Keep Pace With Ambition
Move your body and mind. Learn to do yoga. Or, if you are into trendy, Pilates will do.
Get heavily involved with a new skill or a new venture. Mine is raising alpacas, and soon I am going to write a fabulous blog that everybody will read.
Keep current. Always have something on your brain burner that you are going to do soon — like a trip or Spanish lessons.
Maintain an alliance. Have an equally ancient friend who knows the same songs you do and the same slang from the same era.
— Submitted by Penelope Coker Hall, age 74
Extend Your Margins
Puzzle yourself. Do a Sudoko puzzle each day. Give back and gain — talk to the young. Get physical. Exercise and enjoy regular sex. Plan ahead. Resolve each year to learn something new and visit a remote part of the planet.
— Submitted by Anne Best, age 60
Seek Out Challenges
I do The New YorkTimes crossword until Friday or Saturday, when I’m at a total loss. I’m also addicted to Sudoku. And I do the taxes for my business partnership, which is pretty challenging, especially reading the small print!
— Submitted by Bette Weed, age 66