6 Things That Happen When You Turn 40 …. Oh No!

Losing youth sounds like a terrible idea when the whole world around you tirelessly focuses on staying young and beautiful. You either dream of staying young forever, or get old with silver hair and thick glasses to wear. But no one prepares you for middle age. You are more prone to being confused, stuck, your body acts weird, and the list goes on. Here is an article with six important things that you can’t do anymore as you hit 40:

1. You Can No Longer Quit Bread For A Day And Lose Weight

Bottom line, your body loves being fat and happy at 40. At this age, you can eat only a handful of fries and gain three pounds by next week. Love your body when you’re young, as after you hit the middle age, it doesn’t care how good it looks. Save those yoga pants and stretched out t-shirts for later. Dress-up and wear everything you want to as long as it looks good on you. After a point, you can’t bask in the sun in a beach wearing a bikini.

2. You Get A Decent Handle On Yourself

By now, you know what you want, what kind of person you are, and what you don’t like. You don’t care much about how you want to live, because you know that you’re already doing it well. You don’t care about judgments, and you don’t care if a lot of people dislike you. You like to live your life on your terms.

3. Your Brain Acts Weird

A thing common with you and a lot there people out there in their 20s, your inability to remember directions. There are times when you forget why you walked into a room, and it’s completely fine. You can no longer remember things as you used to. Your brain has done its job well in youth. It’s okay if you don’t remember everything. You can keep a journal to plan your days and important tasks to be on the safer side.

4. You Quit Caring

You don’t care what people are going to talk about you, or their opinion about things that you do. You like to do things your way, and quit caring what people think about your career, your job, your house, your cutlery and dishes, your clothes, and so on. You develop a resiliency over things. You don’t let your friends and acquaintances influence you into do things according to their like.

5. Your Face Turns Into A Piece Of Art

Those fine lines and sagging skin that you see on your face, are signs of graceful ageing. Accept your age and signs that it shows on your body. You have lived and survived 40 years of a tough life, and these signs are a trophy you should be proud of.

6. You Realize Importance Of Things

You start realizing what’s more important to you in your life. Your children, your husband or wife, or the career that you created for yourself after slogging every day. Your world can have anything you want, and your world is beautiful. You start paying more attention to your health, your skin, exercise, and other things that need your attention.

One Comment on “6 Things That Happen When You Turn 40 …. Oh No!

  1. Peter I’m sorry, but your perspective is pretty shallow. Mine was too. I’m 57 and I do not have children because the woman I promised to love when my star was rising, only married me to beat her sister down the isle, have her Dad give her away, and hoped her old boyfriend would stop the wedding. I can’t make this up. I did remarry 15 years later to the best woman I never imagined when I was 45. But I was only lucky enough to find her because I tossed the image of the successful independent woman that stepped out of Cosmo, for a church music director and organist.

    By then I had a 40″ waist, and tags on my eyelids. We both made little, but she took a risk on me, leaving a superior church position. I was very glad to have her for this only child had just lost his parents. When her parents moved in with us 5 years ago I became unemployed and cared for her Dad who passed last April 8th. Now I am just happy to have dishes, a home and a15 year old car, because only she is still employed. My friends write about kids, grand kids and great grand kids. Some write about incredible vacations, and I am happy to just pay for the bill at a restaurant. I no longer have a 401K because it has been slowly depleted to make ends meet. I admit the world with nice houses, kids in college, and friends who shop at boutiques still bother me. I do still care but I have learned it us not what is important. I do have diabetes so I eat what I like in moderation. Each day I wake up I look in the mirror at a man I thought I knew. I thought once, my ideas where all so clear. When you tell God your plans, you fill Heaven with laughter. Then comes the aches and pains and Arthur Rightis.

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