9 women share their favourite thing about getting older
As we get older, we often focus on the negatives of age. And honestly, we’re kind of over it.
There are so many great things about adding candles to your cake each year and like a fine wine, we really do only get better as time goes on.
So if you’re stressing about the downsides of a certain decade, or are worried about wrinkles, take it from these beautyheaven members; age ain’t nothing but a good thing.
“Getting older for me has meant learning to accept myself. When I was young a few kids teased me about my nose, so I hated it. Now after more than 40 years the penny dropped – my nose is meant to look this way. I learnt to accept it so much that I went out and got it pierced, and if someone thinks I'm too old for a nose stud, I don't care. Getting older isn't such a bad thing. My mum died in her late 40s, so I'm not ‘getting old’, I'm living!” - bh member Lisa359
“Not caring what others think about me anymore is awesome! Loving that! And feeling more confident in myself.” - bh member crystalclearwater
“No more periods! Fingers crossed, after 40 years of having them that I have seen the last of them” - bh member Trackydacky
“Menopause is WONDERFUL, isn't it! I also like that I've got the self-confidence to speak up more often and not just put up with BS and stew about it later.” - bh member misfortune8
“Although I'm a relative spring chicken (will be 36 in less than 3 weeks), I think for me one of the best things about getting older is what some have already mentioned: caring less about what others think of me. I still occasionally have those moments, but thankfully for the most part I've let it go. I've also come to know and understand myself even better since my 30s began, which has been a blessing.” - bh member Seashells
“There’s a couple of things that I value about getting older. One is gaining more life experience, which allows you to empathise with others going through difficult times, either because you have gone through it personally or journeyed with someone who has. It also makes you appreciate things you previously took for granted. ” - bh member jupiter
“The older I get, the worse my eyesight gets, so I'm pretty sure I don't have wrinkles anymore lol!” - bh member philippa495
“I find that I have more time to invest in myself, for example the gym, getaways with friends, further study – now that my kids are not small anymore. I can also afford to buy the nicer things in life and enjoy some great experiences.” - bh member MoonlightSak16
“I love getting older. I love having the time to take care of myself to ensure I'm fit and healthy so I can enjoy everything I want to do. Life experiences can be amazing and my brain is full of memories of my incredible journey through life.” - bh member onlyoni
Don’t let age get you down
See? There are plenty of positives about getting older and if you ever need a reminder, just come on back here.
As for ageing gracefully, that’s where Harmony can help. Australian-made, this natural brand is all about empowering women through every phase of their lives, with products to help with menopause, hormone imbalances, stress relief, sleep and beauty.
So whether your skin has lost its glow, you’re feeling fatigued, or the symptoms of menopause are giving you grief, try not to sweat it.
We may be getting older, but we’re getting greater too.
What's your favourite thing about getting older?