If you’re reading this, then I’m assuming you (or someone you know) is about to hit the half-way mark. It’s not so ‘midlife’ as you might think. I could tell you about the fab 50th birthday gifts we’ve got going on (there are loads up for grabs!), but for now, I thought it’d be more fitting to enlighten you about some of the benefits of turning 50. Aside from actually enjoying hearing about other people’s operations, getting into heated discussions about pension plans not to mention the wrinkles and grey hairs, there are a few benefits about turning this ripe old age. Here are some things to keep in mind as you (or someone you know) enter the half a century era...
The child-rearing years are over (for most!).
Well, the kiddies may still be young. But for the majority, they’re gone (or going). Despite the empty nest syndrome, for some, having the abode to ourselves again can help a couple enjoy this special phase of life.
Gone are the penny pinching days.
As the kiddies graduate from university or school and the mortgage gets paid off, you might find yourself with more flexible income than in previous years. So it’s hello to the golden days of fiscal stability. Why not do a round-the-world trip? A safari? It’s the perfect time to travel! Alternatively, you could treat yourself to a newer car or a bigger home.
Self consciousness? What’s that?
The middle years mark a new frame of mind. You’re less “bovvered” about what people think of you and more concerned with relaxing and living life to the full.
Physical attractiveness increases (yes, really!).
Sure, you might mourn the loss of youthful, smooth skin or your once slender ‘beach babe’ bod, but your newfound personal style and self-image can help portray you in ways that are more alluring than ever. A sense of humour becomes more important than sex appeal, but for those who crave their looks of the yesteryear, there are all sorts of magical creams and lotions, nips and tucks, diets and exercise regimes that’ll help you look decades younger.
More importantly, relish in your brand new sense of self as you embark on this thrilling phase in life. Treasure these years to the max and while you’re at it, how about treating yourself to something special too... from GoneDigging? Have a wee nosey, we’ve got some seriously fantastic 50th birthday pressies, in all shapes and sizes. And remember...