Judith contributes this advice — think positively! — if you want to get on track for a happy, healthy old age. I couldn’t agree more. A positive attitude makes all the difference when age-related changes creep into our life. It also opens up opportunities and delights that are denied to someone looking on the dark side. Seeing the positive side is something we can train our brains to do, for instance with a gratitude diary. We do need training, because it’s natural for our minds to focus on problems and difficulties.
Q. Imagine a younger person telling you they want to achieve a happy, healthy old age. Give your very best tip, in 30 words or fewer.
A. Think positively. Recognise and act on the opportunities which age can bring.
Q. Why did you choose to share that particular tip?
A. Because I hear so much negative thoughts and comments about old age and I do not intend to buy into them
Q. Did you follow any advice that you were given about achieving a happy, healthy old age?
A. Yes. Perhaps because I looked for the positive advice
Q. How old are you?