There is beauty and health in youth, girls are full of energy in everything they do, but when they reach the age of 40, their skin starts sagging, which leads to back pain, neck and shoulder fatigue. And they get tired more easily at work.
Step on the other side of life’s journey
Recently, Ms. HTB, 45, who lives in District 4 (HCMC), has been feeling tired and coughing a lot. I thought I had a mild cold, but when Ms. B went to the doctor, they diagnosed her with pneumonia. She had to take several days off and receive outpatient treatment at home.
Ms. B said that when she was younger, she used to walk in the rain all the time without any problems. Remembering those romantic moments, even though there was nothing to do and it was raining, she still took out her bike and cycled on the road so that she could feel the rain drops on her face and walked in the rain in the same way. doing. He is not sick.
At 45, on rainy days, she wants to sit at home or in the office to avoid the rain, but now she is forced to drive to pick up her children wearing a raincoat… even if she wears a raincoat. Yes, she can drive her motorcycle faster than her car. Bicycle in the past, but probably because she is “not young anymore” Just a few rains caused Ms. B to catch a cold, pneumonia and lay down…
But during this time of “lying down”, Ms. B felt that she was moving towards the other side of life’s journey. That side is very different from the road she passed through.
In the previous journey too, there were pressures like putting effort into studies, starting a career, building a family, having children, taking care of children, saving money…
The next part of the journey seems less stressful, but there are many things to prepare for, such as what to do to take care of your health as you get older, and when you retire and no longer work. How can you find a source of income to survive?
Where will you live when you grow old? Stay with your children and grandchildren in this crowded city or find a piece of land in the suburbs to live? Who will be your friends when you grow old?…
Ms. B shared that through this illness, she realized many things and will make plans for old age. She plans to use the accumulated wealth to buy a piece of land in a province near Ho Chi Minh City.
Perhaps when she grows old, she will build a house, where she and her husband will raise chickens and grow clean vegetables… As for her children in the city, she will travel here and there. Whenever children need help, she is ready to help them. She decided to support her children, grow clean vegetables, buy clean food to send to her children in the city…
live more for yourself
As for Ms. HTL, 57, who lives in Binh Thanh District (HCMC), she said that when she was young, she was engrossed in working and earning a living. When she was nearing retirement, she suddenly started planning to prepare for old age.
First of all, she changed her house, even though it was further away from the center than her old house, but it had a larger area. Ms. L shared, “When I retire, I will be at home almost all the time. If I live in a too small space, I will feel too cramped and uncomfortable.”
After retiring, she has started taking more care of herself. She started attending exercise classes in the morning. She goes to the market, cooks breakfast, cleans, arranges and decorates the house herself, plants each flower tree and watches the tree grow day by day, waiting for the day When the tree will blossom and bloom…
She also started going online to find recipes she liked and learned how to cook and cook for the whole family. Sometimes, I meet my sisters or college friends to have coffee and talk. The rest of the time, she sat and wrote in a notebook about what she wanted to tell her two children after she passed away.
Along with health, you also need to prepare financially.
Ms NHB, 55, who lives in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, said health and financial preparation are the most important things for women in old age.
“If you are healthy you can be happy and if you have money in your pocket it is easy to do anything,” she explains. If you want good finances and health, you must have a plan from a young age, then work hard and practice.
She has plans for her retirement days like learning drawing, learning dancing… She will travel domestically and to other countries with her husband or some close friends.
She has two sons, but she has decided that she will not live with them in future. Ms. B believes that friends are very important in old age.
“The children will be as busy as I was in my childhood. They would go to work in the morning and return home late at night. No matter how much they loved their parents, they would only arrange to see them on weekends. Will do. Only my contemporary friends can review old stories with me and easily understand what I want to share,” Ms B said.
And she didn’t have to wait until she got older, she had many friends from her younger days. And no matter where she goes, in any situation, she can easily make new friends and find new happiness in this life.