Few nuggets of wisdom to help you THRIVE in your 60s…and beyond!
We all have advice to share, but often we’re too busy to write it down. So this blog post is a compilation of 60-something years’ worth of wisdom and insights learned from my personal and professional life—trying to find a succinct way to express what I’ve learned from my many trials and tribulations on the quest for meaning and happiness.
The best way to stay young is to keep learning. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Life at 60
60 is a special age. It’s a time when you can finally say that you’ve lived a full life. You’ve made it through the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and you’re still standing.
Now that you’re 60, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to spend the rest of your years. Do you want to travel more? Spend more time with family and friends? Or perhaps you want to focus on your health and wellbeing.
Whatever you decide to do, remember that life is still for living. Don’t let age hold you back from doing what you want to do. Here are a few nuggets of wisdom to help you THRIVE in your 60s…and beyond!
1. Don’t be afraid to try new things
Just because you’re 60, doesn’t mean you have to stop learning and trying new experiences. In fact, this is the perfect time to do those things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time for. Whether it’s taking up a new hobby or traveling to new places, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
You are never too old to set new goals or to dream a new dream.C.S. Lewis
2. Stay active and healthy
One of the best ways to enjoy your retirement years is by staying active and healthy. This doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym every day or run a marathon, but simply being physically active and eating a healthy diet can make a big difference.
3. Keep your mind challenged
Just like our bodies, our brains need exercise to stay healthy and function at their best. Challenging your mind can help to prevent cognitive decline as you age. Try doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, or other brain-teasers to keep your mind sharp.
4. Stay connected
Staying connected with friends and family is important at any age, but it’s especially crucial as you get older. Isolation can lead to depression and other health problems, so make sure you stay connected to the people and things that matter most to you.
5. Eat healthy
Eating nutritious foods is important at any age, but it’s especially important as you get older. Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats in your diet.
6. Give back
The years teach much which the days never knew.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Volunteer, mentor someone, or simply lend a helping hand whenever you can. Not only will this make a difference in someone else’s life, but it will also enrich your own life as well.
7. Don’t let retirement define you
Do what makes YOU happy. Just because you’re no longer working doesn’t mean you have to stop learning and growing. There are endless opportunities out there for seniors, so find something that interests you and go for it!
8. Embrace your age
It’s a privilege! You’ve made it this far, and you should be proud of all that you’ve accomplished.
9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it
As we get older, we may need assistance with things that we used to be able to do on our own. There’s no shame in asking for help – in fact, it’s often a sign of strength.
10. Mind over matter
How we feel about our age is often more important than our actual age. If we stay positive and active, we can still enjoy our lives regardless of how many birthdays we’ve had.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.Mark Twain
Living the Golden Years
As people age, they often find themselves reflecting on their lives and what they have accomplished. For many, the golden years are a time to enjoy the fruits of their labors and take things easy. However, there are also those who choose to stay active and continue to pursue their goals.
There is no one right way to live the golden years. What matters most is that people find a way to stay happy and fulfilled. For some, that means spending more time with family and friends. For others, it may mean traveling or pursuing new hobbies. Whatever the case may be, it is important to stay positive and make the most of the time you have.
The golden years can be a time of great joy and happiness. However, they can also be a time of challenge and change. It is important to remember that whatever happens, you can always choose how you respond to it. Choose to focus on the good and enjoy this special time in your life.
Also Read: An experience about travelling solo at 60