Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a blog series on life skills and knowledge that are good to have at age 50, 60 and 70. The other pieces: What to Know About Caregiving By 50, 60, 70; What to Know About Health By 50, 60, 70 and What to Know About Money and Work By 50, 60, 70.
By age 50 you know a lot about living well, how to keep growing and enjoy your time alone and with others. By age 60 and 70, many people feel happier and more fulfilled than ever.
At each decade, it’s wise to check in to see what you can do, based on your own and others’ experience, to get the most out of life. Whatever your personal goals for these years, here is a checklist of things to consider.
What You Should Know About Living By:
3. Stay current. A key to vitality is keeping up with technology, fashion and education. Don’t be the fiftysomething who becomes irrelevant. Committing to self-improvement now improves energy and coping skills later.
3. Let it go. Losses that begin in the 50s can accelerate in our 60s, and coping with grief is an important skill. So is letting go, forgiving and moving fulling into the present moment. It may be time to reinvent yourself as you shed parts of your past.
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