Are you struggling as you enter your 2nd and 3rd acts of your life? Are you doing what makes you happy? Do you feel excited each day? Are you living your best life? Do you want to thrive?
As we age, we want to create a new life and thrive. But we often dread the future and dread having to make difficult choices. We worry about our finances and health which, in turn, limits our ability to live a full life.
But this shouldn’t be the way to live your life. Thriving in the senior years isn’t that difficult. You can do it holistically and happily by taking care of your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Here are a few tips to nurture your life and live your best in the 2nd and 3rd acts of life.
Live in the Present
Stop thinking about what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Remember, every day is a new beginning of your life. So, live it at its fullest.
Don’t be a copy of someone else, and don’t let others influence you. Stop trying to please others. Be true to your original self.
Don’t wait for things to come to you. Create your own opportunities and empower yourself.
Passion is energy. Chase your dreams. Discover what it takes to live a happy life. Focus on what excites you. Define your ideal life. Then set your 1-year or 5-year goals and stick to them. Make an action plan to work on your goals.
Keep challenging yourself every day. For instance, if you want to be healthy and energetic, challenge yourself to kick the laziness and eat healthy for the next 15 days. Come out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to do what you love.
Engage and Engage More
When socializing avoid hanging out only with those your age. Go to your favorite places and network with younger and older people. Connect with people at the senior center, local library, or civic events. Attend local events and meet people there. Never feel alone!
Help and Inspire Others
You don’t need a million dollars to help others. Just do something that could make others happy. Greet others with a smile. Listen to their sorrows. Share their happiness. Offer them valuable advice. Doing all the little things for others can indirectly make you feel happy and positive.
Manage your Expenses
Define your budget and stick to it. Minimize your debts. Keep a check on your pension, social security, and payrolls. Take advantage of senior discount days and clipping coupons to save some cash.
Stay in Shape
Maintain an exercise routine to increase your physical strength and balance. Rest your muscles. And track your progress.
Watch your Diet
Create your diet plan and eat nutritious food to boost your health. Eat slowly and socially.
Nurture Your Brain
Meditate. Engage socially. Reduce stress and anxiety. Stay with nature. And do every brain-boosting activity.
All in all, life is a journey. Excitement doesn’t require you to be young. Life has much more to offer you in your 2nd and 3rd acts. So, stop acting your age and start living your life to the full.