I Celebrate My Age

I grow wiser and happier with each passing year.

I take care of my health. I eat nutritious foods and watch my weight. I sleep well and manage stress. I work out on a regular basis. I listen to my doctor and follow their recommendations.

I stay connected. I keep in touch with family and friends. I talk about my experiences and feelings. I enjoy dinner parties and hiking trips. I nurture close and mutually supportive relationships.

I keep trying new things. I visit restaurants with unusual cuisines. I try out for a bocce ball league or start writing in a journal.

I continue learning. I read books and talk with others about their areas of expertise. I take classes at my local community college or online. I study foreign languages and ancient history.

I adapt to change. I accept losses as natural and inevitable. I am open to different ideas and modern technology.

I think positive. I count my blessings. I notice the opportunities that surround me.

I set new goals. I create challenges that motivate me.

I deepen my sense of purpose. I meditate and pray. I find a spiritual community where I can discuss my beliefs. I identify my strengths. I devote my time to activities that are meaningful for me. I experience greater peace and fulfillment.

Today, I make choices that help me to lead a long and healthy life. I embrace aging with comfort and confidence.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. If there were a fountain of youth, would I want to drink from it?
  2. How do mass media messages about aging affect the way I see myself?
  3. What is one thing I appreciate more as I grow older?