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How old are you in your head?

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H1954 Fri 21-Feb-20 11:53:46

I have been listening to Radio 2 and Lulu has been the featured/interviewed artist this week.

She said that "in her head" she was still 16 and I was wondering how old the rest of us feel.

Incidentally, I'm around the same age as Lulu!

BlueSky Fri 21-Feb-20 11:55:02

Same here around same age as Lulu and I feel 18! smile

Daisymae Fri 21-Feb-20 11:58:09

About 35, old enough to know better, young enough to kid myself. On a good day!

Sara65 Fri 21-Feb-20 12:23:35

Maybe not 16, about thirty perhaps, wouldn’t really want to go back to 16!

sodapop Fri 21-Feb-20 12:34:14

Same here Sarah65 then I wonder who is that old woman in the mirror. grin

Sara65 Fri 21-Feb-20 12:36:27


My poor eyesight helps with that problem.

kittylester Fri 21-Feb-20 12:42:49

Some days 16 other days 100. Today is one of those.

I'm the same age as Lulu too.

MamaCaz Fri 21-Feb-20 12:46:14

I don't think my personality has really changed since my mid-twenties/ early thirties, and that's how old I still feel in my head.

tanith Fri 21-Feb-20 12:47:52

Same as Lulu but I feel like 30ish 😂 I wish I looked as good as she does.

Billybob4491 Fri 21-Feb-20 13:23:38

105 at the moment, I am moving house!

Cunco Fri 21-Feb-20 13:32:53

In my head, I am as old as the old bloke in the mirror. I am quite active but I would be kidding myself if I thought I could still do what I could 50 (even 5 years) ago. There are compensations. I am, of course, now immensely wise! 😂

Baggs Fri 21-Feb-20 13:35:45

Wish I knew how people did that feeling younger in their head thing. It must be so weird being able to shut off the mental load of decades of experience and learning so that one feels like an ignorant* teenager again.

* using the word literally as in not knowing, not as in bigoted or stupid.

Canalboatgranma Fri 21-Feb-20 14:43:22

Since I was 30 I had always, in my head, felt 10 years younger than my actual age. Now at 67 perhaps it's down to 5 or 6 years as the tiredness creeps up by the end of the day.

Callistemon Fri 21-Feb-20 14:49:40

About 11 every morning until I get out of bed.

timetogo2016 Fri 21-Feb-20 14:58:28

In my head around 25 but really old enough to know better but too old to care.

Teetime Fri 21-Feb-20 15:01:27

About 40 ish - that's when life was quite good - in parts. I now feel ashamed of how I look, of how old I am...…...

grannypiper Fri 21-Feb-20 15:07:09

Some days early 30s, some days 18, then i wake up

Riverwalk Fri 21-Feb-20 15:07:58

If I were transplanted into a 39 year old body I could live happily in that skin.

I'm 65 in real life!

Riverwalk Fri 21-Feb-20 15:09:58

ashamed Teetime ?

It's not like you have any control over it!

BradfordLass73 Sat 22-Feb-20 04:05:03

Cunco grin

I feel only slightly younger than 73. Sometimes, especially when doing surveys or filling in forms, I put "73" and think Blimey, I'm old!

I don't mind being old one bit. I've no desire to go back to any previous decade - I'm probably happier now than at any other time in my life.

So, Older and Bolder for me. smile

Rufus2 Sat 22-Feb-20 04:37:37

I was wondering how old the rest of us feel
H1954 That's too subjective and open to personal error!
Think of yourself as a tree whereby they count the number of bark rings, whereas in your case you could count the number of bags under your eyes.! grin
Sometimes they disappear as the day wears on; sometimes they don't!. sad

TerryM Sat 22-Feb-20 07:12:36

Maybe 25ish.....(but grateful to been through menopause )
Sometimes my 35 year old son seems so much older than me

bikergran Sat 22-Feb-20 07:30:27

Theres programme on think its next Thursday channel 5
"Look 10 yrs younger in 10 days" not sure what it involves but I saw one of the people having some dentistry work hmm

BlueSapphire Sat 22-Feb-20 07:35:34

Feeling 24, which is how old I was when I met DH. I'd give anything to go back to those days..... I'm 74 now!

NfkDumpling Sat 22-Feb-20 07:41:26

When I’m sitting in a chair, generally around early/mid forties. And constantly surprised when I go to stand up and find gravity pulling me back down.

Out walking with my nice replacement knees, mid fifties. Before my new knees? Ninety.