Signs You Are Beginning to Get Old

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    Signs You Are Beginning to Get Old

    Old age has a way of sneaking up on you. It’s like you blink for a second and you are somehow middle-aged. Then you wake up one morning and realize you are entering into retirement. It may not seem like life happens in a flash when you are a kid, but once you become an adult, everything flies by. Here are a few signs that jump out at you and make you realize that you are aging quickly!

    Obituaries

    Who else reads the obituaries and goes straight to the person’s age to see if they were younger than you? Once you start reading articles in the paper or watching the news and realizing all of these people that are dying off are younger than you, it is a bit of a wake-up call.

    Everything Hurts in the Morning

    Back when you were younger, you could wake up in the morning and jump right out of bed. You were ready for the day to begin! Now as you are older, you go to climb out of bed in the AM and then you wonder how you managed to injure yourself while sleeping. How can you pull a muscle when all you are doing is lying in bed?

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Those days of needing a haircut every two weeks has now passed you by. When you were a teenager or even in your twenties, you used to spend serious money getting your hair cut and styled often. Now that you are older, you have much less hair on your head. It may have happened suddenly or might have crept up on you over a matter of years, but now the only thing you need to cut your hair is either a razor or an electric clipper since only the hair on the side of your head seems to be growing.

    Who Goes There?

    Eyesight continues to get worse as you age if you are like most people. Maybe back in the day you used to have eagle eyes and could spot things way off in the distance. But now, you could have a UFO landing in your backyard with aliens running around your house and you will not even be able to see it without your strong prescription glasses. In addition, you probably used to get excited about going on exotic vacations. Now you need to call up your family when you find the perfect eyeglasses. The times they are a-changin’!

    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.