Ten Basic Steps to Stay Young

When I opened my Facebook this morning, this very interesting post of a friend greeted me and took some minutes of my time to read it. She listed ten simple, relevant and expense-free  ways of staying young. Very interesting, indeed! I thought it’s worth sharing here in my blog and so I asked her permission to let me share those tips. Fortunately, she gave me a go signal and here it goes.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them’

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

So, who needs the fountain of youth when we can have these basic and simple steps to stay young and happy?

Thank you very much Ate Nancy Notoy Guigue for allowing me to share these thoughts with the world.

Disclaimer: I do not claim ownership of these words of wisdom I am posting here. The credit belongs to its rightful owner.  


About enzo

A teacher by profession who makes reading as his past time. He has been addicted to facebooking until he decided to make worthy of his time by writing blogs.
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3 Responses to Ten Basic Steps to Stay Young

  1. anncash16 says:

    Wow, this is so cool tips. I agree we must be happy to simple things, this can make us young and stress free.

  2. Sunshine says:

    A simply charming list . . . hehe! I love it! 🙂

  3. I especially like the quote – it is all about what we do with the time…

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