I got an email from a 24 year-old recent college grad, and she passed on a quote from Henry David Thoreau that she tells all people who worry about aging: "None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm." True dat, sister!
So here’s my own personal stay-young prescription: Always make time for the people who really matter (my friends and family) because life wouldn’t be much fun without them. See as much of the world as I possibly can—it’s like a playground that God put here for us to explore. Never let a day go by without laughing, or telling someone, “I love you,” or saying thank you (because, no matter how bad it gets, there’s always something to be grateful for).
Oh, and when I’m having one of those days where I feel like I’m going to lose it, I just say f#*% it and either do something fun or go for a run—it’s better to distract myself than dwell on things I can’t change.