Life is too short. It’s something we hear a lot of. Many people are all for living in the here and now. Concentrating on what is happening for them each day. Be that in work life or at home. It’s hard sometimes to remember that as each day goes by we are getting older. Before we know it, the retirement age will hit us. Then what? This is why it can be worth spending some time in the present to consider your future. Many people forget the fundamental facts of what is to come and what they may need. So I thought it would be a great time to share with you some of those things. Maybe giving you time today to think about your tomorrow and beyond.
Your general health deteriorates
Lets face it! At some point in the future, our health will deteriorate in some way. I admit some are worse than others. Our general health is so important for everyday functioning. Even things like walking to the shops or eating a big meal we can take for granted. While we have no idea what the future holds when it comes to our health, we can think about the choices we make today that could have an effect on the future. Things like drinking excessively and smoking. Even indulging in an unhealthy diet and not taking care of ourselves. Both physically and mentally. Making good decisions could have a positive impact on our future self. Remember that.
Don’t take your hearing or sight for granted
One of the biggest things we do is take our senses for granted. More specifically our sight and hearing. Have you ever considered what life would be like without seeing things or hearing sounds? As you get older, some of these senses deteriorate. Thankfully with glasses and things like hearing aids we are in a great position to prolong those things. Thinking back to the first hearing aids we are very fortunate to be living in a society where technologies like this are advancing all the time. All to help with our quality of life in the future.
The aging process can affect the way you look
It’s a sad fact, but as each year passes we get older and with that our looks can change. We can develop wrinkles and dark spots on the skin. Our skin can lose its elasticity causing elbows and knees. While this is all a natural progression, there are things we can do to prolong the aging process when it comes to our looks. Like protecting our skin from sun damage and having a consistent skin care routine. They are just two of the ways you can do it.
What about your finances?
Right now life may be good. You do your job, you earn your money, and you pay for things. Be that bills or luxuries. But what about your finances when you no longer have a job? Many people forget to prepare for this stage of their lives. This is why saving and investing now can be lucrative to your lifestyle in the future. Enabling you to enjoy those retirement years ticking off items on your bucket list.
I hope this has inspired you to think more about your life in the future, both health wise and financially.