Meeting Your Older You

Look to the future for just a moment.  If you were to meet your 80 year old self, what would he/she say to you? 

Would they be excited and grateful to you for taking such good care of your mind and body, that being 80 was a breeze and not the horror story that others are living?  

The other possibility is that you would be ducking for cover and wishing you had never asked how they were as you are flooded with their never ending list of illnesses, concerns, things they can’t do, regrets, and the beat goes on…..

It doesn’t matter where you are in your time line now,  so long as you are breathing you have an opportunity to make a change or two so that your future you is just that much happier and able.   What can you do today to make tomorrow better?

If you want to take it further, read the chapter on your future you in Reset Your Inner Clock when it is released early 2013. 

My Mum – Maybe my older self if I am lucky

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4 Responses to “Meeting Your Older You”
  1. Sally says:

    I visualize myself at 80 riding a horse on the Pacific Ocean beach maybe in California, Hawaii, etc. Lovely!
    Sally

  2. Bunker says:

    This is an incredible exercise. I realised that I need to smarten up a couple of aspects of my current lifestyle so that my future self is super fit and healthy.

  3. John says:

    Hi Ros,

    This is an interesting way of getting a person to look at their own behavior from an “outside” perspective. It’s all too easy to say “well, this is what I want right now, and I have no-one to answer to other than myself”.

    That’s not the truth though is it? We all have our older selves to answer to.

    Personally I am pretty happy with the choices I have made in my life over the years and I wouldn’t change many of them. But it’s good to have a reminder that the older we get, the more the choices we make compound, especially in areas like our health.

    John.

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