Ten things that people over 50 should never do

Life after 50 years of age is sometimes considered a second youth. It’s a very beautiful age. It’s time to invest more into yourself and be active. Today we will tell you about the prejudices, activities and habits you need to ban from your life after you turn 50.

1. Have weight loss diets

Diets don’t work. Moreover, if they are kept for a long time, they accelerate gaining back weight. Diets worsen your mood and the quality of your life.

2. Dye white strands of hair

It’s OK to dye your hair, even into a color that doesn’t fit you, just because you like it. Dye your hair for pleasure and satisfaction, but not to hide gray hair.

3. Postpone important things

There is a useful classification of tasks: important and urgent – what you need to do right away and what matters to you. Unimportant but urgent – routine, often household-related issues that you need to fit into your schedule. Unimportant and not urgent – unnecessary, nonessential activities. Important and not urgent – what is interesting to you, but for which you never have enough time. For example painting, learning a foreign language, dancing or traveling.

After 50, there’s no need to delay these important activities. Set apart at least one hour a day or a few hours a week to enjoy your favorite activities. You will realize that life becomes more interesting and you will be happier.

4. Be ashamed of your own mistakes

The person who is open about their own mistakes deserves respect and admiration. The ability to be self-ironical is essential.

5. Fully dedicate yourself to your children and grandchildren

It is wonderful when your loved ones need you. But it is also wonderful when family members help and encourage each other in realizing their dreams.

6. Repeat the same activities all the time

Even taking the same route from point A to point B should be avoided. Experts studying brain activity recommend changing the route periodically. Brain neurons don’t have the ability to form new connections in old situations, so it’s good to put your brain to work.

It doesn’t matter how you keep your brain active. You may do anything – play chess, swim, do embroidery, or anything you like; all that is important is to do something new. This principle is valid for any age, but after turning 50 it is essential in order to maintain a healthy brain.

7. Worry about what others may think about you

After you turn 50, stop worrying about others’ opinions. This will make your life easier, and you will look the way you want.

8. Justify inactivity by lack of money

Lack of money is the so-called most common impediment to a happy life after 50 years. That’s why people who manage to do a lot without money are remarkable and envied by many.

9. Be disappointed in love

First of all, the most important thing: Brad Pitt (53) is free again.

10. Exclude the impossible

Be realistic – demand the impossible. If in their youth many don’t have enough courage and inner power, after 50 years it is the right time to achieve something exceptional.

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