7 daily habits that show that you are still young at heart

It’s a fact: the world is obsessed with youth.

Music, movies, fashion, food, and almost everything else is aimed at young people, while anyone who even reaches middle age is quickly pushed out of pop culture.

Well, that could actually be a good thing.

Older people have experiences and wisdom. They have their preferences and are not so easily carried away by all the new trends that come their way.

But who wants to become an old fool at the same time?

So is it possible to gain wisdom, sagacity, and maturity while still being authentically young at heart?

I sure hope so, because I’m one of those people who creeps up on middle age too!

If you think you’re someone whose body is aging but you’re still young inside, here are seven daily habits that show you’re still a young person at heart.

1) Have fun

Charles Dickens wrote: “To a young heart, everything is fun.”

I think he missed a comma, but got the point.

If you’re not having a little fun every day of your life, you’re definitely missing out.

And don’t tell me it’s fun to do your taxes correctly or complete reports.

You confuse things that give you a sense of satisfaction and even pleasure with the youthful idea of ​​fun.

When we are young, we all know what fun is. It means doing something that is exciting, stimulating, enjoyable and entertaining all at the same time.

We have such exuberance and joy in our lives when we are young that we can appreciate activities and play in a way that many adults seem unable to do.

We joke, laugh, play games, play tricks and generally romp around the world, no matter what else is going on or how tough it is. But as adults, many of us are weighed down by the enormous pressures that life can put on us.

Some of us actually lose the ability to have fun, but many others do not.

We know that games, jokes and silence are essential to truly enjoy life and keep us young at heart.

2) Feeling grateful

If you practice gratitude every day, you probably have a much younger heart and lighter soul than most.

Most children do not practice gratitude. Instead, they experience it every day because they feel excited and happy to just be alive.

But adults often have to look for the silver linings that keep them from feeling buried in dark clouds.

Franz Kafka may be known for creating nightmarish scenes, but he still had something great to say about staying young at heart. “Anyone who retains the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

This should be a lesson to all of us that no matter how old we get, our ability to see beauty and goodness in the world can keep us young.

So if you take the time to practice gratitude every day by focusing on the things that make your life great, your heart will stay young forever.

3) Moving

Your body, I mean. Not your house. That would be too much work to do every day!

But moving your body, getting physical, and getting pumped can help you feel young and invigorated.

Children don’t need to be told to dance, laugh and play. At least, before tablets and smartphones they didn’t!

They naturally have so much energy that they can barely sit still, so they whiz around, jumping, tumbling, hopping, scrambling, climbing and crawling their way through the world.

Why do we become so motionless as we get older?

Many people claim that our muscles and joints become stiffer, making it more difficult and less pleasant to get up and move. But exercise is lotion, baby!

The more you exercise, the loser you become, so that’s really just a trap that people have fallen into.

I think we’re taught to sit still in school because it’s one of the few ways poor teachers can actually get us to pay attention. But then this sedentary lifestyle takes hold, and we crash on the couch, hunch over our desks, and generally find ourselves in the same position for large parts of the day.

I’m a writer – I know.

But if you can understand it execrise into your daily schedule you will feel a lot better and maybe younger too.

Go for a morning jog. Misuse. Swimming. Dance. Climb a tree.

All these activities get your blood pumping, which is good for your body and brain. But they will also remind you how great and wonderful it is that you can move whenever you want.

4) Try new things

From the moment we are born, every day is filled with new objects to feel and new experiences to encounter.

They hear new words, taste new flavors, see new sights, smell new (not always pleasant) scents, and stick their fingers in just about everything to feel new textures.

A child’s world is a veritable cornucopia of new sensations to learn about.

As anyone who has children knows, you can also experience this all over again through the eyes of your child, giving you a much-needed injection of youth into your life.

But what happens to adults?

We fall into patterns, and instead of always trying new things, we focus on our preferences and stick to our routines. We even convince ourselves that we have “seen it all,” which is actually a very cruel lie.

The fact is that there is so much to experience in the world that we could never get through it all in a thousand lifetimes.

Those of us who don’t stop trying new things and seeking new experiences can maintain that youthful joy throughout our lives.

5) Learning

When you think about the characteristics that define children, I’m willing to bet that curiosity makes it into your top ten.

Like most animals, our brains are programmed to be curious so we can learn new things to help us survive this crazy thing called life.

But unlike other animals, our brains are incredible and our ability to learn and grow far surpasses any other species on Earth.

Except maybe dolphins. They could secretly be much smarter than us.

So children not only try out new things, but also want to learn everything. They ask, “What is that?” and as soon as they begin to understand the material world well, they begin to ask questions about metaphysics with that irrepressible “Why?”

They also force themselves to learn things like riding a bike or using chopsticks just because it’s a challenge and it’s fun to master things.

And you?

Will you step our of your comfort zone and try to learn new things every day? Do you have a lot of curiosity without bottom?

If so, it shows that you are still a young person at heart, no matter how old you are.

6) Create

If you’ve ever watched a two-year-old play with clay, you’ve seen firsthand the power of creativity.

If you’re lucky, you’ll see the moment when that child realizes he can make something that actually looks like something, just with the strength of his two little hands!

This is an incredible experience, and it’s something that very few other animals do. Certainly, no one has our ability to build and create.

Once children realize that they can make changes in the world, even as little ones, like rolling a lump of clay into the shape of a snake, they become addicted to it.

Young people are always making new things or putting their stamp on the things they find. This explains so much about art and music, but also fashion and graffiti.

But as we get older, some of us begin to suppress our creative impulses. We may feel like the effects of our creativity are negligible, and that keeps many of us from caring about it.

But if you look at people who are young at heart, you will see that they do not stop.

They can continue writing songs, painting pictures, cooking delicious meals, and growing incredible gardens, not because they are trying to win prizes, but because they are connecting with the incredible power of creation.

7) Dreaming

You know someone whose heart is old and dusty, when you know that he or she has no dreams.

Dreaming is such a youthful thing to do. It hopes that something will exist in the future that will make that future bright.

Many people will call themselves realists and say that dreams are for children, and they may be right. But giving up on your dreams is probably the fastest way to grow old that I can think of.


Having fun, feeling gratitude, exercising, trying new things, learning, creating and dreaming are seven daily habits that show that you are still young at heart.

If you have them, no matter how old your body gets, your heart will never grow old!

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