For you to look great at 50, you need to start planning while at 30. You have to come up with a set of rules and a TO DO list to ensure you have a better future. Listed below are pieces of advice on how to sustain a healthy lifestyle from your 30s to 50s.
Start planning on having a good night sleep. Sleeping refreshes the body, resets the mind and thus ensures you wake up feeling fresh and ready to face the day. In case you forget, remember that sleep brings out the beauty in someone.
To achieve this, ensure you have fixed sleeping patterns i.e. go to sleep and wake up at specific times. Avoid bright screens, drinks and stimulants such as coffee before going to bed for a smooth night. Finally, prepare your bedroom for sleep by using sleep shades and thick curtains to minimize light penetration.
Don’t do Junk
Junk food is not real food. Studies have shown that this type of foods have a number of side effects on a person’s health. If you want a healthy future you must put a stop such foods.
Most people turn to junk food because it offers a cheaper alternative than cooking natural cuisines. At 30, this seems sensible but as you buy junk you’re selling away your health and by 50 the consequences of such actions will be felt. To keep your body functioning at a 100%; Stop Eating Crap!
No matter how little you get, start saving your money. Tiny amounts of money saved routinely over long periods of time amount to huge meaningful sums. Having some money set aside gives you peace of mind and financial freedom. This ensures you have something to lean on if your main source of income is cut.
At the age of 30, one earns an average amount of money that can be set aside for future use. Unfortunately, at that age, saving money seems boring and out dated but it is better to have money and not need it but need it and not have it. Take note that the earlier you start saving money the more stable your future.
As you grow old, make curiosity a virtue and a close friend. Always want to know how this feels, how it smells, tastes and works. You can take notes from young children as they try and figure out how the world works. The first step is to get out of the comfort your home and have a vacation or an adventure with those close to you.
As you go out, make it worthwhile, take risks, do things out of your comfort zone; who knows, you may enjoy them. Ensure you make great memories by taking lots of photographs and be daring; you only live once. Plan carefully so that such adventures take days and thus will form stories that make you smile when you think about them.
Keeping feet is an added bonus to your lifestyle as it can lead to happiness and general good health. This enables one to feel and look better by staying in shape. In additions, it also reduces chances of medical difficulties such as hypertension, heart attacks and diabetes.
One can keep fit through a number of practices and activities. Most importantly, these activities require time, ambition and dedication. This include regular exercising; evening walks or runs, joining local sports teams; baseball or basketball, eating a balanced diet and picking up hobbies such as swimming.
Pursue Your Goals NOW!
The biggest mistake you can make in your 30s is to keep delaying and postponing your goals. As each day passes, you either move closer to your goals or further away. If you do nothing nor take specific steps you stagnate thereby moving away from your goals. Having a plan on how to achieve your goal is vital; a goal without a plan is a wish.
At 30, you will find it easy to postpone things; “I will do that some other time.” The fact is time awaits no one and before you realize it you will be at 50. So my dear friend, if you want to buy a car, own a house, have kids, learn to play the piano or guitar, get a new a job, start your own business etc. then do it NOW!
Start Reading Books
Developing a reading habit forms an important part in our lives. A book is like a good friend; they will give us joy and will teach us new ideas and concepts but will not require anything in return. Books further tap in to our imagination developing it by taking us in to a virtual world. You can live your dream in the pages of a good book.
As you grow your brain also develops and reading plays a major role in that development. One must be extremely on the type of books you choose to read. Bad books will destroy your life making you miserable while good books will develop you in many qualities and give you a positive character. Those reading good books are able to relax and enjoy themselves.
Make traveling a hobby; never turn down the chance to visit a new place. Among its many advantages, traveling opens up minds as you get to experience new cultures and breathtaking views. You will fall in love with the beauty the World has to offer. Thereby learning to appreciate it and eventually appreciating you. Travelling has the ability to change you as an individual and make a better version of you. It further creates a sense of belonging and being part of a bigger picture.
As one travels, they will find themselves in places and situations that forces one to be humbled and thus see things in a broader light. Travel is all about experiencing what life has to offer through real adventure that eventually gives you courage to live the rest of your life. This can also inspire the people around to stop living in fear of the unknown.
Keep in Touch
Outside the confines of a house, friends are our family; our siblings from another mother. They largely contribute and determine our characters as individuals. They will call you ugly and fat always but will be the first to defend you if someone else does. The same friends will laugh at you during embarrassing times but still be there to make you stronger during hard times. There true value in life cannot be described.
It is vital to choose friends wisely. The mates that make you feel better about yourself, who make you a better person, those who you look up to and generally enjoy their company. Always keep in touch and take good care of your friends as they will of you. Take time out of your busy schedule to laugh, nurture and be silly with them. Play part in their enjoyment and success in life.
A diary serves as a record of the events of a day and your personal observations, opinions and thoughts. It captures every detail of an experience ensuring that you will not forget it. These records will entertain you in future so why not start recording them now.
You can record such events the old school way; putting pen to paper or filing memories with pictures. Technological gadgets such as Ipads, laptops, and smartphones will make storage much easier. In future, such recordings will serve as a favorite pass time for your family and friends thus growing closer together as they can relate to some of your experiences.
You do not have to be rich to donate to charity. One can either donate their time, services or money. We give back so as to make the world a better place for the least fortunate members of our society. Research has concluded that at an old age, it is better to give than receive. The benefits include feeling good about yourself for helping others and it boosts your physical health.
Giving to charity improves your self-esteem as it leads to the release of endorphins which develop functions of the immune and nervous systems. As you give, do it from your heart by putting all your effort and soul in to it. Most importantly, do not expect anything in return.
The key to a happy life is being content with you already have, however little it may seem. Actually, you already have all that is required for your happiness. Most people think wealth and status make us happy. The fact is feelings of happiness are determined by the inner you. If you’re content on the inside, you will depict the same on the outside. Once you get content with material things e.g. assets, you will discover beauty all around for instance family and friends.
Therefore happiness is more important than being the most successful person in the World. Develop a habit of being happy here and now. And if you become successful, you can still be a wealthy and very happy.