In reality, depression can take more forms than just a feeling of profound sadness. So why do we buy into it? "You're only as old as the girl that you feel." Tracy Moore . I have been starting to get this feeling myself! No more squishing into our 500-square-foot-apartment for football and pizza. You may feel tired, low in energy, or lack in any real sense of joy without necessarily feeling sadness or being weepy. You feel wiser. Thank you. By Yagana Shah. You too can stay young in mind and spirit. If you're a woman, when you get to be 60 (or almost) and begin noticing the disconnect between how old you feel and how old you look, you start to think differently about your face. Not me!” —Anna Kournikova, professional tennis player. The hard truth “If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” —Tom Petty, American singer (Discover the little-known facts about the greatest songs of all time.) They spend less and less time at home, becase they don’t feel good here anymore. Aging is a privilege! Here's our funny getting old meme collection that will surely make you smile. 11. Being undesirable. Keep age in perspective. Once you’ve shared that, stop talking about yourself. Is it normal to feel sad that Christmas isn’t as magical as it was when you were younger? By Lisa Bowman. If u r scared of getting old then do things that will keep you feeling & thinking young, join a yoga group,a craft or gardening group, learn to use a computer, stay social arrange to meet friends for coffee once a week.Read books & try your hand at learning something new.If you don’t have a pet get one, dogs & birds are easily trained, cats r a challenge but a good challenge. Most of my friends and I left New York, so no more impromptu beers around the kitchen table. When I was about 20 and younger I felt like life was so simple. nice read. Because we live in a youth-based culture, it might be hard to face getting older. The older you get, the greater your risk of having one of these. So, let's tackle some of these signs in a "I'm Old AF" bonus round. It's really that simple (and that sad). Photo: Shutterstock . Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter. Via: Giphy. In truth, nostalgia is not always going to bring you the warm and fuzzies, so it's normal to feel sad or bummed out when you think back on certain memories. Plenty of myths about aging have been debunked, like the idea that aging dooms you to a life of lethargy and unhappiness. ), so we may as well smile about it! You hopefully get past this stage and admit the truth to yourself, but in the meantime, have fun with being "vintage." “Why are people afraid of getting older? … That's right! In fact, physical complaints, such as arthritis pain or worsening headaches, are often the predominant symptom of depression in the elderly. life is alot more than being a child. We have collected some of the most touching and emotional feeling ignored quotes, messages, and sayings (with images, pics and memes) to comfort your pain. 1 You've Secretly Started Accepting That You're Old. FORGETTING people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to a new study. But there's a wrinkle below the surface of this encouraging news. Please if you had any experience with this tell me, I just want to help them somehow, to realise that life is not over yet and that they should be happy. You know it. You can learn to manage your sadness. Please tell me there is something that can be done about this. We've heard so much about the horrors of aging, from the sudden onset of aches and pains to having senior moments. Why do people fear growing old? Last year I was sad he was getting big so fast and this year I realize he has indeed grown big, he has a become a little person of his own. If your biggest fear is getting older, the best thing that can happen to you is getting older. Stop feeling bad about aging. I'm trying to get down with the aging thing, to accept it—at least till I've decided that I can't. Because you may not be feeling particularly sad, you may think it can't possibly be depression. A funny quote is always good, but a funny quote without wisdom is just a joke. They may complain, instead, of low motivation, a lack of energy, or physical problems. Now I pretty much just sit in an office at work, watch people around me get older, and feel like I'm missing out on things. I would just go to school and hang out basically. Depressed older adults may not feel “sad” While depression and sadness might seem to go hand and hand, many depressed seniors claim not to feel sad at all. Feeling sad does not mean you are experiencing depression; If you have been feeling persistently sad for more than two weeks or you have lost interest in most of your usual activities, you might be depressed. 11 Of The Smartest Things Anyone Ever Said About Getting Older. But just because you've got several decades behind you doesn't mean you have to feel old. Greensleeves Hubs (author ) from Essex, UK on August 09, 2018: Thank you Tim for your nice comment, and sorry for not replying sooner. it's how your heart feels that matters. I'm almost 26 now. You would trade that for softer skin? You don't feel sad. Canadian psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld explains why experiencing sadness is key to adapting to loss and change. But I couldn't help feeling lost, old, and listless. Never think of age as being anything but just a number. And people who feel younger than they are, are less likely to die than same-age peers who actually feel that age. Mention the word ‘aging’, and the immediate emotional connotations that get wired up are fear, sadness, negativity, aversion, helplessness and resignation. The hard truth about getting old Sixty isn't the new 40, and 80 isn't the new 60. In fact, we agree with our blogger Terry Carr. I feel bad about my dad he getting old 65 I love him my heart he is missable man but sweet in the heart and my mom I love her so much she did everything for me. Lester. 4. I just knew that I wasn’t what I used to be. 5. Where to get help. Why do people feel so adverse toward the phenomenon of aging? You feel like you know yourself better. Reader’s Digest Canada: In a recent livestreamed talk, you said we need sadness now more than ever. Spend time with friends and other people you enjoy. Steps 1. Everyone feels sad sometimes. There are telltale signs of getting old, and each one is as lame as the next. Feelings are often ignored because controlling physical pain is the patient’s main focus. I didn’t act, look or feel what I’d imagine a middle-aged person would look, act or feel like, and I certainly wasn’t old. There are some things in life we have no control over, such as when we were born. However, because it was bothering me quite a bit, I wanted to get ahead of my own fears. If you have a fear of growing old, this fear may stem from the following factors. If you’re struggling to deal with getting older, it will help to develop a more positive attitude. How to Feel About Getting Older. That’s all you needed to say to get the conversation started. June 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm #36380. Even the sad ones make you smile. So much had changed between 29 and 31. The crazy part is that my parents aren’t anywhere near where I should be starting to fear this. I feel like my job is pretty average, I don't really have relationships with many people, and it kind of just feels like life is passing by. 7/28/13 5:03PM . Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 22, 2014: J.R.LaGreca - We can't avoid old age (well, we can, but it's not a good solution! All people get stressed out when we’re left out. you shouldn't be feeling sad about life's changes and growing up.   Your symptoms have developed slowly. You don’t have to try to fake it to live up to the expectations of others. And I am left feeling sad that I hurt your feelings. For instance, the death of a loved one, moving from work into retirement, or dealing with a serious illness can leave people feeling sad or anxious. well done. 09, 2020. Why It’s Important to Feel Sad During COVID-19, According to Psychologists. Getting older is life's fun, i mean you become a mature adult, you get to do whatever you want when you become older. Why is … By Courtney Shea, Reader's Digest Canada Updated: Jul. I know it. 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