Hellooooooo, Helllllooooo, Helllloooooo, to all you beautiful Legends out there! I will start out by wishing you all the best in your mind, body, and spirit.
Who knows the importance of keeping a youthful mind!? If you do, then congrats! If not, you’ve come to the right place!
So guys, first off, over the years I’ve become a huge fan of reversing aging. Yes, you heard me right. Not only stopping my biological age from going up, but actually reversing it. Many of us have come to accept our biological aging symptoms as a normal and natural process—decline in functionality, loss of hair, loss of eyesight, wrinkles, decline in cardiovascular and so much more. But, I’ve come to learn that we don’t actually have to experience the symptoms of aging. I’m in better health NOW mentally, physically, and spiritually than when I was 22 and a double sport NCAA athlete. I’m not going to get into detail here or try to prove to you guys that aging is simply a disease. But, I will share with you beautiful people, a major component of how to reverse aging that many don’t know about or have forgotten!
What I’m sharing in this article is the importance of A Youthful Mind. It’s true, you can actually reverse aging by maintaining a youthful mind.
Many studies have shown that biological age actually correlates better to psychological age than it does to chronological age. Meaning, if you are young at heart, your biological markers are likely to reflect that, literally. And if your mind is old and dull, then your body will reflect it.
Like the old saying goes, “People don’t grow old, when they stop growing, they become old.” If your mind is old, then your body will reflect it, no matter how much you engage in things like healthy diet and exercise. Maintaning a youthful mind is more important than exercise and healthy diet, all day everyday. I’m not saying that diet and exercise aren’t important, they’re essential. I’m just trying to convey the idea of how important a youthful mind is. When we focus on keeping our minds fresh and youthful we will be keeping our bodies fresh and youthful.
So, what is a Youthful Mind?
A Youthful Mind Is Growing, Playful, Enthusiastic, Spontaneous, And Flexible.
Here are some tips on how to maintain a Youthful Mind.
A growing mind is a youthful mind! Learn something new everyday! Read a new book, listen to a podcast, read some poetry, and write down something interesting or a fun that you recently discovered! Try new stuff! Let go of all those rigid ideas about who you are, and challenge yourself with new experiences and perspectives on who you want to Become. As you keep learning, your brain continues to make new connections amongst the billions of cells.
A youthful mind is playful and lighthearted! I’m sure many of you can relate to the idea that Life just doesn’t flow when you’re being serious! Our best times are when we’re care free! Laughter is the best medicine for the body and the mind! I encourage all of you to open up to the wonder and delight of living the human life. We all need to stop taking life so seriously and play more often. I still find myself taking this thing called Life wayyy tooooo seriously sometimes. But, for no reason at all! So, when I do catch myself taking Life too seriously, I LAUGH OUT LOUD. Don’t you remember those times as a child of when you used to play and laugh for hours? Those times are not to be experienced just by children. We, too, can experience these times of play and laughter still! We all have that thing that we love to do. That thing that makes us feel timeless. It could be exercise, sport, playing music, writing, drawing, painting, or anything else! Engage in the activities that make you feel like time doesn’t exist and nothing else matters. And if you don’t know what those are, trying something new! You’ll soon find it. Play and recreation go hand in hand. I mean look at the word Re-Creation. Recreation is literally the time to let go of all your worries of the past, forget about the future, and enjoy the NOW. The more play and laughter we can find in our lives, the younger we become.
A youthful mind is filled with enthusiasm! It’s enthusiastic about everything—a beautiful flower, a butterfly, the wind, a rainbow. Stay alert to appreciate the little things and enthusiasm will present itself immensely!
Another key to a youthful mind is staying spontaneous and unpredictable. A spontaneous mind doesn’t pay attention to societal norms. It does what it wants, when it wants, without any thoughts of doubt or any worries of judgment. We all have spontaneous impulses everyday. Close your eyes and feel those impulse’s within you. Do them! When a child feels like running, what does he/she do? Starts to run, yeah? You should do that too! Run if you get the impulse to run. Sing if you get the impulse to sing. Dance if you get the impulse to dance. Jump in cold water if you get the impulse to jump in cold water. Call your mom if you get the impulse to call your mom. Laugh out loud if you get the impulse. Don’t deny yourself of your impulses because of what other’s may think. As long as it’s not harming anyone, you deserve to live through being spontaneous. Don’t ever forget that.
Okay! The final key to keeping a youthful mind! I believe, that life is a game of “going with the flow”. Whoever flows easy and allows the current to guide the pace, is rewarded with The Universe’s Miracles. Don’t become trapped in the boundaries of society and limiting beliefs. A youthful mind doesn’t get stuck in that crap. A youthful mind flows in the river of Life, allowing the current to guide the way. Also, be adaptable. Don’t get stuck on a personal view, rather, look at what’s happening from a much bigger picture. And if you can’t, then just trust that The Universe has your best intentions in mind, and there’s a much bigger lesson being taught than maybe you can see right at this moment.
Okay, there we go guys! Oh and don’t believe the myth that says that once a brain cell is gone, it’s gone. That’s been proven untrue years ago by a study done by researchers at Princeton University, where they found that thousands of fresh, new brain cells are born daily in the adult brain.
This goes to show why keeping a Youthful Mind is so important. This also makes a little more sense out of why my blog is named what it is. A chuckling mind is essential to experiencing a fulfilling Life. Let’s all laugh at everything and keep our minds more and more youthful and growing everyday. I want to thank you guys so much for reading! Please don’t hesitate to reach out and leave a comment, like, or send me a message to let me know what you guys think of this stuff! And if you’re really really enjoying my articles and videos, feel free to donate! Donations mean so much and are always graciously accepted for me to continue my mission. Stay Youthful! And always remember to B R E A T H E.