We all know there are many changes that happen to us as we age. Some may be extremely unpleasant, as others may leave you dying from laughter.
Being that “Aging is inevitable” and there is nothing we can do to stop it, I want to share how I embrace the process.
3 Ways to Find Humor in the Challenges of Aging
My hubs and I have a unique relationship. We like to poke fun at one another and get the other riled up. What else are you going to do when the Sexy is Gone?
Laugh about it!
Life is definitely too short to sit back and cry about the aging process. We need to learn how to embrace it and find HUMOR in the challenges.
“You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.”
This article was inspired by my hubs…….
Our Vision Will Suffer
I now have to carry a larger purse so I can carry not only my reading glasses but his too!
To watch my hubs try to read something while we’re out and about cracks me up! If he doesn’t have his glasses, his Inspector Gadget arms stretch way out so that he can read from afar.
I caught him this morning in the den trying to read a flyer from Staples. I swear his arms looked like Stretch Armstrong! I couldn’t help but giggle!
I shouldn’t talk, though. Despite me not wanting to admit my eyes are aging, I now need my readers.
Laugh about it!
When taking road trips, you have more frequent potty breaks and plan ahead knowing where the best places are to stop. What once was a 3-hour drive, not takes 4 1/4 because you need to stop 5 more times on the way.
Our Bladders Will Suffer
The older we get, the less elasticity we have. We can visibly notice this in our skin. We may get droopy jowls, saggy boobs, and flabby arm swing. It’s inevitable!
Our bladders work in the same way. The walls of the bladder harden to an extent that it doesn’t allow it to stretch and fill with more urine. This causes a smaller bladder and more frequent potty breaks. Incontinence is a real booger!
Pee yourself lately?
Laugh about it!
The inevitable Brain Fog! I don’t know how many times my hubs and I got up off the couch to go do something, only to find out, we forgot what the something was.
Oh crap! What was I looking for?
I not just talking about looking for an item or forgetting we got up to fold laundry. But getting up because you have to pee and forgetting! Only to remember when you turn around and assume your position on the couch!
Is this part of the aging process OR is it because we have so much on our minds, our brain just can’t calculate it anymore?
Oh yeah, that!
It’s a bit ridiculous, right?
Believe it or not, there is a point in our lives that these things because a major hindrance and can’t find it humorous (Alzheimer’s). However, for those of us that are mid-40’s to 50’s, we can and should find the humor in it!
My Canadian girlfriend, Nataly shared this great post on her site not too long ago Turning 50: What it Means Nowadays to be 50 Years Old .
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.’ — Chili Davis
What are the 3 Ways to Find Humor?
Do you find humor in the aging process or do you feel there is nothing funny about it?
Let’s discuss it below!
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