I have been reading a good book titled “Older And Happier!” by Dag Sebastian Ahlander. He has 109 handy ideas for living life to the fullest. It’s about living the good retirement life from his perspective as a happy old man.
In my previous post, Baby Boomers Get Older and Happier, I covered some of these from the book that I really related to, so I will now share a few more.
More Older and Happier Ideas
1. Resolve Your Feelings of Guilt and Bitterness
Mend your relationships or forget and move on is the idea. Many times there is nothing that can be done. Let it go.
2. Now is the Time to Do All The Things You Have Always Wanted To Do.
As this sign I saw in a window last week says: this is not your practice life. Focus on the possibilities not the challenges. Travel, write a book, start a business, learn something new, the possibilities are endless. Only you can stop you. Stay engaged and have some fun!
3. Tell Your Life Stories
Write a book, tell your friends, start a blog are all ways to get your Boomer Stories out there. It will be rewarding and fun for you and others also enjoy hearing them. I will always remember Ann and I telling our boomer stories right here on Boomer Places. My walking buddies and I share stories from our lives.
4. Grow Your Garden
There is something very therapeutic and rewarding about growing a garden. When I retired I started two simple 4X4 feet square gardens and grew tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and lettuce. Gives you something to look forward everyday and gets you outside plus rewards you with the bounty!
5. Stops Acting Too Rationally
Not everything needs to be planned out. Be spontaneous once in a while. Do stuff you can do now, before it’s too late. No regrets.
If you are retired like me you probably can relate to each of these. It’s nice to see a few more ideas for positive changes as we age.
Originally posted 2015-02-15 16:47:00.
2 thoughts on “More Older and Happier Ideas”
From experience with my own relatives, I’ve learned the importance of finding meaning and purpose in life as you get older. Being positive and spontaneous like suggestion 5 says can be so helpful in escaping the “elderly” state of mind that can dampen personal happiness.
Yes very true, being spontaneous and stop thinking too much for once truly makes a surprising difference in our lives.
Carpe Diem! We only live once..
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