At age 60, life can be extremely meaningful, and it may not be as much about “you”. It may be time to pass the knowledge on to younger generations and sharing what life has taught you. You may even want to progress in your life as far as career goes and this is completely normal.
How can you best reinvent yourself at and after age 60?
• Focus on contributing to a greater cause (promoting a lasting sense of self-worth)
• Be consistent with social interaction
• Enjoy life more often (leisure activities, travel, etc.)
• Make health a priority (exercise, nutrition, therapy etc.)
• Design your retirement in line with your own goals, needs, and desires
• Make a major life change
Putting out into the world what you’ve taken in, from years of experience, is one of the most gratifying aspects of life. When we help others by sharing something, we’re passionate about our sense of meaning increases drastically. We always want to feel a sense of worth (who doesn’t) and it’s necessary to put yourself out there more (especially at and after age 60) than ever.
Loneliness at age 60 is very common and unfortunately, depression and a loss of interest in life can result. However, it’s up to the individual to want to be active in engaging with others to avoid a life of solitude. Meaningful relationships can make life so much more enjoyable, and for many, they are essential for a healthy lifestyle.
Around age 60 and the years which follow is the perfect time to start putting the stresses from your younger years behind, to enhance the quality of life from this point on. Leisure activity is earned, and years of hard work make this completely understandable. The lifestyle choices at this age are crucial to long life and health.
Health should be a priority at this age, and not only physically speaking because the mind must be maintained, especially as you get older. Mental health exercise is just as important as exercise which conditions the body.
Consider having a regular therapist which you can benefit from by expressing yourself and venting when necessary.
Being disciplined by making healthy nutritional choices and exercising will do wonders for health. It’s important to keep yourself as healthy as possible if you want to experience longevity in your efforts of self-reinvention. Lifestyle changes are not an option if you desire to reinvent yourself at and after age 60.