Saturday, February 4

Living longer

For those of you who relish a long life I have included a link with 50 tips for daily living

I thought it may be interesting to rate a top 5. So here’s my top 5 in no particular order.

Forgiveness
I try not to hold grudges against anyone ever. It means you have to forgive someone, agree to disagree, and seek to understand why bizarre behaviour occurs. Free from grudges a mind can relax and when in such a state helps bolster your immune system. It also makes life more pleasant and uncomplicated.

Food for thought
What we eat affects our thinking and my favourite’s salmon and unsalted nuts.
Both are good food for the brain and improve you immune system. Salmon also enhance the body’s ability to withstand skin cancers.

Mind play

The mind needs rigouress workouts.
I am not talking about work, as most aspects become routine even in the most senior positions.

Deep conceptual thinking, crosswords, bridge or any activity that tests your mental ability gives it a good workout. Try thinking about topics outside your expertise, and embrace your confusion, as it’s usually the first stages of new undersrtandings. Try moving out of your comfortable thinking zone.

Not only will you feel better, you might even become more intelligent as you grow older, in direct contradiction to what was thought not many years ago.
Brain neurons can continue to develope in adult brains although this is not as yet fully understood.


Socialisation

Research indicates prolonged isolation is not good for you. In any community, even so called closed communities its important to socialise and interact regularly.

I celebrated my birthday and caught up with many old friends. Hugs all-around, makes one feel good for weeks afterwards and engenders a special feeling of connectiveness.
Keeping in contact and meeting with friends and family on a regular basis bolsters you immune system.

Prepare for disappointments
Our success in life depends on how well we handle our disappointments and you are bound to have plenty. How you adapt and make the most of it is a measure of your success. Funny how we don’t talk about that very much; yet I think we all know life was not meant to be easy.

11 comments:

Wendy A said...

Thanks for confirming salmon as a healthy brain food. Both my children have been raised on it and ..they are perfect.

Tonette said...

Hi Lindsay, and thank you for your comment on my blog. I too think we have something in common. Kind children for one. Every Christmas for many years I wished for kind children, and it seems Santa has been kind to me. I remember my mom wished for the same when I was a kid. I didn’t think it was OK back then since I knew I wasn’t always nice…

I agree with you that it is good to have kids you can have a good relationship with, and be best friends with.

It’s a bit strange to be over 60. You don’t really feel you’ve become adult until you look in the mirror. Inside you’re 20 with all the experience of the world.

Kind regards,
Nerdine’s mom

DA said...

Lindsay, the sage master..

Again life lessons shared. Virtual studies at Lobes University..

Anonymous said...

Lindsay,

You appear to be a nice person; however, I am concerned about the safety of children and the internet. A fellow blogger's daughter was inspired to write a poem because of you. I find this disturbing. Your thoughts?

madcapmum said...

Yes, poetry is often quite disturbed. However, it's been shown statistically that the rate of poetic manifestation is in no way directly attributable to internet exposure, and in fact has been known to spontaneously erupt in anyone who's been exposed to nursery rhymes or The Cat In The Hat. A side effect of the language immersion that parents inflict on their offspring generation after generation, if you will.

In the interest of reducing our poetry rates, it would be advisable to restrict childrens' access to the higher forms of language. All words exceeding two syllables must be removed from elementary curriculum, and under no circumstances should the cat be allowed to sit on the mat.

Anonymous said...

Madcapmum,

Your humor is admirable but the statistics I am talking about are no laughing matter. Children learn by example. Doing poetry is one thing but having little internet friends like their mommy is another.

madcapmum said...

Well, we take care of internet security by having the computer smack dab in the middle of the living room. No one's on that screen without me knowing exactly what they're looking at. My daughter blogs, only on sites that I pre-approve, and I read everything she reads or posts or comments on, before she's allowed to publish it.

Hoofhearted said...

I do the same. I don't think you can ever be to careful. The news stories lately really scare me about how easily people get to our kids.

Sylvana said...

Very good advice!

Granny said...

This is what happens when I show up late. Feel free to keep leaving your poems on my blog.

So far I've found nothing that could corrupt the girls. I wish they could be encouraged to write poetry. I have no gift to pass on to them.

laura said...

This is beautiful advice! Thank you.