LIFE AFTER 50……

Author: Sumita Shah

50 is the new 30 as they say…so I have celebrated the 20th anniversary of my 30th birthday now.

Life has its own challenges, struggles, responsibility and excitement at each step and at each age too!

Pre marriage comes with the so felt stress at that age of completing our academics and wanting to do well and excel, post marriage for me was settling in a new environment with people having a different mindset, expectations and culture than what my family had earlier. Then came the greater challenge of bringing up my kids and coping with their academics and wanting them to do well in whatever they do.

Zip Zap Zoom the time flew and i never realized that i had turned 45 before my cuckoos flew from their nest to be independent and make a life of their own. That is when i realized that now it’s me that i can think about and plan for.

For me 50 is all about 5 PERFECT 10’s and i am living a life queen size to fulfil my desires and my fantasies that i always had but never could meet due to my responsibilities at home towards my family and work which of course were a priority at that time and i don’t regret them a single bit. Being 50 often gives you the benefit of being able to focus on your own needs and goals.

Couple of things we all can do after turning 50 which will make us all LIVE again FULLY:

Follow our passion

We all have certain passions which we have not been able to give time to due to our priorities and responsibilities must be followed now. These are activities we have an interest in like playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, travelling or some as simple as cooking, reading or writing!


Engage in a physical activity

This is the time of our life when Health can be given and has to be given prime importance as everything else will be a dream if our health does not favour us. So engage in any physical activity like walking, cycling, joining a gym, Yoga etc. Regular cardio-vascular and strength training exercises are a must.


Meet new people

Many people find that their perspectives and tastes change after 50. Connecting with new people can help you stay engaged in the world and may introduce you to new and wonderful experiences. You may meet them at community events, while travelling or just by talking to a random person at the store. Be open to chatting with new people who are your age or even younger. Staying with young people makes you feel young too.


Exercise for the brain is needed too

Many people find that their perspectives and tastes change after 50. Connecting with new people can help you stay engaged in the world and may introduce you to new and wonderful experiences. You may meet them at community events, while travelling or just by talking to a random person at the store. Be open to chatting with new people who are your age or even younger. Staying with young people makes you feel young too.


Volunteer for your community and participate in social activities

This is the time to give back to the community what you have received all your earlier years. Engage in honorary social activities of helping the under privileged in your community and giving them in cash or kind whatever you can.


Eat healthy and nutritive food

There is no denying that our body needs all the pampering now for all the exploitation we have done to it earlier. So eat a good and healthy diet which helps you stay fit for the years to follow.


Get regular health checkups done

See your doctor regularly and get your health checkups done as prescribed. Never ignore any new development or signs in your body and get everything investigated thoroughly. Always Listen to your body regarding any new developments.

Follow the above and life will be a smooth flow of excitement, enjoyment, pleasure and fun galore!



Sumita Shah is a MBA graduate & a corporate trainer by passion and a director by profession. She works for Tapti kids — a chain of preschools by Tapti valley education foundation. A people’s person, she always looks forward to each moment in life with excitement and enthusiasm. Live and let live is her mantra and always will be !!

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