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50 Things To Stop Doing Once You Hit 50

50 Things To Stop Doing Once You Hit 50

My journey into the 50s has been nothing short of exhilarating! And isn't this really how it's supposed to be?

I turned 51 over the summer, and let me tell you, it's been an absolute blast. As the days grow longer and warmer, I've been soaking up every moment, saying "yes" to more adventures than ever before.

Over these sun-kissed months, I've embarked on a whirlwind of experiences that have rekindled my zest for life. Picture this: I found myself on a 5-day cattle drive, embracing the rugged spirit of the Wild West. I've paddled through the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe, explored the wilderness by hiking its scenic trails, and raced down thrilling mountain biking paths that made my heart race.

But that's not all! I discovered the ancient art of archery, unleashing my inner Katniss Everdeen. And who would have thought that floating down the Truckee River on a beaver-shaped inflatable tube could be so much fun? It was a refreshing reminder of the pure joy of letting go and embracing the moment.

Perhaps one of the most memorable moments was riding horseback through the majestic Sawtooth Mountains. The wind in my hair, the earthy scent of pine in the air – it was like a journey back in time to when life was simpler yet more profound.

Throughout these incredible adventures, I've also learned some valuable lessons about what to stop doing and how to embrace the awesomeness of who I am today. So, join me on this journey as I share my insights, experiences, and newfound wisdom from turning 51. It's time to celebrate life, let go of limitations, and STOP doing these 51 things:

  • Stop apologizing for being fabulous at any age.

  • Stop worrying about what others think; it's your life, live it your way.

  • Stop stressing over the small stuff; life's too short for that.

  • Stop trying to please everyone; focus on what makes you happy.

  • Stop fearing technology; you can master any gadget. 

  • Stop worrying about societal judgments on tattoos or piercings.

  • Stop saying no to adventures; the world is your playground.

  • Stop comparing yourself to younger versions; you're more amazing than ever.

  • Stop being modest about your achievements; shout your successes from the rooftops.

  • Stop saying you're too old to learn something new; you're never too old.

  • Stop second-guessing yourself; your instincts are sharp.

  • Stop fearing change; embrace it, and watch your world expand.

  • Stop hiding your laughter lines; they're proof of a life well-lived.

  • Stop suffering in silence - seek mental health help.

  • Stop waiting for the perfect moment; seize the day now.

  • Stop worrying about age-appropriate styles, clothing, etc.

  • Stop being camera-shy - start getting in front of the camera.

  • Stop waiting for permission; you're the author of your story.

  • Stop neglecting self-care; pamper yourself like the queen you are.

  • Stop saying you're too old for dreams; age is just a number.

  • Stop feeling guilty about eating; fuel your day with energy.

  • Stop being your own worst critic; be your biggest cheerleader.

  • Stop feeling guilty about taking time for yourself; it's essential.

  • Stop settling for less; you deserve the best.

  • Stop worrying about wrinkles; they're life's roadmap.

  • Stop waiting for others to create change - become a voice.

  • Stop pretending to like something you don't; your authenticity shines.

  • Stop resisting aging; it can be magical.

  • Stop procrastinating - f*#k it - just do the thing.

  • Stop waiting for the right moment; create your moments.

  • Stop limiting your career ambitions - aim for the stars.

  • Stop feeling invisible; your presence is powerful.

  • Stop following fashion trends - wear what makes you feel confident.

  • Stop comparing yourself to anyone; you're incomparable.

  • Stop fearing the unknown; it's your next great adventure.

  • Stop being your own worst enemy; be your best ally.

  • Stop saying it's too late; it's never too late.

  • Stop thinking you're not enough; you're more than enough.

  • Stop waiting for the weekend; make every day count.

  • Stop being so serious; laughter is the best medicine.

  • Stop hesitating; take the leap, and the net will appear.

  • Stop worrying about perfection; embrace your flaws.

  • Stop saying "I can't"; say "I will."

  • Stop being too cautious; take calculated risks.

  • Stop fearing failure; it's a stepping stone to success.

  • Stop trying to fit in; stand out and be proud.

  • Stop avoiding adventure - try skydiving, rock climbing, and more.

  • Stop underestimating your worth; you're priceless.

  • Stop waiting for the perfect moment; seize the day now.

  • Stop looking back; your best days are ahead of you.

  • As I reflect on this incredible journey into my 51st year, I'm reminded of a powerful truth: life is a grand adventure waiting to be explored at any age. The summer of turning 51 has been a testament to the magic that unfolds when we dare to say "yes" to new experiences, embrace our true selves, and live life unapologetically.

    But beyond the adventures, I've learned something profound: it's essential to let go of what no longer serves us as we age. We shed the limitations and expectations that held us back, and we embrace our unique, unstoppable selves.

    So, to all my fellow adventurers in the prime of life, remember that age is not a barrier; it's a gateway to new horizons. Whether you're turning 51 or beyond, there's a world of experiences waiting for you. Embrace each day, treasure every moment, and keep saying "yes" to life's grand journey. It's a wild ride, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Here's to the incredible awesomeness of who we are today and all the adventures that still await us!

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