Did you know that being a 50 plus woman is totally awesome? Yes, in case you haven’t realized, there are numerous reasons for you to just love being older, as many inhibitions are totally unchained.
Not sure what puts you a leg up over the younger crowd? That’s ok! After reading through this, you will definitely find reasons to love being a 50 plus woman.
Ready to get going? Onward we go!
You Know Who You Are
As a younger woman, it’s not uncommon to be unsure of what you want from life, or of yourself and who you really are. After spending 30 plus years as an adult woman, you learn what works for you, what you are good at, and also what appeals to you sexually.
You no longer need to spend time discovering yourself. You already know what achieves the best results in the shortest amount of time, what fulfills you, and what you are best at. Use it to your advantage.
You Are In Demand
Who says life slows down after 50? Sure, some responsibilities are shed, but opportunities open up that would not have been there for a younger woman. A great example is in the corporate world.
Management level jobs are hardly given to juniors employees while in their twenties and thirties, and even tougher if you are a woman. However, given that you have requisite skills and expertise, don’t be surprised to get calls from reputable companies seeking out your wisdom as a woman of leadership.
Sex Is Amazing
Having sex without worrying about getting pregnant can be extremely liberating and make sex what it was meant to be, for pleasure. The only time you may ever have to use a condom again is to prevent STD transmission, but then again as an in charge woman you know that already.
Even though you may have passed through, or currently experiencing menopause, there are numerous sexual adjuvants that make sex amazing, such as specialty lubricants.
You Don’t Fear Social Conflict
Many young women avoid conflict like the plague, though at their own expense. Conflict resolution is important, is typically not taught in school, and thus must be learned from real life experience.
As a woman over 50, you probably have had your fair share of conflict, it is likely you have become better at handling them and you are also likely a master at letting go of those that you now realize matter little.
You Have Developed Lasting Love
If you stay with your spouse through it all, you had your fair share of joy, loss, conflict and boring days. These experiences have strengthened your bond, showing what a real relationship is supposed to be – not all glittery and fairy tale like, but living as normal a life as you would expect. Your spouse had become the closest person in your life, and your confidante.
And the best part? He understands you, and empowers you. There is nothing more reassuring that a strong shoulder who supports your independence.
The Best Has Just Begun!
Women typically put their needs aside during their most productive years, instead focusing on raising kids, keeping your home clean, being a professional at the workplace, and seeking to be the ideal wife; quite a lot to juggle causing you to have limited time for yourself.
What is the best part about being a 50 plus woman?
You might have just truly started to enjoy your life. Having more time on your hands gives you the freedom to travel, try out new hobbies, or do virtually anything that you would like to.
6 Things Women Age 50 And Older Have To Fear
If you’re reading this you probably just reached the golden milestone of 50, or passed it a few years back. How has it been going for you? Good I hope. This is a time, however, when the fears of women raise their ugly heads, and cast doubt and insecurity on a period that should be the most fun of your life.
If you haven’t experienced these fears yourself, you may not understand what I’m talking about. If you do experience any of the worries mentioned below, understand that it is completely normal.
The important thing is to not allow it to ruin your mood, and the days following.
You Worry About Your Health
Your health is usually brought to the front burner as you age, as you will likely develop one malady or the other as you age. It is normal to worry about this, as your health can ultimately determine your quality of life onward, as well as your financial well-being.
To give yourself as much insurance as possible, take control of your lifestyle as soon as possible. If you eat junk, it will show.
Get in exercise 3 times weekly at a minimum, and modify your diet accordingly. Cut out bad habits as well, such as smoking, poor sleeping habits and drinking. Small changes can add up to big changes over the course or years.
You Worry About Being Unfulfilled
We all set goals. However, many people never get those goals accomplished. This can cause a sense of apprehension and fear, especially in women over 50.
Maybe you didn’t get that college degree in your twenties because you had more pressing engagements, such as getting a job to help pay the bills, or maybe you had to divert savings to an emergency medical procedure that you saved for years to start your small business.
Hopefully, you do not have an urgent requirement that would require you to take drastic measures, because at the end of the day you made the necessary decisions so that you and your family could have a better life.
You Worry About Money
As the age of retirement looms closer and closer, you may have to start thinking of your financial status. This can be a strong generator or worry and fear, especially if your spouse is in less than ideal health, and also of advanced age.
The important thing is to start saving now, if you haven’t already. Even if the amount saved seems insignificant, hopefully it will compound over time.
You Worry About Being Out Of Touch
Ok, so maybe your fashion choices are questionably “retro,” but isn’t it cute to boot? Yes, even though we often care less about fashion as we mature and grow older, we still like to remain in the times, displaying our savvy know how of pop culture and the latest fashion.
Many women over 50 may feel ridiculed for their naïve use of today’s slang, but relax- this is usually water off a duck’s back.
One of the best things about being older is that you can choose to pick your battles, and worry much less about what the world and society is doing.
You Worry About Spirituality
Many women are drawn to God, the older they get. Though you may have gone through you twenties and the years leading up to your fifties without ever sparing a thought for God, it seems that a realization (or perhaps fear of the unknown) comes to the forefront.
This is understandable, since as your life looms on, you may experience feelings of guilt or remorse for things that happened in your youth. Confessing and asking for forgiveness can seem as the only outlet to erase your transgressions.
You Worry About Being Alone
One of the fundamental desires of every woman is affection and companionship. As such, feeling of loneliness or loss can be especially devastating and cause fear of the unknown future.
As you age, you need to become comfortable with the incidence of loss. Someone dear to you may die, and if that happens you need to be able to cope, grief is normal, but should not lead you down a spiral of depression and loneliness.
Chances are at least one of these fears cross your mind, or cause you some degree of worry. They are normal for anyone to think of these things, and fear the outcome.
However, reflect on all that you HAVE DONE, which is likely much more than many other people. You cannot be held hostage by fear or negative emotions, when there is so much to enjoy in life.
Enjoy every day of your existence!