The Positive Side of Aging

I’m a licensed professional therapist in Charleston, South Carolina, and would like to offer my insight on the positive side of aging.

Positive way aging has impacted my life

I’ve noticed positivity in aging when reflecting on the amount of wisdom one has gained through their life experience. The more life experiences I’ve had, the more I feel comfortable and confident in similar situations. I’ve learned to be more of a minimalist, enjoy my own company, and focus more on developing healthy relationships. Specifically, I’ve learned that “my” time is valuable, and I don’t always have to give it to everyone.

Aging is a negative thing

No, I’ve always had a positive outlook, as I’ve always looked forward to establishing a career and accomplishing my life goals which have required that I age. However, I will say that social media has made me question my physical appearance more and more. Filters that make you look flawless and this culture that focuses on appearing perfect can make it more challenging to appreciate the aging process.

Aging surprises

You become surer of yourself. It’s less scary to speak up and it’s easier to voice your opinion. I can scan a room and predict outcomes and/or predict how certain people will behave. You learn not to care about what happens when you can prepare yourself more easily which means you’re spending less time worrying about what other people think or how things will work out.

Aging between differences men and women

Yes, I believe so. As a therapist, too often do I witness older men leaving their wives for younger women. Women have a societal standard to always look young. Men experience societal expectations as well but it appears to be more focused on attaining career and financial success. Women have more pressure to physically appear youthful even if they are financially successful.

Conclusion

I hope you find this helpful. You can learn more about me by visiting my about page.

Written by Kasia Ciszewski LPC on

Kasia is a licensed professional counselor servicing the Charleston area. She helps individuals heal, better understand their emotions, energize & become more aware of their inner strength. She specializes in helping teens, adults and seniors and has been able to regularly achieve impressive results for her clients throughout South Carolina. Instagram Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin

4 thoughts on “The Positive Side of Aging”

  1. I’m not against aging. I’m actually enjoying my senior years, but the amount of work and sacrifices made to get to where I am today came with a price. Yes, I can eliminate those who’s opinions mean nothing. I can be happy in my solitude, but only if I’ve trained my mind and prepared myself. Aging is hoping your family is around you, your health allows you to “age with grace” and you have the accumulated wealth to enjoy yourself. It’s a part of living and instead of cosplay, embrace it. So many people complain about getting old and simply wither away. Be bold, be free, be mindful.

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