Suddenly whether you are positive about it or not, you find yourself in your fifties or sixties!
They say that ’60 is the new 40′ or ’50 is the new 30′! I don’t know what you make of such claims, but they sound attractive to me. I personally have never made an issue out of ageing and accept it as a natural and positive thing that happens to us in life.
It may be the practical Dutch woman in me, but let’s be honest there is not much you can do about ageing. We all grow older in years and honestly, we should be happy that we get the chance!
It is all in the mind!
You can’t stop time, but you can be in charge of HOW you grow older! After all you are the director of your ageing process and you can tweak your perception of it in any way. If you do happen to have ‘hang-ups’ about it consider WHY. I believe it is all in the mind and in the eye of the beholder.
So put your angst regarding ‘Life after 50’ to a stop, throw your negative thoughts aside and be open-minded for what could be waiting for you. Start believing that you can do anything at any age. Admittedly there are a number of health problems that may be restrictive. Yet one Google search will show you that many people with severe health issues manage to do the most amazing and inspiring things.
Dream or reality?
Making the most out of your later years is a wonderful positive thing we all should aim for. Whether you want to stay where you are, seek more adventure, move abroad, start a business – it is all possible!
You may have to assess your health, your finances and social connections before you start crushing such changes. However, if you dream of becoming a grey nomad, travel or buying a beach hut in Thailand, it is all within reach!
These things may seem like dreams, but they can become reality. It requires belief, patience, guts and courage but they can be a course of action! It ultimately depends on your mindset and your willingness to change and adapt. See it as an adventure and make the most of it! That attitude will eventually dictate whether it becomes a success or a failure.
On a positive note!
If you like to venture into such dreams, my advice is to start with some soul searching. Do this before you throw yourself into adventures that may or may not resonate with you. If you, after some self-scrutiny feel that you have an adventurous streak in you, say YES to it! Because if you don’t, you may regret it at a possibly ‘too late stage’!
Imagine yourself as a 100-year-old looking back at your 50+ year old and saying……If only!
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I agree, it is a privilege to get older and we might as well take advantage and do the things we could not do it before.
Travelling post Covid is on my mind for sure.
Thank you Monique. I feel many people are waiting to get back into travelling if allowed again.
Such good tips Marijke and making sure you have the funds to enjoy your life is important. I just talked to my financial advisor to see what needs to be done. I love getting older and enjoy life while traveling and eating delicious foods.
Thank you Heike, that sounds like a good plan! Travelling, enjoying delicious food combined with ageing well and with grace is the way to go.
I do think it is important to make the best out of life at any age. I do want to start traveling more and we plan to budget a trip a year. Much of how we feel is mindset. I enjoyed reading your article!
I agree that mindset plays a huge role in how we live our lives and whether we approach it positively or negatively. I hope you get the chance to travel next year.
Great advice here. I just turned 58 and still don’t feel old. I am looking forward to traveling, learning new things, and enjoying life at a slightly slower pace!
No, 58 is not old. I am 62 and don’t see it as old. It is a matter of mindset and attitude.
We need to hear this over and over because it should be a wonderful thing getting older!! And having fun with life!!
It is a wonderful thing and it should not be taken for granted. My parents were gone with 52 and 58 and that is one of the things that made me realise that it is important to make the most.