So you’ve made it to your Third Trimester. Now it’s time to tell the truth. You really are aging! It’s natural and it can actually be fun.
This except from 10 Secrets to Better Aging – Woman’s Day says it all.
Make it a point to reflect on the benefits of aging, instead of focusing on the negative. “Your knowledge and experience mean you don’t make as many mistakes as when you were younger. You stop comparing yourself to others, and that’s a great psychic relief,” says Bennett of TimeGoesBy.net. “Most older people let go of the cultural insistence to do, do, do and accomplish, accomplish, accomplish. It’s time to reflect on what’s gone before, to get to know yourself and your world better. And, there’s time to follow up on all those things you put off during midlife because you were too busy with your career and children.”
When we tell the truth about aging, we find it is really a GOOD thing, not the NEGATIVE thing we were lead to believe when we were younger. I have interviewed many Third Trimester people and they all say the same thing. ” I am happier now than at any other time in my life.” Statistics show this is true as well.
The now famous U-bend is shown here. There seems to be no doubt after the 2nd trimester (30-60 year olds) we just get happier and happier.
If you are in your Third Trimester, tell us how it is for you. Are you in fact, happier now than ever before? If you are approaching or are just entering the Third Trimester let us know your fears about aging and what you are doing to embrace it with positive attitudes rather than fear and trepidation. Upcoming blogs will speak to health issues sometimes encountered in this the Third Trimester, but first, it is important to know that well-being is NOT lost as we age. It just gets better and better.
Comments and questions are welcome.