We all know that getting older isn’t always fun. But the good news is that getting older also isn’t always bad. When you’re younger, your body changes a lot more rapidly than it does as an adult, and so most people don’t notice much change until they’re in their forties. Sometimes, though, it can be easy to miss the signs of aging because they tend to happen gradually over time. Here are seven subtle signals that you might be growing old with grace (or at least without noticing).
You start to get a craving for weird foods.
Do you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with a craving for something that is decidedly not food? It could be a weird smell, or even an inanimate object. If it seems out of place for your age and lifestyle, you might want to check in with your doctor.
Cravings can be a sign of pregnancy or menopause, but they’re also common among elderly adults and people with eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia nervosa. They’re also tied to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder.
Your hair color changes.
As we get older, our hair color can change. This can be due to genetics, stress and diet. If you’re noticing that your hair is changing to a different color than it was when you were younger, it could be due to one of these factors.
Hair color changes are often associated with aging because as we age, our bodies undergo many changes which affect the internal processes of the body (such as hormone levels). One of these processes involves melanin production in the body which contributes significantly towards determining skin and hair coloration. As we age though, there is an increase in production of yellow/red pigment instead of black/brown pigment present in younger individuals’ bodies; this leads to lighter colored hair over time if not counteracted by other factors such as stress or diet (see below).
Your hearing changes.
- You start to have trouble hearing high-pitched sounds: You can still hear your kid’s voice, but you can’t hear the baby crying next door or the dog barking two streets away.
- You start to have trouble hearing soft sounds: A lot of people think this is really annoying, but it’s actually useful because they don’t want you to hear them talking about you behind your back!
- You start having troubles hearing people who talk too fast or mumble: And if you are the one who talks too fast and mumbles, then when someone points it out to you ask yourself “Is there something wrong with my mouth?” And then look in a mirror like right now so that when I say “a mirror” again later on in this sentence there will be less confusion between us as readers because mirrors are important symbols for self-reflection and introspection as well as communication between other people which brings us back around full circle towards mirrors again.”
You notice changes in your skin.
As you age, your skin will also change. It becomes dryer and thinner, which means that it can’t retain moisture as easily. This makes it more sensitive to the sun and other irritants. The first signs of aging are usually wrinkles—wrinkles that get deeper over time. Your skin’s pigmentation will also fade, meaning that your face may become more discolored than when you were younger (and especially if you’re prone to sun damage).
As far as acne goes: older people tend to develop adult acne later in life due to hormonal changes brought on by menopause or another illness such as diabetes or thyroid disease. Acne is common among teenagers but generally disappears by their 20s; however, older adults have been noted as having a greater prevalence of this condition than younger people do because their hormones are out of balance from either medication or aging itself
You start having more bizarre dreams.
Your dreams are the best way to understand your subconscious mind, and how it is developing. Dreams help you make sense of the world around you, by reflecting on past experiences and emotions within a safe environment. They also help you imagine possible futures that can be beneficial for your well-being.
It’s no secret that our dreams change as we get older—they become less frequent, but more bizarre in nature (according to studies). This might be because we spend more time sleeping as we age; therefore our brains have more time and space to process thoughts while asleep. As a result, these thoughts may turn into vivid nightmares rather than pleasant dreams.
You start missing the old days.
The world around you is constantly changing, and the older you get, the more aware of this fact you become. You start missing the way things used to be. The way everything was before it was gone. Before time took its toll on your life and all that came with it: friends, family members, and even possessions like books or furniture that have been replaced by newer versions over time.
The older we get, the more we realize how much our lives have changed since childhood. We look at old photographs and see how much has changed—the haircuts are different; clothes are different; technology has advanced so far beyond what we once had available to us!
You have trouble multitasking.
The myth of multitasking is often perpetuated as a way of getting more things done in less time. But it’s actually just task switching, and all it does is make you feel like you’re being productive when you aren’t.
You can’t really do two things at once—you have to switch between the tasks, which takes time and energy. And since your brain isn’t good at multitasking anyway (it actually gets worse with age), all this switching back and forth makes your cognitive function worse than if you’d worked on one thing at a time without switching.
This is definitely not an excuse to stop trying to be more efficient; but if you find yourself feeling like everything’s falling apart because of these constant switches, take heart: You’re probably just aging gracefully!
Getting older isn’t always fun, but it happens to the best of us.
The first thing to realize is that getting older is not fun. You will not like it, and you will feel sad about it, but there are many things you can do to make this process easier on yourself. The second thing to realize is that getting older is normal, even though it doesn’t feel like it right now.
The third thing to realize? As long as you’re alive and breathing, there’s no such thing as “too old.” I’ve seen people in their 90s who were just hitting their stride at life—and they were doing so without any regrets! Now that’s what I call wisdom!
Getting older is a strange experience because it happens so gradually that it’s sometimes hard to tell what’s changed. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of the most common signs you’re getting older to help you know what to look out for. As always, if you ever need a reminder on how great life can be at any age, just keep reading our blog! Happy aging!