Your State of Mind is Your Fountain of Youth

By Roselyn Poon

Is your life starting to feel like a ticking time bomb? Well, let’s cut the red wire and turn on your Fountain of Youth. You have the power to decide if you are old or simply of an age. It all depends on your state of mind, excluding debilitating medical issues, and your state of mind is the product of your beliefs. Aging and old age affects all of us sooner or later, the trick is to defer old age to as late as possible.

Validate your core state of mind

Knowing your core state of mind is step one. It is the sum of your core beliefs, colors your experience of life, and heavily influences your point of view, your decisions and your actions. If you turn on your Fountain of Youth and start living younger longer, you need to revisit some of your core beliefs and, possibly, update them.

Often, our firmly held core beliefs are so buried in our subconscious that we do not even know they exist. They were developed and installed into our subconscious as a result of our environment and have been running on autopilot ever since, unless something dramatic occurs that brings them to the surface and into our conscious mind. Case in point, as a child, I never questioned the existence of Father Christmas, until one Christmas my mother said we were going shopping to buy gifts for everyone. Up until then, I firmly believed they came from this jolly fat man in a red suit. Everything in my environment confirmed his existence until that fateful day. Conditions change, your environment changes and you change. Take some time out and really look at your life and where you are going. Start questioning why you think and do what you do when it comes to aging and your life timeline. Are you simply going along with your environment, your family and friends?

Most people age in accordance with their environment; however, normal does not make it right.

“Most people age in accordance with their environment; however, normal does not make it right.” Just because people around you have accepted the status quo does not mean you have to. Take some personal responsibility for your life and ask yourself what is important to you.

What are some of your beliefs concerning aging and old age? For example:
• You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
• Dementia, Alzheimer’s and fragile bones are all caused by
old age
• Today’s world is meant for the young
• It is too late to change
• Once you hit 60 it is all over
• Retirement is the beginning of the end

Create a list of your beliefs about old age, and then question them, research them, update them or leave them on the curbside. This is your life; take control of your future and reprogram your subconscious with updated living younger longer beliefs.

Cultivate a youthful state of mind

This sounds easy, but change takes time. Take little steps and add some concerted effort into the mix.

I have met some wonderfully exciting people who are well over 60 and still have an enthusiasm for life. Their state of mind and state of being are firmly based on the belief that the onset of old age is within their control. They believe that life is worth living and a much happier alternative to spending the next 20 to 30 years growing older every day.

The point is that you need to understand your core beliefs about aging and old age and appreciate the massive impact these beliefs have on your state of mind before you can start the process of pushing old age as far into the future as possible. You need to cultivate a more youthful state of mind.

Remember, your unconscious self, which is your state of mind, is pulling the strings, and it has been doing this for most of your lifetime, so putting it in check is going to take some effort on your behalf. You need to keep your beliefs in check and not give into complacency.

It is never too late to think about your future and decide if you like or do not like what is coming. The important point is to know that you can have input into your future and it starts with your personal Fountain of Youth; your state of mind.

Believe in life and get involved.

It is never too late to turn back time.

Roselyn Poon is an author, speaker and motivator on all things to do with living younger, longer and extending our most productive phase of life well into what is commonly referred to as our twilight years. Her upcoming book, “Resetting Your Inner Clock,” is scheduled for release later this year.

Roselyn Poon is an author, speaker and motivator on all things to do with living younger, longer and extending our most productive phase of life well into what is commonly referred to as our twilight years. Her upcoming book, “Resetting Your Inner Clock,” is scheduled for release later this year.

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