intention to be youthful

y is for youthful

y is for youthful

Even though I'd love to stay youthful, I've been focusing on the changes that come with getting older each year. I think focusing on the changes makes me focus more on the getting older part, and that's not a good intent I want to carry around with me.

So this week I hope to focus less on the issue, but also look for ways that I'm feeling youthful, as well as ways to make me feel more youthful.

Outside the age box

In my preschool class, I ask a question at lunch each day that makes my students think a bit outside of the box. One question this past year was: "why do people get old?" I had many answers, including: because they work hard for many years, or because we don't eat right, or because we do so much that makes us tired. All great answers.

I had one student, though, put a different slant on her answer, by saying we get old because we eat our fruits and vegetables, exercise and take care of ourselves, which was the opposite of not only other students thoughts, but even my own.

She was saying we are doing it right if we get old. We are blessed if we get old, and that's such a mind frame to have. Respect our age and the elderly is not a new concept, but one that we can renew.

One way I can own my age is by calling my years levels, instead of years. As we age, we move up levels, like a video game.

Here's to eating better, exercising more, feeling more youthful and increasing my levels!

xo

Intentions need planning, even daily, not only weekly. I have a book that duplicates a daily planner 365 times so that each day can be planned the night before. Find it on Amazon here.

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