Why does it seem that some people just don’t age as fast as others? Maybe you could have sworn that the girl at the hostel you met overseas was 22 years old until you discovered that she was nearing her 33rd birthday. Or you might have assumed that the young artist at his exhibition that you visited is actually not a young artist at all but he’s five years older than you? There seems to be some kind of pattern for people who live more carefree and youthfully that appear to all age very well.
As we become adults from our childhood and youth, we tend to take on a lot of stresses and responsibilities. What if there was a way that we could remove these avoidable stresses, act youthfully as though we are young and it would make us age slower?
Some people are just plain lucky and age slower than others, but could living a youthful life, removing stresses and acting carefree impact the speed at which we age? We asked Dr Jo Mitchell, a Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder of The Mindroom, which is a health, wellbeing, and performance psychology community that focuses on mindfulness and wellbeing science to help people live a healthy and fulfilling life.