I read an interesting Psychology Today article yesterday called “The Slippery Slope of Anti-Aging Trends”. Written by New York psychologist, Vivian Diller, it examines the fine line between caring about how we look and caring too much.
Diller talks about “the tipping point”, the balance between trying to look our best as we age, and becoming victims of the anti-aging craze.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look our best as we age, and I’m a big advocate for using natural, certified organic skincare products to make that happen.
But things start to get a little unhinged when wanting to look good becomes an obsession that takes time away from what’s really valuable in our lives, like nurturing our relationships.
You know you’ve reached the tipping point if you’re following a punishing exercise routine that is leaving you exhausted, with no juice left to have fun with your family and friends.
Or if you’re spending more time in front of the mirror worrying about what you look like, than rejuvenating yourself on a deep level by spending time in nature.
Sure, look after yourself by eating organically where you can, drinking pure water, exercising, meditating and only using certified organic skincare products. Good lifestyle habits like these can only help us feel good about ourselves as we age and fully embrace our power as mature, insightful human beings.
But if you feel yourself sliding down that slippery slope of never feeling happy with how you look, especially as you age, it might be time to slide back to a more balanced state of being.