Over 50 and Solo

When you reach your 50’s or your 60’s and are alone, you might think that this is a terrible thing. You may feel judged by some or at a loss. Ageing can be fun!

Being alone give you the opportunity to do what you want and when you want.

It’s a chance to find your independent way of doing things and to shift your life.

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Read the list of tips that helped me. I am sure that you will find them useful.

01. Listen to great podcasts and to audiobooks

I listen to many podcasts and audiobooks.

Podcasts are educational and entertaining. I also use a podcast for exercising and one for cooking tips. I love audio books because they allow me to listen to wonderful stories while I walk or do mindless things like cleaning!

02. Create an interesting social life.

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I didn’t believe it when someone told me that the older you get, the harder it is to make friends, and it is. I have changed my ideas about how I meet people and make friends. I am in search of experiences where I can meet lovely people. I join groups that relate to my hobbies and interests.

03. Let go of toxic relationships and situations

De-clutter your life and let go of the things and people who are not good for you. Go in search of what you love and be a little selfish. It’s ok. After all it’s your life.

My tip: Join groups that do things that you are interested in and you will meet like-minded people.

04. Change your daily life

Do something special every day.  

Choose small and simple things that will put a smile on your face.

If you are very busy, schedule a 15 minute “me” time and don’t let anything get in the way of your time.

Go on a lovely walk, photograph, paint, join an exercise class, learn how to bake or read a fabulous book. Challenge yourself and learn a new hobby. It’s amazing what you can do in 15 minutes!

My first sourdough class.  Pan Contigo, Badajoz

My first sourdough class. Pan Contigo, Badajoz

05. my favourite podcasts:

Photo by Bruce Mars, Unsplash

Photo by Bruce Mars, Unsplash

The Body Coach: Joe Wicks: he gives us some great tips and his interviews are fun and helpful.

Deliciously Ella: a fun podcast about food, nutrition and daily life.

-Milk Street: Food, recipes, interviews and a great listen

Gretchen Rubin Little Happier: Short stories that will give you something to think about.

The Serial Killer Podcast: Ok so this is not a light and happy one but if you are like me and love a great mystery murder….This is a wonderful podcast that tells us stories about true and gruesome serial killer murders that happened throughout the world and at different times.

Writing Excuses: I love this podcast. They are 15 minutes long and have lots of great tips for writers and anyone who is stuck and needs inspiration.

The Food Programme: is a great BBC Radio 4 podcast about Food!

 –The New Yorker Radio Hour Very interesting interviews!

All the BBC podcasts because they have fantastic ones.

 

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