Tips To Surviving Your 40's
1. Adapt to your body’s changes; meditate and exercise. You will look like you’re in your thirties! For women – you start to experience perimenopause and both of the aforementioned tips will help ward-off and/or minimize symptoms.
2. Have the difficult conversation and prepare estate plans with your parents.
3. Cut the dead weight (or relationships), credit card balances (and other foolish debt), and double down on your future.
4. Forgive and move forward. Don’t waste time thinking about regrets; rather, spend more time investing in the legacy you want people to remember when you are gone.
5. If you find yourself caregiving for a parent, always remember the love & patience they had when you were a child.
6. Learn how to say NO to almost everything that takes up your time. That shit feels damn good!
7. Start investing in experiences instead of things.
8. Take more vacations.
9. Have lots of sex; it reduces stress.
10. If you’re married or in a relationship, do your best to keep peace in the household for this is your one sanctuary where you need it most. Tip #9 can help with this process as long as it’s your significant other that you’re having sex with ;-)
11. Its wine time all the time!
12. Every move is a part of the journey. Learn how to slow down or sometimes stop all together.
13. Rest & Read!
14. Find the things that bring you joy and do them as often as you can.
15. There are still so many kisses and laughs and nights and days and risks worth taking and road trips and books to read and poetry to write and pictures to take.
16. Don't look back; you're not going that way.
17. Don't wear cheap, uncomfortable shoes.
18. Put YOU first.
19. Commit to learning something new every year. Lifelong learners, besides being very interesting people in general, have a lower risk of Alzheimer's.
20. Assemble your very own "team" of people. You need a good obgyn & primary care physician doctor that you visit for annual checkups. A dentist for twice a year cleanings. A hairstylist that makes you feel like a million bucks. Perhaps even an aesthetician or masseuse. Also b/c mental health is just as important as your physical health, don't be afraid to hit the couch of a qualified professional if rap sessions with ur homies just aren't cutting it any longer.
Thank you to - Eric Duer, Vance Farrow, Dr. Leslie Ward, Kevin Risto, Dominique, Brian Warui, Lisa-Li, Ms. Mack, Botts Nation, Shanda G., Bean, Honey C. & Delissa for contributing your #tips & #advice.