Yes, we all hear that some kids mature faster – or maybe some older adults are still kids at heart. While we say these things casually in conversation, ‘psychological age’ is actual. In scientific areas, there are three ways we measure human age. Psychological age is one of those essential ways to help you understand your body and health better than your chronological age.
What Is Psychological Age?: Besides psychological age, there is also biological and chronological age. Chronological age is a given – and biological age is measurable on a scale. Scientist S. Michal Jawinski has developed the FI34 scale to measure your biological age based on 34 physiological and mental factors.
The idea of a biological age scale is crucial to understanding your psychological age. You might be wondering why – and it is because the different age measures can give you better insight into how your health is doing. And ultimately, you can determine what you can do to live a longer, healthier life.
So, How Old Are You Psychologically?: In our current age, the average human life expectancy is much higher than it used to be. You can expect to live until you are 80-90 years old. And for that, you can feel as young as a middle-aged person even in your 70s.
Six different essential factors in our lives contribute to this feeling. The state of each of the six factors in your life can give you a solid idea of how old you are psychologically. Physical and mental health; financial independence; a great support system; pursuing your passions; engaging in social causes; prioritizing your use of time.
Consider these six factors to calculate your psychological age. The more satisfied you are with your position in each of these factors, the younger your psychological age. Therefore, a younger psychological age can contribute to you living a healthier and longer life.
What If Your Psychological Age Is High?: If you feel older because of your instability in these areas, you can now pay attention to how you can fix the issues in those areas. Each of the six factors is part of our lives that needs stability for happiness.
When you reach equilibrium, you tend to feel more stress-free and can enjoy the more minor things in life. But if you feel unsatisfied, know that it is possible to reach stability with consistency and others’ help.
Do you have any other keys to feeling younger psychologically? Let us know your idea of living a longer, more fulfilling life. Join us in the movement to make more adults live fuller lives, and drop your insights on aging gracefully.