I hate taking showers now.
Not because I am an unhygienic bastard. Au contraire…I can’t stand going for more than 9 hours without a fresh wash down. It’s just that looking at my wet hair makes me feel like shit. It’s thinning. It has been for a few years now. It’s a good job the 90’s are finished and unlikely to return, because if I had to grow a ‘curtains’ hairstyle now, I’d be more screwed than Keanu Reeves’ employment prospects.
If you, too, are starting to feel old, check out this list from Health.com. According to them, if you do the four things on this list you’ll actually FEEL a lot younger than you are.
1.) Go to Bed Earlier. Obviously, more sleep equals more energy. But you have to make it a habit. Getting eight hours of sleep doesn’t make a huge difference if you go right back to getting SIX hours the next night.
And since you probably can’t wake up any later than you already do, going to bed earlier is the only way to make sure you’re always rested.
After six straight weeks of getting eight hours a night, you’ll have more energy, and the dark circles under your eyes will start to fade. Of course, this pointer obviously assumes that you are unemployed, and the most pressing engagement you have these days, is to make sure you can score 9 kills on Grand Theft Auto before cornflakes. None of the rest of us in gainful employment have this kind of time.
2.) When You Exercise, Focus More on Your Lower Body and Your Core. Men in particular tend to concentrate on upper-body workouts, which are fine.
But if you’re feeling old, try doing more lower-body exercises, like squats, lunges, calf-raises, or just good ol’ running.
Stronger legs and a stronger core will make you feel lighter on your feet.
3.) Break Out of Your Routine. Even if you eat right and exercise every day, you’ll start feeling old if you don’t mix things up a little.
According to Caroline Adams Miller, author of the book “Creating Your Best Life“;
“The brain craves novelty. To feel younger, you have to stimulate it with new associations and new things.”
And those things can be small, like getting your morning cup of coffee from a different place than usual, or trying a new route to work.
4.) Listen to an Album You Loved 20 Years Ago. Researchers at Harvard University found that when they exposed people to movies, music, and memorabilia from their youth, they were happier and experienced fewer health issues.
Some of them even saw improvements in their vision and memory. Time to dig out my old 12 inches from Dead Or Alive and The Shamen.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to feel more alive, and energetic. Alternative things you might try, to ensure you stay focused and on your toes;
Rip off your cocaine dealer.
Drive a car into a shop window.
Call a known gang boss and call him a “maricon”