The great thing about being over 50 is the freedom of retirement that is to come. If you have children, they are most likely to be adults now and to have moved out of the house which means even more freedom for you! Here are some top tips for enjoying your life over 50.
- Adopting a ‘live in the moment’ attitude. Thinking about the future too much makes us anxious, and thinking about the past can make us depressed. No matter how much the word ‘mindfulness’ makes your eyes roll, it is a very useful skill to adopt, especially when over 50. It takes practise, but once you get into the habit of focusing on the moment and the sensory experience of your day to day life, you will maximise your enjoyment.
- Practise gratitude. This is another habit that has a huge effect on overall life satisfaction. It is easy to take what we have for granted, but being over 50, you know all too well how time flies. Taking the time to truly appreciate what you have in the moment, such as your house, your health, your legs you can walk with, light and heating, and food, or even the fact you are alive can be beneficial.
- Be as sociable as possible. This does not mean having parties every weekend or going out to bars, it means connecting with other people. They don’t necessarily have to be like-minded, but simply acknowledging the fact that you are not in this world alone, never will be and never have been is a necessary part of life. Joining a residential community of other over 50s and experiencing Park home life can be a great way of doing this.
- Lastly, spend time in nature. The UK has some beautiful countryside just waiting for you to explore. Gloucester Park Homes give you this experience of living beside the natural greenery of the Cotswolds.