10 things to do to stay young at heart

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  1. Stop obsessing over non-essential numbers like age, weight, and height – focus instead on the gifts in each of those areas.
  2. Choose your friends wisely – negative, toxic people will unintentionally pull you into their world. Misery loves company.
  3. Our brains will slow as we age, even faster if we don’t use them, never stop using it. Read, and learn about things that interest you.
  4. Practice seeing with the eyes of a child, enjoy the simple things, make the little things big adventures.
  5. Feel — Smile a lot at things, especially yourself, when you screw up. Laugh as often as possible until you gasp for breath! Accept tears and allow the pain of loss, endure, grieve and live through it. It is ok. Know that is part of life, and you’ll be ok.
  6. Where you call home is your refuge. Surround yourself with a loving family and friends, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, and whatever connects you to love.
  7. If your health is good, work to maintain it. If fitness is not good, improve it by learning how. In the information age, ignorance is a choice.
  8. Forgive and let it go, especially when people wrong you. Holding on equates to allowing and accepting a festering growth attached to your happiness. The most important apologies are the ones we never get or give.
  9. Make sure people know they are important to you, especially those you love. Make an effort to keep in touch.
  10. Think about the kind of person you want to be. Begin by getting to know who you are, what you believe, what you stand for, and what you care about. Now, be that person — one choice, one moment, one day at a time.