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Age should not define you – You define who you are

August 7, 2017

Age should not define you


How often do we hear ‘age is just a number’ but do you really believe it?  I know I do. This month, I will be 60 years old.  I’ve Sizzled Towards 60 and now I’m still going to be Sizzling Beyond.

Age should not define you

Many people get a little hung up on the number of their age and focus on getting older.  Some get to a point where they don’t even want to celebrate their next birthday.

Age should not define you

Reasons why Age doesn’t define you – You define who you are

The only limit on us are the ones we place on ourselves

By using age as an excuse, we place limitations on ourselves and miss opportunities because we don’t think we can do it.

Physical changes in our bodies happen but these can be maintained and improved with exercise and a healthy lifestyle

Sure we get wrinkles and our bodies start to change shape or do weird things.  However maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and eating a well-balanced diet will help.  Don’t forget to treat yourself – wine, chocolate, massages, facials.  Whatever, you feel is a treat go for it because you deserve it.

Just because you are a different age today than yesterday – do you really feel any different?

Milestone birthdays can become a nightmare for some.  They become fixated on an age and the day, however if you look at it logically do you really feel any different today than you did yesterday?  Again it is a mental attitude.

Mental attitude

Our attitude to life and living is so important. We need to have a positive outllook and be involved.  Looking after our Mental health is just as vital as keeping physically healthy.

Making the most of your life – some don’t get that chance

I recently heard of a distant cousin who had passed away at 41, leaving a wife and two little children.  In fact, my father, mother and brother all died in their early to mid 60s.  You never know what lies ahead so instead of focusing on the negatives of getting older – make the most of your life and appreciate each day.

Stop focusing on the number and just start focusing on living and enjoying a life full of laughter

You know when you focus on the negative you get more wrinkles?  We all age and we have to accept that, so instead of focusing on the number, get out there and enjoy your life. Enjoy laughing, having fun and the company of people you love.  Experience life!

Remember, Don’t let your age define you – you are in control.


Let’s Keep Sizzling!

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  • Reply Pam August 7, 2017 at 01:11

    I do tend to look at that number and then remember all the ‘if onlys’ and I know I need to stop that. I’m working on a blog post about the ‘if-onlys’ and I hope I take my own advice. LOL Great post with wonderful, positive, helpful ideas.

  • Reply Debbie Harris August 7, 2017 at 10:21

    Well said Sue! I agree with everything you have said here and endorse it wholeheartedly. Just to let you know I’m going away and will be out of reception for a while. We’re off to walk in the Flinder’s Ranges with Aboriginal guides so it should be very interesting and informative and a bit warmer than here at the moment. I’ll try to catch up on everything when we get back. The disconnect will be good girl me I think. In case I miss your birthday, enjoy your day and remember your own wise words ??

  • Reply Jennifer August 7, 2017 at 23:10

    I tell this to everyone I know. My parents were 42 when they had me and I always figured that old was 10 years older than they were. So age has always been fluid for me. My Mother turns 98 on Sunday. So old is 108.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2017 at 16:26

      How fabulous still having your Mum and at 98 what an achievement. Life is there to be lived no matter how long or short. Have a great weekend, Jennifer x

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill August 7, 2017 at 23:31

    I think I’m letting age remind me that I’m into the second half of life and I need to make sure I enjoy as much of it as possible. I don’t have time for drama and heartache anymore – it’s time to get on with all that living we put off while we invested our first half of life in other people 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2017 at 16:29

      Well I know that facing 60 is making it a reality for me, Leanne. I can’t put things off too much longer that is for sure. x

  • Reply Donna August 8, 2017 at 04:12

    I completely agree with you, Sue. Age really is just a number. It’s how we choose to live that is most important!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2017 at 16:30

      Certainly is our choice Donna and look at your and your hubby go – walking the Camino. I’m really enjoying your postcards. xx

  • Reply Estelle Anderson August 8, 2017 at 23:21

    Focusing on living and enjoying life is the way to go – no matter age. I’m often inspired when I see people making the most of life, doing the things they love, regardless of their age.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2017 at 16:24

      I have just read your guest post Estelle over at Retiring, Not Shy! and you and your husband certainly aren’t letting retirement or age get in the way! I loved your post and have left you a comment. xx

      • Reply Estelle Anderson August 15, 2017 at 16:41

        Thanks so much Sue. I appreciate your support.

      • Reply Estelle Anderson August 15, 2017 at 16:43

        Thanks so very much Sue for your support Very much appreciated 🙂

        • Reply Sue Loncaric August 18, 2017 at 07:40

          My pleasure Estelle and I wish you a lovely day x

  • Reply Jodie filogomo August 9, 2017 at 23:57

    I think this is true no matter what age someone is!! I think we all have fabulous experiences and attributes whether we be young or old!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2017 at 10:35

      Exactly Jodie there is too much emphasis on the number rather than the life. xx

  • Reply Bryony Haviland August 10, 2017 at 08:34

    Hi Sue, I have really enjoyed reading your blog for several years. Just wanted to wish you a very happy sixtieth and I know you will embrace it completely. I am 70 in December and really feel that it is 60 again but know in my heart that I am ageing! Physical changes etc! I am so lucky to have got here. Happy Birthday!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2017 at 10:34

      Hello Bryony and lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much for reading my blog and the birthday wishes. What a milestone for you in December, but I love your attitude. I do appreciate you visiting and wish you a beautiful weekend. xxx

  • Reply Connie August 11, 2017 at 07:58

    Sue, I so loved reading this. If I’m honest, I’ve been a little less than enthusiastic with my last few birthdays. This is a great reminder that we are not a numbe. Thank you! Oh and Happy Birthday!! ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2017 at 10:25

      Thank you so much for commenting Connie and also your birthday wishes. Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to Sizzle! 🙂

  • Reply Melody Smith August 11, 2017 at 22:14

    Every time I had a birthday growing up, my dad would start my day with, “Happy birthday, but you’re only one day older than yesterday. Do you feel any different?” I love my birthdays, even now I’ve turned 60 (last January) I’m constantly remarking that I don’t feel like I’ve gotten older – I honestly feel like I’ve gotten better. I love this post – it’s encouraging reminders are what we all need! Thanks for sharing it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 12, 2017 at 11:01

      Yes I said exactly the same thing to my friend Melody. She turned 50 this year but was quite traumatized by it all. I quoted exactly what your Dad did because it is true. I feel like you better with age and so pleased you stopped by to visit. Have a beautiful weekend xx

  • Reply Tuula August 14, 2017 at 23:13

    It is true. Age is just a number. When my grandmother was 75, she told me that she felt like she was still 25. You have a beautiful blog full of encouragement.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 18, 2017 at 07:48

      Thank you Tuula and your grandmother sounds such an inspirational lady. I hope I feel like that at 75. xx

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