With every passing year I truly realize how much older I am getting. Little things that didn’t use to be an issue have now become a whole ordeal (if you’re over 35 you know what I’m talking about). Things that no young person would think about have started to happen to me. Here are just a few of those things:
I literally have to stretch as soon as I wake up – when I was younger I could just hop out of bed & start my day. But now I have to do stretches as if I’m preparing to run a marathon before I can even brush my teeth. It seems that my muscles are getting tighter as I get older.
Drink more water – really everyone should do this no matter what age they are, but there’s something about getting older that makes drinking water a necessity more than ever before. It’s almost as if I have to make up for all that bad food and drink I had when I was in my 20s. Oh well, good thing I actually like water!
Get tired earlier – I’ve always been a night owl so it’s nothing for me to stay up well past midnight. But as I get older I realize I’m getting tired earlier & earlier. I’ve started to get ready for bed earlier, but I haven’t quite got it in my head that I actually need to go to sleep earlier. I’m sure there’ll come a point when I start to fall asleep on the couch more & more which will prompt me to start going to bed earlier.
Talk to your friends less & less – As you get older people that you know become more & more absorbed with their own families. This leaves them less & less time for talking with their friends – like you! It’s one thing to build your career & still have friendships. It’s easy to chat with someone while you’re on the way to the airport or in the office working late & need a quick break. But when you’re raising children, your time & attention is devoted solely to them which leaves less time for your friends. I’ve been a victim of this more times than I can count, but that’s life I suppose! (But that’s also why I continue to make new friends; gotta replace the ones who are too busy for you)
When did you know you were getting old?! Sound off in the comments section –