There is a very popular myth that your life slows down and loses quality when you reach 50. But believing in this myth is the only thing that is actually making it true. Your age truly is just a number, and there is a whole world full of things that are just waiting for you – no matter what age you are. So, to get you going and to inspire you to live your life to the fullest, here are some things you might be interested in:
Travel the world
Maybe you’ve had the chance to travel during your life and have already seen so many wonderful places, but maybe you have never left your home country. However, it’s never too late, and no matter how many things you’ve seen, there is more to be explored. And it’s not all about the destinations either. Remind yourself of the younger days and go on a cross-country weekend with your friends or significant other. Go without a plan or destination and just have some fun. Or treat yourself to a luxurious experience you couldn’t afford when you were younger and go to a luxurious resort, stay in a 5-star hotel and live like a millionaire for one weekend. But of course, nothing will ever beat a good adventure trip: go to a country you’ve never been to before, bring a tent and some hiking gear and spend some time in nature or with the locals. You will have the time of your life and realize that you are definitely not too old to have fun!
Learn new things
A lot of people think that when they reach a certain age, they are “too old to learn” and they simply stick to what they know. But this could not be further from the truth and science is there to back us up: learning new skills and practicing new abilities means that you always keep your brain running and your body active. Pick up a new sport: play basketball with people from your neighborhood once a week or go hiking with your family on the weekend. Ask around if there is a yoga, CrossFit or Zumba class in your area meant for people of all ages.
Another option is learning a new skill. Find an art class, take music lessons or learn a new language. Some of these you can also do online, so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home – but it’s recommended that you do anyway!
Find a new community
As we grow older, our tastes refine and we find out what we really like in life and what truly makes us happy. We also find out what kind of people suit us best. And what better time to find a new community that suits you just right? If you want a complete change of surroundings, there are luxury retirement communities where you can move and be surrounded by people who like doing the same things, while having everything on your doorstep. If you want a more subtle change, you can join a local volunteering community for a cause you support or start a book club with some people you like. Being surrounded by the people you feel comfortable and pleasant around will keep you lively and young for a long time.
No matter what you choose to do with your life after you are 50, remember that the only thing that is holding you back is yourself.Once you let go of the social norms imposing what people are “supposed to do” when they are 50, you will have the whole world at your disposal.