Celebrating 40 years of life
December 22, 2011 8:20am CST
They say that life begins at forty. I heard many people saying it. How can that happen when a person is already forty? What aspects that are considered that it is just starting.? For me it is already the time of experiencing mid-life transition...a time to have the check and balance of how have one lived his life for the past forty years. For those who passed forty yeas of life, what can you advise for those who have just turned forty? i only experienced some uneasiness, insomnia,and low energy level. I get tired easily. Please advise.
22 Dec 11
You are experiencing physical and mental manifestation of getting old already. But being at 40's doesn't necessarily means it is normal for you to experience uneasiness and weakness. Yes, we cannot stop the process of aging but I do believe we can retard or delay the manifestation of it.Stay active as much as you can. Less activity will leads to muscle atrophy and weakness. You don't need to go to the gym, house hold chores and brisk walking is enough to keep you in shape. Have a proper diet,water and vitamins. And relax your mind. Leave all behind the unnecessary baggage you have from past. You can live and enjoy life to the fullest! Just try those simple steps.
24 Dec 11
Thank you for your sound advices michele. I will try to do some of it. Maybe one of the reasons why i got restless was that I have plenty of things to do and i lack time to do it before my set schedule to finish. I know this does not help :-D but I cannot avoid it. Maybe i Just have to slow down a bit and take things easy without any rush because it adds to my anxious state.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
22 Dec 11
That would be a generalisation on your progress through life..You're a child,you grow,you learn,you become an adult,you Marry,Have a Family..then the children go through the same process,go off and marry and the process starts over.. If You Married at 20,by age 40 the Children are old enough to marry themselves,and leave home..Leaving you with new horizons..so,Your life is beginning (again) at 40..
15 Mar 12
I only based it from psychology books.:-)Of course, i believe that each one has each own process and is entirely different from the other. Maybe if i got married at the age of 20, you will be right.:-) but the thing is I'm still single til this time.so i won't experience children leaving me but i will be experiencing maybe loneliness, i hope not. Life i think keeps on changing and we keep on adjusting on what are our realities are. We can only look back at how have we lived it because we can't turn back the time but try to correct what we will have in the future.:-)
23 Dec 11
Don't fret about your getting 40 already my friend. Just go on with life , as if you are still in your 30's. Do not associate those things to being 40, but try to combat those feelings. With your insomnia, try consulting a doctor, because it's what's giving you the low energy level and tiredness. If you have enough sleep , eat healthily and always on the go , you will not feel them specially your being 40 already.
22 Dec 11
God bless yu turned 40. I am only 19,nd i feel life is all about only success and failure. for me...can yu plzz telll me yur life frm yur younger age till yu turned 40... it vil b hopefully a pleasure to hear it frm yur side to a younger guy lik me who is goin to see the real world....
23 Dec 11
Nineteen is still very young. Life is about loving and living. It depends how you make your life. When I was a teenager at your age, I enjoyed my college life. I can say that it was one of the best years of my life because I was allowed to go wherever I go with just reminder to be responsible with the given freedom. I did not abuse it.I was full of idealism, adventurous and explorative. My mother just allow me to be what I am.Since I was only third yr college, I still seek the advice and guidance of the significant people in my life. I think what really made me happy about passing that stage was , they have trusted me. So much that whenever I ask permission they will just say enjoy and be safe. :-) that was cool.:-) With that trust I learned to be independent and responsible. thirties, its like a proving stage that I think is normal to any person. Reaching this age, it is like an evaluation of how I have lived my first 20 years of my life. I graduated in college at the age of 20 only .:-)
22 Dec 11
I too reached 40 years old in 2011. I did not go to college right out of high school and had always wanted to. In 2005, at the age of 36, I went to college. J have since received 2 degrees and am currently working on achieving another. At age 40, I feel the best days of my life are still ahead. School, my family and friends create the positive feelings. At 40, I do not feel a mid-life crisis or re-evaluation, I feel more like take today for what it is, feel blessed to have reached this day, and ask to be blessed for many more. Diet, attitude, and relaxing are great ways to ease the insomnia, uneasiness and energy. Take account everything in your life and see if there is anything you can remove, change or work on keeping.
22 Dec 11
Should I assume you are talking specifically about women or even men? Because as a male, I hardly noticed or became aware when I crossed that threshold, if that is one. Except that close friends used light hearted banter naughty forty. One reason I can guess for people saying life begins at forty could be that for all those 39+ years, one experienced all phases of an active life and armed with that experience one starts living a meaningful life. Not sure.
22 Dec 11
I think it after 45. After reaching about that age, one get more clear view about life. One can use experience and knowledge of past time to handle matters of life, in a matured attitude. It is the apt time to start "Yoga", meditation etc as our mind is more controllable. If we do "Yoga", meditation etc our life would get an order, which include taking proper diet too. All these would bring a healthy mind and body to persons.