Can We Become Happier As We Age?

Some people and now medical experts believe older generations are happier in general.

If it’s true that many older people tend to be happier, some psychologists believe that cognitive processes are responsible.

In particular focusing on and remembering positive events and leaving behind negative ones.  That helps older people regulate their emotions, letting them view life in a more positive light.

Can We Become Happier As We Age?

Older people may be happier because they don’t suffer the stresses of young people in their efforts to forge ahead in their lives and survive our modern era. While facing their own challenges, one can say some older people are not subject to the impossible pressures of modern day debt slaves in a gig economy.

They on average spend much less and have lost the need to acquire things they don’t need.

But as we age, people begin looking for ways to make themselves feel and look younger.

While eating a healthy diet, exercising, and drinking enough water are a few obvious ways to feel better, there are a couple of lesser known tactics that can make you feel healthier and more youthful. 

Everything from smiling more often to trying new things can help make you look and feel young again.

Happiness Actually May Increase With Age

It may be hard to consider for some young people to think of their grandparents as being happier than they are, but research shows that people actually get happier as they age despite their health conditions and other problems that arise.

Improve your own happiness by ignoring the societal norm that youth only should equal happiness. Let yourself feel happy as you age.

Don’t get caught up in worrying about the small stuff. Take good care of your health and, let yourself go.

Don’t think that you have to act your age. Here are some more tips to keep you active, happy and having fun as you age:

  • Exercise for more energy.
  • Be social for healthy aging.
  • Play games for brain fitness 

Read more:

Feeling younger than your age could be a sign your brain is healthy

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