A youth is defined by the National Youth Council as someone between the ages of 15 and 35. Although being a youth is limited by age, there are no barriers to being youthful. You can be youthful regardless of your age if you have characteristics that embody a young person. Quick-witted, high energy levels and passionate are just some of the many characteristics of young people. Out of the many, which characteristics are important to you and how do you plan to achieve it even when you become 50?
I think one aspect which contributes to being youthful is your appearance. You wouldn’t want to feel like a 30-year-old but look like you’re 50, right? Although you are not defined by your looks, we can’t deny that it contributes to your persona. For a start, you can upkeep yourself by regularly going for facials to target your skin concerns. If you want to up your game, you can try non-invasive and painless treatments to keep the wrinkles and crow’s feet at bay. That’s the secret to looking like you have not aged a day past 25!
However, there’s more to being youthful than just your appearance. Henry Ford said it best when he said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty”. It is the passion for learning that will challenge and keep your mind active. In my books, youth is strongly correlated to the process of learning. It can be difficult to find things to learn as we get older but that doesn’t mean it is impossible. For Singaporeans above 25, there will be $500 skills future credit for them to spend on upskill themselves. Learning does not have necessarily have to occur on a big scale. Even learning a new recipe for dinner would work.
Keeping your mind young is an important step to stay youthful, but definitely don’t forget your skin as well.