Yes, we already know that growing older means you’ve accumulated a good deal of wisdom and entertaining stories. Also, women are staying younger longer, both inside and out, thanks to an increased awareness in taking care of our health (as well as the modern technology taking place at department store cosmetic counters), we are staying younger in outer appearance, inner health, and overall attitude
However, on the flip side, there’s a downside, too. What are the most annoying things about getting older?
Losing Attractiveness/Becoming “Invisible”
Women are always, unfortunately, more concerned about whether they appear old. Remember that you can’t control others’ views, but you can do a lot to stave off the infirmary and cultivate an inner beauty that transcends the outer packaging. Get enough sleep, reform your diet, exercise, laugh, stay engaged with the world. “You’re as young as you feel” may be a cliché, but it’s true.
Fear of being lonely
By the time you age, most of the people lose their spouse’s significant others and their children have left their nest to make a life of their own. Know that even if you have fewer overall connections as you get older, they gain intimacy and importance — and that’s true for both women and men
Dealing with illness financially and emotionally.
The cost of health care can easily eat up the income of those on a fixed budget. Illness is scary and forces us to deal with uncertainty, a lack of control, surrendering to doctors, and the reality that life is finite. Being positive all of the time when dealing with illness is unrealistic. In fact, being excessively upbeat is sometimes linked with the denial of illness. Finding a balance between acting falsely buoyant and feelings of despair. Being hopeful is reasonable. Complete disavowal of negative information about illness can be problematic; cautious optimism is often ideal.
Becoming less independent.
You become more dependent on people to help you with self-care, and they are not always happy about it, and except for the wealthy senior care centers can quickly empty a bank account.
You can’t remember you put the keys or the remote?
It’s normal to forget things from time to time, and it’s normal to become somewhat more forgetful as you age. Some of these memory flaws become more pronounced with age, but — unless they are extreme and persistent — they are not considered indicators of Alzheimer’s or other memory-impairing illnesses.
Celebrity magazines are filled with pretty strangers.
Haven’t heard who Ryan Gosling is? How about Adele? rings any bells? (Also: You could have given birth to the Sexiest Man Alive, so you feel a little guilty even looking.)
Having to buy a pill organizer.
You get your first offer letter from the AARP.
Your metabolism slows down.
Weight gain becomes a newfound horror. You no longer can eat a lot while still maintaining your shape, and these are the days when you highly miss puberty.
Money management becomes really, really important.
A few regrets…
Looking back and realizing how much time, love and life you have wasted. Wishing you had been wiser and kinder not only to others but to yourself.
You spend more time in hospitals.
You’ll trade in patronizing the cool downtown bars with hospital visits. As people age, they have more chronic diseases. The average number is three illnesses for people over 65. You’ll give up the wine and beer for poly-medications. Grandma would have told you to stop eating so much fast food and start eating more leafy greens, vegetables, and fruit.
You snore more as you get older.
No, you’re not imagining things. Your partner’s snoring probably has gotten worse over the years. As we get older, we put on weight. The pattern of weight gain changes and we often gain weight around the neck, so the throat space becomes narrower.
Hey, but not all is annoying. Check here 5 reasons to love being over 50!