12 Unavoidable Signs You’re Getting Older

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It’s inevitable. Growing older is part of life, no matter how hard you may try to deny it!

The signs that come along with age can be a drag.

You start to feel yourself slowing down or maybe it’s wrinkles that begin to show?

How do you know if your body and mind are giving away your true age?

Here are 12 unavoidable signs of aging everyone experiences, which will leave you wishing for the days when youth reigned supreme.

#1. New Technology Overwhelms You

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Technology is ever changing and when you get to the point where you are clueless how it works or can’t keep up with what is new, it is a clear sign you are getting old.

This is usually due to not being in the workforce any longer and not getting exposed as much.

#2. Can’t Eat The Same Foods

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As you age, you might not be able to eat certain foods because it gives you heartburn.

Or you find you have to drink your coffee earlier in the day, otherwise the caffeine keeps you awake at night.

#3. Worried About Hurting Yourself When You Do Anything

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Children and young adults tend to think of themselves as indestructible.

Even when this is tested out, most bounce back from their injuries relatively quickly.

But one lesson you quickly learn as you get older is that the more mileage your body has on it, the easier it is to get hurt.

Many talk about how their first lesson in the fact that they were getting older was dealing with a hurt knee that didn’t quite heal or lower back pain.

Now, many regularly remind themselves to be careful whenever they do anything that could hurt them.

This might be quite a shock the first time, especially if you don’t think you’re that old.

#4. Celebrities Are Starting to Look Older… Much Older

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Our favorite celebrities are people who we grow up with.

We keep tabs on them as they continue to release new art. Of course, them growing up means us growing up too.

Some people described how they’ve seen some of their favorite celebrities pop up lately, only to realize that these celebs are looking substantially older.

Then, they look at themselves in the mirror to see that age is also showing up in their faces!

#5. New Music Becomes Unrecognizable (And Yours Becomes Classic)

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Music changes and evolves. This is the natural state of things.

However, everyone reaches an age when modern music becomes unrecognizable, and people start to prefer what they used to listen to.

Of course, some people are starting to realize just how out of touch with music they are, not recognizing any modern artists or enjoying any modern music.

Even worse, some people have described how the music they grew up with decades ago is starting to appear on classic or oldie stations.

What’s worse than hearing that your music is compatible with how you might feel about 50s, 60s, 70s, or even 80s music?

#6. Not Having As Much Family As You Used to

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This is a bit sadder experience, but it was an eye-opener for many about their age.

As we get older, we naturally start to notice that we don’t have as many people in our lives as we used to.

This can include older relatives like parents, uncles, aunts, and even grandparents.

However, it may also evolve into siblings, cousins, and friends. Many people have talked about how they started to feel old once they realized they didn’t have much family left.

While it’s certainly sad, it indicates that one has reached an age they don’t often think about.

#7. Getting Annoyed at Change

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We all know about the typical stereotype of older people refusing to change.

Even younger people don’t want to deal with change, as change can be somewhat jarring.

But it’s important to remember that older people have experienced substantial change.

From new technology to social changes, a lot is going on.

Those who may not adapt as well as they used to may notice that they’re starting to get grumpier about change.

Some people even pointed to their age as a cause for annoyance when it comes to simple things like aisles and products being moved around in a grocery store when there was already a system.

#8. When Doing Nothing Becomes Your Favorite Thing to Do

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Younger people tend to get bored relatively quickly. If there’s nothing to do, it can become tiresome very quickly.

As one grows older, however, the prospect of doing something can become quite exhausting and tedious.

After all, between eight-hour or longer workdays, a never-ending list of tasks to manage, and other things that crop up periodically, there’s not enough time in the world to want to go out and do something.

While those in their 20s might still be able to juggle it all, many older people get excited when their plans get canceled, or they finally have nothing to do during their free time.

#9. Getting Excited About Basic Day-to-Day Necessities

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As a child and adolescents, we’re most excited by what we want.

This might be a toy, tickets to a special experience or nice designer clothing.

But as you get older, you might notice yourself becoming more… practical.

Perhaps you’re not as excited by the things listed above, but instead, basic household essentials like a new vacuum cleaner without all the bells and whistles.

When you start to become more excited by things that didn’t use to excite you at all, that’s generally a sign to most that you’ve officially aged up.

#10. Seeing Outdated Technology From Your Time

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Speaking of technological change, you might remember so many things from your past that just aren’t around anymore.

From large-backed TVs to VCRs and more, we’ve phased out a lot of technology to produce better things.

But nothing hurts more than seeing younger generations call something old, even if it is.

One person recounted how they ran into a massive Panasonic television in a thrift store, looking back fondly on their childhood memories with that exact TV.

That is until a child pointed out to their mother that an old TV was sitting in the thrift store.

#11. Entering Your Birthday Online

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If you want to purchase anything online or create an online profile, you need to input your birthday.

This might seem like a relatively straightforward one, but inputting your birthday online is something that has opened many peoples’ eyes to how old they are.

This is especially true when there’s a drop-down menu that you have to scroll through to get to your age.

It stings more when you have a calendar to scroll through and find yourself hitting the arrows and going back a few times too many.

#12. Certain Things You Used to Eat Taste Too Sweet Now

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Candy is a staple for many children. Whether it’s chocolate, gummy, or sour, chances are you had your favorite treats you used to enjoy as much as you could when you were younger.

But tastebuds change over time as well as other parts of our bodies.

One sign you’re getting older that is a common experience is not enjoying certain treats anymore.

Some treats taste too sweet, and we can only have them in moderation.

Others we might avoid entirely for health reasons. Either way, if you can’t do something like you used to, you’ve gotten older in some capacity!

Life Lessons To Remember

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Life is a great teacher. We experience things and learn from them. Sadly though, the message doesn’t always come through.

So we end up repeating the same mistakes over and over until the life lesson finally sinks in. Fortunately, not all life lessons need to be experienced to be learned. Here are life lessons to learn from others.

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The Benefits Of Positive Thinking

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Having a positive mindset can go a long way in being happy.

Unfortunately, not all of us are great with staying positive all the time. Here are the tips to help you change your mindset for the better.

LEARN THE BENEFITS OF POSITIVE THINKING

Inspirational Quotes

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Do you need a little dose of inspiration? Having some quotes to read is a fast and easy way to change your mindset and help you to better your life.

Here are the best inspirational quotes about life and happiness to help you be happier.

100 POWERFUL INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

The Secret To Living A Happier Life

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Do you want to be happier? It’s a lot easier to get than you might think.

Here is a step by step plan to help you have a happier life and get more out of every single day.

HOW TO LIVE A HAPPIER LIFE

When Life Gives You Lemons

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Nothing in life always works out perfectly.

Many times we hit rough patches where everything goes wrong. Learn how to handle these situations and come out better on the other side.

When Life Gives You Lemons

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