Imagine you live to be 100! What will you need to be able to do to fend for yourself?
You have no family to help you; it is just you, and you are alone. What is your state of health? Where do you live? Are you up on the latest technology? What is your quality of life? Who do you talk to? Where do you go? How do you order your food?
Whatever state you are in will (in part) depend on what you are doing to maintain your body now. So, are you looking after yourself? If you keep on your current trajectory, what weight will you be? What will your level of mobility be like? Are you respectful of the amount of time you spend looking at a screen? Are you gradually turning the sound levels on your audio devices up or down? Who makes up your social network?
Right now (except for those who are there already) you are making your way to 100, one day at a time, so what positive action are you taking now?
Captain Tom Moore raised over £32,000,000 for the NHS, in the week he entered his 100th year. He was able to do so because he was gutsy and determined to make a positive contribution. His aim initially was to raise a modest £1000; his result far surpassed his expectation.
His health and positive mental attitude made all the difference as well as the love and support of an amazing family.
Together We’re Stronger
But who supports those who have no one? It is something we all need to pay attention to. Life is precious, and time moves quickly; so how are you shaping the future with what you are doing now? The action or non-action you take every day matters.
Apart from revealing the appalling state of our health services, what 2020 has brought to our attention is a need to plan for the future. Ambling, though, on a daily basis without a long-term goal in mind is a waste of time, space and resources.
Imagine you are 100 years old: how do you want your life to be? What are you doing to create that life now?
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