most important tip: Try not to take things too seriously! Bad stuff happens. It’s not your fault. Don’t worry what other people think of you. You are okay the way you are!
There are already way too many rules. You have to decide for yourself what’s good for you. Live life on your own terms.
Take Care + Njoy!
Anastasia Skin Crusader
About the Author
Anastasia Lambadaridis is the founder of save our skin + the world we live in and is ardent about making a difference. Anastasia embarks on educational campaigns targeted at local community groups, parents and business networks… prompting people to make small changes in the home about the way they care for themselves + the planet. Anastasia is also not shy at exposing the truth behind the brands that lead the public to believe that their products are natural, good + healthy.
Anastasia has worked in marketing communications in both government + private sectors + is a specialist in the creation + delivery of behavioural change programs and is currently the Marketing Communications Manager at Melbourne based digital marketing agency BizWisdom. She is passionate about creating unique brand experiences that drive behavioral change. In this fast paced digital age, Anastasia aims to add back the ‘human touch’ in our interactions and connections. Anastasia holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Applied Science, and innately understands social norms and emotional triggers that drive and impact consumer behavior.