As you’re becoming a middle-aged person, it’s imperative to keep an eye on your physical and mental health. While it is important to keep your body active, it’s also crucial to maintain mental hygiene in every stage of your life. This is especially important in the middle age, since it’s the preparatory stage for the old age.
In other words, keeping your mind fresh will improve the overall condition of your body, as well, in addition to regular physical exercise. Here are some effective tips that will help you reach those objectives over the course of years.
Firewall your self-respect
When you’re satisfied with your health, your professional achievements and the overall quality of your life, self-respect is firm and stark.
However, during the rollercoaster ride called life, we often come across various obstacles. We overcome some of them without paying too much attention to them, while others block our progress.
Even though you might eventually deal with such more demanding issues, they can shake your self-respect. In turn, it can have a negative impact on your overall mental condition.
Because of that, it’s vital for the quality of your life to firewall your self-respect. This is the key defending mental mechanism that has a direct impact on your social and professional life.
When you’re feeling down, it’s important to do things that you’ve always been good at. For instance, if you once played a musical instrument well, start playing it all over again. The same goes for any activity that you once were proficient in.
By “reminding” your brain that you can actually do something well, you’ll make your mind feel better and protect your self-respect. Also, you can try and take up some new hobbies to boost your self-esteem.
Handpick your friends, but keep socializing
As we’re getting older, the number of people we keep in touch with is reducing. At least that’s what the usual tendency in our lives.
When we’re younger, we’re more likely to meet new people at school, university or via other people. From our twenties to our forties, the number of contacts we have is people usually decreases, so most of people in their forties make social contacts at work or among relatives.
However, we can maintain exciting social life even in these life stages, but it’s important to fulfill two major prerequisites to achieve that goal.
The first one is to handpick your friends and the other one is not to “sign out” from social activities, but take part in them. Since a significant portion of elderly people…