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5 Exciting New Phases of Life for Over 60s

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If you are about to turn 60 years old (or perhaps you already have), rather than lamenting the days when your skin was slightly smoother and your hips were slightly more flexible, it is now time to embrace who you are and make the most of life. 

So, with that being said, here are five exciting new phases of life for the over 60s. 

  1. Freedom!

First and foremost and indeed, most importantly of all, as you get older you are freed from certain professional obligations and personal responsibilities which dominated your everyday life when you were younger.

Freedom is the most important asset a person can have at any age, but for the over 60s, you are now entirely free to do exactly what you want to do, when you want to do it.

  1. Traveling to New Countries

It may well be the case that due to a plethora of different reasons, you have not even traveled to the other side of the United States yet—or if you have, there are still likely to be several countries you would love to visit yet have never previously had the chance.

Now you are older, this by no means results in a necessity to only ever travel with friends or family members; moreover, you are now in a much better position—armed with wisdom, knowledge, and experience—to embark upon a solo adventure. 

  1. Moving to a Senior Living Community

A decidedly larger (yet incredibly advantageous) new phase of life you may well want to consider either now or for the future, is to make the move to a senior living community. 

When you next have five minutes spare, settle down with a cuppa and start to look into 55 and older living options to expand your vision of where you see yourself in the future. Benefits of moving to a senior living community include having a wider group of friends, the chance to embark upon new hobbies and experiences, and to be able to live a more enjoyable and relaxed life. 

  1. A No-Nonsense Approach

Unless you have always been a particularly confident and strong-minded person, even back in your teenager years, you probably spent an inordinate amount of time people-pleasing.

Now, as you approach your 60s, it is time to dispense with the pleasantries and only ever carry out tasks or requests from others if you actually want to. 

  1. An Acceptance of Who You Are

The fifth and final exciting new phase of life which will be the most enjoyable of them all is the simple fact that you will now have developed an acceptance of who you are and be more at peace with everything—from the way you look to the car you drive. 

Unfortunately, as is so often quoted in books, movies, and television shows, youth is very much wasted on the young, but now you are getting older, this level of acceptance will make a real difference to how you feel and your mental health in general. 

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