Although life expectancy took a slight dip in 2016, the average life expectancy for women is still a high 81.1. This means that life does not stop at fifty and there is still enough time to be a vibrant and beautiful woman without too much self-sacrificing. But with all the conflicting information out there, it’s hard to keep the balance. Discover a few ways women can live a full life after fifty without losing balance.
Make Major Lifestyle Changes Little By Little
There is no faster way to experience burnout than to try and incorporate everything at the same time. It took years to build up the old habits and will probably take some time to build up healthier new habits. A “can do” attitude is the most important factor to bring into major life changes, as it allows the individual to keep up a healthy pace without losing focus.
Take Care of Health, Body, and Mind
One of the best ways to ensure a well-balanced life is to ensure that all aspects work together in harmony. This means that apart from working physical activity into a daily routine, it’s just as important to focus on the body and the mind too. For the body, good nutrition and hydration is of paramount importance. Pushing the body physically can attain great results, but it’s equally important to work rest into it as well. For the mind, tranquil moments of peaceful reflection tend to calm the body down as well. It’s also important to challenge the mind from time to time with a good round of chess or bridge, as social interaction is vital for continuous brain development.
Be Kind To Yourself
It’s easy to be kind to others and forget yourself, as there is always that fear that self-love can be seen as narcissistic. But being kind to yourself is not only far from narcissism, it is also a necessary tool in the arsenal of keeping the balance. Being kind includes being mindful of what your mind, soul, and body need not only to survive but to thrive.
Small steps in the right direction are far better than no steps at all. Keeping the balance is easier when it takes place in a supportive environment, and that self-support should never be underestimated. There are still a number of great years to live and these are the moments where the stress of work and family start petering out a bit, which creates the perfect environment for personal growth.
This guest post was graciously contributed by Sally, Content Manager for a spirituality focused hiking, camping, and outdoors site, Backpackerverse. You will want to check out.