Start the New Year in a Youthful Spirit

December 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

As 2012 comes to an end, it is important to rekindle your positive attitude and outlook on life for the upcoming year. Al Weatherhead from gives great advice on how to stay young at heart and mind to maximize your life. We thought this would be great inspiration as 2013 approaches!

He begins by stating the importance of remembering this absolute truth: Age is a state of mind.

He continues by taking us through his personal journey of terrible arthritis, serious heart disease and major depression,  as well as the challenges of being a recovering alcoholic. Today, at the age of 84, Al is married to the woman of his dreams, a proud father and grandfather, CEO of a multi-million dollar company and philanthropist.

He is the first to admit it took work and self -harnessing power to get to where he is today, but he is confident in these three rules on how to stay young at heart and withstand adversity that may be thrown your way.

Rule #1: Attitude and the mind: The power of positive imagery

The number one factor to maintaining your youth is to develop a youthful perspective to keep a positive mindset. You will go a long way toward overcoming adversities and past struggles when you avail yourself of the power of positive thinking. This is great advice entering a new year because of new beginnings and chances for a fresh start.

Staying young is all about choice, so choose to be young!

Rule #2 Meditation: The art of letting goSenior Woman Doing Yoga In Park

Once a positive mindset is created, meditating is a great way to sustain it. Because our heads are filled with endless thoughts and to-do lists, mental stress becomes extremely strenuous and eventually leads to quicker aging. Meditating is a form of exercise that can be done almost anywhere and can be practiced by almost anyone. Browse the internet for different meditation techniques and find one that fits your needs best!

Rule #3 Communication: Articulating the speech of the heart

A youthful goal to keep in mind is to articulate thoughts and feelings- allowing us to revitalize our spirits, reconnect with others, and ultimately replenish our youth.  

Communicating to the people in our lives can do wonders to our youthfulness. Reaching out to others and accepting their reaching out will go a long way and contribute to the power of positive imagery from rule #1.



So there you have it- some inspiring rules to live by. Think of these while setting your New Year’s resolutions and aim for a youthful 2013!




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