9 Things You Should Do Before Turning 50


Many people don’t like talking about their ages, especially when they are in their fifties. Some reckon that turning fifty is like giving up on great things in life. Then again, life is not all about bad things. Before you reach this age, there are things that you can do to make your incoming years more fun and meaningful.

Burn Your Candles

You’re probably one of those who like to keep scented candles given by your friends and relatives, but you won’t use them because you are saving them for special occasions. Now that you’re turning fifty, you have all the rights to burn these candles. Have a relaxing bath with these burning candles and let them serve as a reminder about the light that you bring to the world.

Get Fluffy Towels

You’re turning fifty and it’s something that you should celebrate; it is not a countdown of all the years past, but rather a celebration of a plentiful life. Indulge in the softer and finer things in life, and make yourself more comfortable at all times of the day. It’s time for you to get fluffy, soft towels that you can use comfortably each time you bath. Remember, enjoy life while it lasts.

Compile Photos

Your pictures will help you reminisce the good and bad times in your life. Make a scrapbook or put them together in a photo album. Your collections may not only be inspirational to you, but will also serve as a keepsake for your grandchildren in the years to come.

Bond with a Friend

Life can be very dry without a best friend. Take time to call your best friend. Hanging out for a cup of tea or two isn’t bad, too. Keep your best friend’s phone handy, in case you need someone to confide with as you reach your fifth decade.

Use Your Best China Plates, Cups and Saucers

Don’t hesitate to use your China plates. You can use them on your fiftieth birthday or every weekend when your family and friends are around. You deserve the best, so take the nicest plates out of the cupboard and enjoy.

Accept the Difference

You’ve aged, but it’s not the end of the world. You can still live a happy life if you accept the kind of person that you are now. You may look different outside, but you can still be young at heart for as long as you like.

Let Go of the Past

If you have regrets about the past, now is the best time to let go. These regrets should turn into lessons and wonderful memories. If you have friends or relatives visiting you, you can share inspiring stories about your life and help them become better people.

Create a Masterpiece

There are many kinds of artworks that you can do, even when you turn fifty. You can make quilts, bake cakes or even paint. Think of yourself as a free bird that can do anything.

Enjoy Life

You have to enjoy things by yourself, too. Sometimes, others are busy with their own lives so they won’t be able to get in touch with you. Don’t let yourself feel bad. Try to enjoy life as much as you can and celebrate who you are.

These are just a few things that you can do as you reach fifty. The most important thing that you should bear in mind is the fact that you are blessed and special, no matter how young or old you are.

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