The big fifty is a very scary age for both men and women. It’s the age where people start officially referring to you as ‘old.’ While this could be quite unnerving to hear it does not mean that you have to accept that fact and slowdown in life. If you have approached the big halfway mark, and want to rethink and reinvent your life, then here are some ways in which you can do so.
Change Your Job And Start Writing The Resume
It seems almost redundant to change your job when you’re fifty. However you have around fifteen more years before your retirement so you should make the best out of them. If there is a job that you have always wanted to try, regardless of how unrelated it is to your current field, you should give it a go, so that you are left with no regrets at the end of the day. Find a place that provides CV services to help you re-write your résumé to fit the new job you want to try out, and apply for it as soon as possible. It may seem quite scary at first to make a career change so late in your life, but the satisfaction you feel afterwards would definitely be worth it.
Most people let their fitness levels drop after they pass thirty five and they feel the effects of it at a much later stage in their life. If you too are guilty of this then fifty is a good age to start thinking about your health again. Do some easy exercises such as a morning walk but don’t over exert yourself. Fifty is also a good age to start eating healthy. Try to eat more home cooked meals than store bought ones, and stick to fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth. In addition to your body you can also think about keeping your mind fit as well, by starting to do some form of meditation.
If you feel like you have earned enough to live comfortably for the rest of your life then you can even consider quitting your job and spending your time travelling around the country, or even the world. Pull out that old bucket list you would have made when you were young and try to tick off as many of the places on it as possible. However, you will need to remember that certain excursions that you wanted to try out, such as climbing Everest, may no longer be an option, and you should stick to the ones that are the most age appropriate in terms of how strenuous it is.