For many people, a whole new phase of life kicks into gear after 50. In light of International Day of Happiness coming up on the 20 March, here are some tips about how to live your happiest life well into your 50s and beyond!
Physical and mental wellbeing go hand in hand. Exercise reduces stress, improves overall health, boosts energy levels and releases dopamine, the happiness hormone. All it takes is 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a couple of days a week to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle. GemLife resorts’ extensive, first-class recreational and sporting facilities are all designed with a fit and active lifestyle in mind with a range of classes and clubs, ensuring there is something to suit all tastes.
Arguably the biggest contributor to positive ageing is fostering and maintaining positive relationships and having a sense of connectedness and community. Living a social lifestyle not only boosts happiness but is also associated with better health and longer lifespans. GemLife has a multitude of social groups, events and activities that are perfect for residents to get to know their neighbours and connect with others over shared interests.
Pursue your passions
Many people are living exciting, fulfilling lives well into their 70s and 80s. It is never too late to pursue your passions. Take some time to pick a skill that you have always wanted to improve and start working on it every day. Not only will your daily achievements make you happier, but you may make some new friends along the way.
Whether you’re working full-time, part-time or are retired, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Always wanted to travel abroad, write a book, learn a new language? Start now. Set some time aside, to plan ahead so that you aren’t left feeling as though you missed out on any of your dreams. Have a clear sense of what you want to accomplish and make a plan so you always have something to look forward to.
There’s no time like now to start living your happiest life!