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Originally posted by Stop-loss!
Does anyone feel like they are getting older then usual and if so what do you think is causing it?
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
reply to post by Stop-loss!
This feeling you are experiencing is probably related to your circumstances, don't you think? I know you will be coming home soon, and as soon as you get in some cool jeans and shirts, among family and friends and are able to start taking care of yourself again, I suggest this feeling will pass.
The huge amount of stress you have been under for so long, is undoubtedly creating much of this, and taking it's toll. You have been living under extrodinary circumstances. No 25 year old should be subjected to the things you have.
Not to say your experience hasn't changed you in some ways forever, I'm sure it has. But there are parts of your youth that will be recovered when you get back home. It might take some time. Be prepared. But before long you will be giggling over a beer with friends, as well you should.
Originally posted by expat2368
I am 62, I feel better and just as young now as when I was your age. Then, I was sure I would never live to see the year 2000.
I am totally convinced that part of the reason I feel better is that I moved here in 2004. Just by accident I moved to Moldova.. immediately lost 25 pounds, could not figure out why. Thought maybe I was dying of something but I was feeling lots better. Then I found out that Moldova does not allow ANY preservatives of any kind to be put in any food products. Soft drinks are sweetened with real sugar. They do not allow High Fructose Corn syrup in anything. I used to laugh at the "natural food freaks", I laugh no more. They are absolutely spot on.
My friends and classmates in the states are dying off like flies and I can run 16 flights of steps to my office when the elevator is off on the weekend.
I also think a lot of feeling "OLD" is a state of mind. My friends here are all your age, quite by accident just because the people here my age only speak Russian and my Russian is just barely passable. So everyone I am around including my wife who is a year younger than you speak English.
It is simply a matter of state of mind and what you eat as far as I can see.
Originally posted by AccessDenied
When I was 25 ,I felt like I was 40...
Now as I approach 40, I feel like Iam 25.
The difference is my life circumstances, and the change in my attitude.
Age is really a number, and yes you are as young or old as you feel.
Your thoughts play more of a part than anything on your physical health and well being.
I have known 20 year olds with grey hair...and those 50+ with nary one..
Life dictates events that may come your way and influence things, but it's all in how your thought process works that will make you feel older or younger.