Recently, I was a guest for Samantha Smith at Loving the Fifty Something. In her interview she asked me as a final question:
Are there any messages or advice you’d like to give to people who are about to turn 50?
Well as someone who has recently turned 61, I’ve just over a decade to reflect on when I turned 50, what my expectations were and how I’ve grown. I say grown, because in the last decade, I have come to love the person that I am – flaws and all. I’ve tried things I never thought I would attempt such as running not one but two, full marathons at 55 & 60, starting a blog, public speaking to name a few.
My most important advice would be to:
Embrace this new phase of life by living with an Ageless Attitude.
How can we do this? I’ve outlined below my 4 top tips for embracing life over 50 based on what I’ve learned during the last 10 years. I do wish I had known this earlier but that is life isn’t it? Always a learning experience.
4 important tips for embracing life over 50
1. Don’t focus on the number
I like to say ‘focus on your life and not the number’. Sure, we age, there is no getting out of it, but by focusing on the number each year, we start to build barriers and rob ourselves of enjoying our life and the experiences it has to offer.
Don’t Focus on the Number, Focus on life and make each day count.
2. Self-love and appreciation
Learn to Accept and Love who YOU are.
3. Set your boundaries and make your happiness a priority.
Now is your time in life to do things for you without feeling guilty. So often, we find it hard to say ‘No’ to our own detriment. Learning to self-invest in yourself and take time-out to relax and restore will certainly make you happier and healthier.
Place a value on your time
4. Believe in yourself
YOU can do anything and having self-belief is the key. So often I receive comments from women who can’t accept that others have such belief in them. I know I feel that way. Our inner critic is always there to argue that we aren’t capable or why we shouldn’t try. Once you find the courage to believe in yourself, life takes on a new and motivating meaning.
Believe in Yourself. You’ve got this!
What advice would you give those about to turn 50?
I would love you to pop over and read the full interview with Sam HERE and I’m sure you will find other interesting women to inspire while you are there.