Healthy and Fabulous
Love Your Life – Whatever Your Age
It is a huge subject.
One can be alone and feel not lonely, and one can be among people and feel completely lost, lonely and forgotten. It is what we do, how we manage our life and what we allow into it.
It also depends on work one does.
I relocated to Canada when I was 46, almost 50. It’s been 14 years. It is hard to integrate into very different community at older age.
However, I am somebody who creates events, so that I am always busy.
My work is the alone work: whether that is medical writing, translation and research or art, drawing, painting, creating. I do gardening and sewing and I design outfits and create things that are necessary for house, etc. That is all stuff where I do not need anybody.
All people age absolutely differently, partially that depends on their DNA and to some extent it is the past that will either make aging easy or complicate it with side effects of treatments and so on.
I do suggest and advocate a lot on my art website that people use their brain a lot and get started with manually doing arts. We do not have to become perfect or be artists. Doing sketching and drawing from real life boosts the brain functionality to a huge extent. The few clinical trials showed that for the brain there is no better way to be flexible and new that to be challenged and engaged with pleasurable activities.
Art is a hobby that will never make a person feel alone. It keeps one immersed and busy and engaged.
Busy means never feeling lonely.
Hi, thanks for visiting and taking the time to express your thoughts. Yes, you are quite right, having a great hobby certainly helps. Using your brain as you age is essential for many reasons. And some people are great on their own and prefer it. I certainly am like that. I can only hope this holds true as I age! But loneliness is a personal experience. We are all different and feel lonely for different reasons. A major cause of loneliness in older people is those who have had a lot of social contact in their job, and then leave it to have almost no social contact. If you haven’t had those feelings or type of job, you won’t feel the difference. Certainly, in the UK there are 1.4 million older people who say they feel alone. If they don’t have friends or hobbies, it is hard to start them so late in life. I think it is important that we are aware that there is such a problem so we can identify it in others. And also ourselves, whilst we still have time to do something about it.
Much needed and informative post ~ thanks, ^_^
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