Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Secret to Not Getting Old

"In Okinawa, they don't have a word for "retirement." They talk about ikigai, which means "why I wake up in the morning." People think of themselves as being useful into their 90's and even 100's. In Costa Rica, the phrase is plan devida or life plan. In blue zones, the older you get, the more revered you are." quoted from Dan Buettner, Filmmaker and interviewed by Hugh Delehanty of AARP Magazine

The secret to not getting old and having better health is having a reason to get up every morning. Of course, eating healthier, practicing some form of exercise, and socializing all help to slow down the aging process, but without a reason to get up in the morning, all we're doing is existing. So take a moment and start thinking about the things that fuel your soul -- is it gardening, volunteering with animals, or writing your autobiography?

Mary Lou Kersey, SRES®
Real Estate Advisor

ENGEL & VÖLKERS Golden Isles
Engel & Völkers U.S. Holdings, Inc.
100 Redfern Village
Saint Simons, GA  31522
Phone: +1 912 509 2040