Life Begins at 40

As we get older, we hear expressions such as the title of this article very often from people who are getting older.  “Sixty is the new 40”, and so on. When anybody reaches the age of forty, they tend to rethink their priorities and realize how important life is.  At 40, most of us are finally mature. 

If you are someone approaching or past forty, you are probably looking at new things to do with your life or at the very least, how to attain a fulfilling life.  The following is good advice and I hope it helps.

1)  Picture yourself in a good way. What I mean by that is to imagine yourself without the vices that are controlling you.  Remove these vices from your system.  Eat healthier and exercise as much as you can.  Learn how to relax.  Relax does not mean watching TV while working.  Sit outside and read a book.  Breathe.

2)  Spend time with your family.  For all the years you avoided family members or couldn’t go to events because you were too busy…make up for time lost.  You can bond at restaurants or if you’re cash strapped, dinner at your home and watching a movie is just as good and sometimes better. These are your golden moments.

3)  Be someone who participates in outside activities.  If you are a homebody, it’s time to change and pick up new hobbies such as gardening, tree planting, Zumba and community Clean-Up programs

4)  Help others.  Most of us do little to help mankind or brethren while we are young.  As we get older, many of us feel a need to leave some kind of honest legacy and helping others is the most noble of occupations.  It is exhilarating to help someone in need and remember that God is watching

These are some of the things you can do to make life more meaningful as you age gracefully.  Don’t sweat the small stuff anymore and remain positive.

Based on a Tagalog article written by Geraldine Monzon

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