For a long time in history, many considered life after the age of 60 to be a terminal stage. But over time, along with advancements in the field of medicine, human life expectancy has increased considerably. Today, one might perhaps say that 60 is the new 50, and there is a seemingly endless world out there to enjoy during this stage if life. Here are a few ways to make the best of your life after 60.
Make more friends
If you are someone who values friendship and take action, your senior days are bound to be full of good friends and good times. Reaching out to individuals who share your interests will help expand your circle of friends. Plan a regular book club or a dinner party and invite all your friends over. Such activities can have a positive impact on your health and that of all your friends.
No one likes getting old. In fact some might even loathe the idea. However, with age comes wisdom and it is with wisdom that we learn the art of acceptance. Be kind to yourself and always know that you’re a beautiful person, inside out. This kind of self-esteem will eventually transform your body and mind to that of a content individual, whose mere existence brings joy to everyone around you.
Travel where you want
Everyone has a dream destination they’ve always wanted to visit, but couldn’t because of their workaholic lifestyle. What better time to make those dreams finally come true than the golden age? Make it a point to take the road less traveled when you’re travelling rather than visiting a popular, urban area. For example, if you go to a small city like Uji in Japan, rich in cultural heritage, you will get the chance to make a delicious cup of green tea all by yourself, using a matcha tea set Australia, or go cormorant fishing in the beautiful Uji River.
Health is wealth
Although most people think that old age goes hand in hand with illness, you can take good care of your health by doing a few simple things right. It is important to get at least 7 hours of sleep a day to vitalize your body and mind. If you eat the right food at the right amount now, you’re making an investment for the future. For example, drinking matcha green tea daily will reduce the risk of cancer while blueberries will keep your mind keen and vigilant for a long period of time.
Enhance your knowledge
Select a field that you find interesting and learn all there is to know about it. Use your leisure time to take classes, go to the library or a course for senior associates offered by most of today’s universities. Constantly challenging your brain with analytic activities and doing something you love will keep your brain from aging.