5 Great Things about being a women over 50

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Being over 50 for me means LIBERATION!

Both physically and psychologically.

So, onto our great things!

1. Time to yourself

You feel justified in making more time for yourself.

Up until now you may have worked very long hours and feeling guilty for taking time off work.

Reaching 50 can give us a different perspective on life.

It certainly made me look at my life.

It dawned on me that time isn't an ever-present commodity.  

If we are to enjoy the rewards of all those years of working hard, now is the time to do it.

No longer putting things off until  you've paid off the mortgage /  your pension pot is in place / the kids are settled.

Turning 50 can be the realisation  that the time to do everything we've been putting off, is now!

Get onto that bucket list!

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2. Being happy with your views and opinions

There feels less pressure to conform to general opinion.

            When we’re younger, having a different opinion feels like a mission. We are making a statement and want to change the world.

Now it’s just a relaxed state of mind.

I think what I think and if you don’t agree, that’s fine.


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Obviously big issues like clearing the planet of plastic are something we want to shout about but not so much for the smaller, everyday stuff that in the past may have raised our blood pressure!

3. Your family are less reliant on you

Your kids may have left home by now. Or are getting close to it.

They may have their own families already.

Whilst they do still need you of course, it’s not generally at the intense level that it would have been a few years ago.

This can give you a massive amount of psychological as well as physical freedom!

You can sit and read a book, meet up with friends, take a holiday, or even move house without having to consider lots of other peoples’ needs.

It’s more about you now!

4. You can recreate yourself!

This is a time of freedom!

You’ve got yourself set for the future and you can make that future whatever you want it to be!

What have you always wanted to do?

Write a book?

Do it!

Go on a world cruise.

Do it!

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You’ve worked hard all your life whether in the office or bringing up the children.

This time is now yours!

I still work hard but not nearly the number of hours that I used to. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities.

Are you the same?

5. A good weekend can be doing nothing

There isn’t the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) aspect to spending a Saturday night in with a bar of chocolate or a glass of wine.

Being over 50 brings a different set of priorities.

It’s more about being what, and who, we want to be rather than feeling that we have something to prove.

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 If being you means going to a night club every Saturday night then that’s great!

But it isn’t something that we feel we have to do.

Whiling away a Sunday morning sipping coffee and looking out at the garden brings a huge joy that may have passed us by when we were younger.

What do you love about being over 50?

 It may be that you aren’t feeling the joy that I talk about here.

Maybe for you, turning 50 hasn’t been a positive experience.

The journey going forwards may look bleak and uninviting.

If not bleak then maybe just bland.

You don’t know what you want to do. You don’t have any plans and can’t find inspiration.

You might have been in a long-term relationship that has either broken down or just changed. This can happen as life changes. The kids leaving home, or maybe one of you retiring from work.

We aren’t the same people that we were 30 years ago so maybe you just drifted apart.

Either from your partner, or metaphorically from yourself.

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The needs and wants that you have aren’t being fulfilled.

 The change isn’t necessarily sudden. It may have happened gradually but with everything else going on in your busy life, you didn’t really notice it.

Or you did notice it but it didn’t seem that important.

And now it does seem important. 

It does matter.

And you want to do something about it.

If this is you then please do get in touch for a free chat. We can talk about what’s going on for you and how I might help.

As far as we know we only live once so let’s make sure the rest of our lives is a time we love!  

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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