We go in and out of noticing that time is running out, that the ultimate deadline is approaching. The best resistance to rushing is to remember we must die, memento mori, that we are fortunate to still have time to walk around in the beauty of the world. We may as well accept this reckoning and pay attention.
Plenty of things about middle age really suck. Waistlines expand, hair thins, skin sags. And then there's all that stuff with the nether regions. If you're middle aged and recently became single, issues like these not only affect your reflection in the mirror, they can also impact your search for a partner.