How to Enjoy Aging

The other day I was reading a Bruce Lee book called The Art of Expressing the Human Body. Since training in martial arts, which I’ve been doing for about 2 years (more seriously in the last year) I’ve realized that:

1. I wish I’d started 10 years ago, when I thought I was too old (lol).
2. That in another 10 years, in my 40s, I will be so fucking badass.

And then I was like, “Wow, I am kind of looking forward to my 40s.”

Who says that?! I figured out the key to enjoying aging! Make sure that you are working towards being awesome at something you love. Think “Wow, I am learning so much now, I am gonna be EPIC in 10 years!” (or 5, or 20, or whatever).

Most people think of aging as a bad thing – you look older, more wrinkled, your health gets worse and you can’t do as much – these are all myths by the way, and can be remedied by proper diet and lifestyle. When you are eating your natural diet and putting your body to work, and TRULY healthy inside (health is not clear by aesthetics only), you will be more inclined to go for the things you dream of doing, and not just giving in to what mass belief dictates.

So, you are going to get older. Do you want to enjoy it, even look forward to it? Then make sure you are gonna be a fucking badass, and you will enjoy every moment on your journey. When you get there, you’re gonna be happy you did the work. Like I said, I wish I’d started martial arts in my 20s (or even younger) – that I thought I was too old at 26 is LUDICROUS.

I want to be the type of 40 year old that I would look up to. I want to be the type of 40 year old that younger girls admire and aspire to be like! I am doing this for me, but still, one of my purposes is to be an inspiration to a younger generation, especially girls, because I relate so much to them still, this ageless soul of mine wants to reach out and say, “You don’t have to fear growing older, and never stop growing UP.” Always be growing.

Age is inevitable, make sure you’re as awesome as possible, and show others how awesome you can be at your age, and share, because so many people do not know. It is such a lie that we have to be sick and fat and live a “normal” life. Normal is boring. NEVER BE BORING. That is the worst insult to being alive there is. If you are bored, get curious. If you’re stuck in a boring situation, fucking RUN, and never look back.

I dunno about YOU, but I am going to stay young, no matter how many times I’ve traveled around the sun! So bring it on 🙂 I’ll be the coolest old broad you’ve ever seen.

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Picture above of Yasmina Rossi

Eternal Youth

Secrets to Youthfulness!

1. While you are actually, chronologically young, don’t poison yourself with dumb shit every week. If you must experiment, do it rarely, and be wary of what you choose to try. Be vegan. Eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables.

2. Do this when you are older, too. What you put in your body has the most influence on your energy levels and how quickly you age (physically AND mentally).

3. Get sunshine, but not too much.

4. Sleep. A lot.

5. Value free time + relaxation over money, and have a job or lifestyle that corresponds to that.

6. PLAY. Keep your youthful attitude. This doesn’t mean being immature in your responsibilities, but avoid becoming “serious” just because you’ve grown up.

7. Explore, as much as possible.

8. Be curious about EVERYTHING. SOAK up information – if you are in school, get the hell out and learn on your own. Your passion for learning will increase x 1000.

9. Work as little as possible for others and spend your time doing the work you are meant to do, whether it be painting, skateboarding, or activism.

10. Move. Your. Body. I don’t mean exercise, but find something you love that makes you use what you’ve got.

11. Have as much sex as possible with someone you LOVE (or at least totally adore!)

12. Have animals around you to cuddle.

13. Partake in things like waterslides and amusement parks.

14. Make sure you have a hobby that originated in your childhood. There’s a reason you loved it – don’t lose it.

15. Keep playing with your appearance. Don’t conform, ever.

16. Hang around other fun, playful people. Toss aside the boring ones, or force them to go do crazy things with you.

 

 

 

Boredom is For Old People

Screw age. I’ll always be young.

I don’t care about chronology. I am perpetually sixteen.

When you believe you are youthful, you are.
When you feel like a kid, you are. Your brain allows it.

You are what you think.

If you love the world, you stay innocent. If you give yourself to
life, you are living.

Boredom is for old people. You’re not old. You’ve just forgotten.

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I seriously don’t think people “get old” – I think they just get tired, nutritionally deficit, and brainwashed.