At first, the memes about the year 2020 were funny. It felt that the only way to deal with the quarantine and feel happy was to laugh at what was the year of 2020. As the year is winding down, I am trying to move past it and see those good things of 2020. So here are our 10 tips for you women over 50 to get your happy on!
Tip #1: Take care of your body
Eat healthily, stay active every day, and drink water. Every pro-choice we make for our bodies have an automatic mini power boost associated with it.
Tip #2: Count your blessings
List 3 good things about you, your day, your surroundings, your family, your job, etc. Take note of the good in the people and things around you. Be thankful for every detail.
Tip #3: Do something for someone else
Any kindness is important, even something as seemingly insignificant as smiling at a person or even simply saying hello.
Tip #4: Volunteer and/or donate
Find something that you enjoy (a passion or hobby) and turn it into something you can do to benefit others. Deliver meals to those in need, volunteer at an animal shelter, or donating to your local hospital, elderly center, schools, or homeless shelters.
Tip #5: Stay in the Moment
Instead of worrying about the future, or obsessing over COVID-19 in the past, focus on what you can do today, what you can enjoy today, or what you can listen to today. Take a step back from the situation before you and see the bigger picture. You can take on a new hobby or puzzle to help you regain your thoughts. Spend time with your family. Whatever it be, focus on that moment.
Tip #6: Learn something new
Look into taking a class, or joining a seminar, in something you are interested to learn about (online or safely in person). Make a list of 5 things you would like to learn and begin looking into the ones you would like to pursue.
Tip #7: Get in touch with someone
Reconnect with an old friend, call a relative, snuggle up with a loved one and watch a movie. Give a work colleague a compliment, joke with the bank teller waiting on you, make a date with your best friend, get a drink with someone special. Pick anybody and make the most of your face time with them!
Tip #8: Have a goal or treat to look forward to
Set a goal and make it your mission to achieve it. Once you accomplish it, reward yourself. Or, simply treat yourself! Schedule yourself a spa treatment so you have something to look forward to. Build anticipation and, when the time comes, relish in it, guilt-free.
Tip #9: Be part of something bigger
Join a club, cause, campaign, organization, etc. Being part of an organization or support system works to promote a sense of community and purpose.
Tip #10: Explore your inner self
This is high-quality me-time in its purest form. You can do this on your own, or with some sort of counselor. If you don’t know where to start, reach out to friends and ask them how they do it. I recommend reading a Daily Devotional to discover your peace.
For women starting over at 60 or 50, do any of the ten tips that resonate with you immediately. Do them in any order as many times as you can. Repeat the ones you enjoy and experiment with others. You can also get the book “How to Get Your Happy On“.
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