Ageless Ambition: 10 Secrets for Keeping Positivity Alive After 50

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Getting to 50 is like holding a book with stories, adventures, lessons, and dreams from the last 50 years. But as with any great tale, it’s the next chapters that are often the most exciting. 

While some see this age as a time to slow down, I’ve always felt it’s when life genuinely begins. As someone thriving in her 50s, let me share a little secret: keeping positivity alive after 50 is not only possible, it’s absolutely thrilling!

As I sashayed into my 50s, I remember feeling a mix of apprehension and excitement. But as days turned into years, the secrets I’ve shared above became the compass guiding my journey. Each day became an opportunity, and every challenge was a dance of growth. Positivity and drive didn’t just stay alive; they thrived, propelling me to heights I hadn’t imagined.

Let’s take a look at the ten secrets to keeping positivity alive after 50. These secrets have fueled my ageless ambition and zest for life.

1. Lifelong Learning 

Never stop being curious! The beauty of our age is the vast reservoir of experiences we’ve accumulated. But there’s always more to learn. Enroll in a class, pick up a new hobby, or delve into a topic you’ve always been curious about.

Tip: Online courses or local workshops are a great way to start. Every new skill or piece of knowledge adds a fresh layer to our rich tapestry.

2. Surround Yourself with Positivity 

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Having a positive mindset is a fundamental secret to keeping positivity alive. The company we keep plays a significant role in our outlook. Surrounding ourselves with positive, ambitious, and uplifting individuals can reignite our passion and drive.

Tip: Seek out local clubs or groups aligned with your interests. These can be a source of inspiration and motivation.

READ ALSO: 10 Amazing Hobbies for Women Over 50

3. Set New Goals – Dream, Plan, Execute 

Creating new goals is a key secret to keeping positivity alive. Goals give direction to our ambitions. Whether it’s writing a book, traveling to a dream destination, or starting a small business, set clear goals and take steps towards achieving them.

Tip: Break down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks. Celebrate every milestone, no matter how small.

3. Physical Wellness

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Movement is magic. Our bodies may have seen five decades, but they still crave movement. Whether it’s yoga, walking, dancing, or even gardening, find a physical activity you love and make it a regular part of your routine.

Tip: Starting slow and staying consistent is the key. As you build stamina, challenge yourself to explore more demanding activities.

5. Embrace Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps us appreciate the beauty of the present moment. Practices like meditation or even deep-breathing exercises can rejuvenate our spirits and keep our drive alive.

Tip: Begin with just five minutes of meditation daily and gradually increase the duration as you get comfortable.

6. Seek Inspiration 

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From books and podcasts to inspirational talks or even nature walks, find sources that inspire and motivate you.

Tip: Keep a journal of inspirational quotes, stories, or personal reflections. Revisit it whenever you need a boost of motivation.

7. Give Back – Find Purpose in Service 

There’s unparalleled joy in giving back. Volunteering or mentoring can provide a sense of purpose and reignite our passion for life.

Tip: Identify causes close to your heart and explore how you can contribute, even in small ways.

8. Limit Negativity

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While it’s essential to stay informed, continuous exposure to negative news or pessimistic individuals can sap our drive. Consciously limit the negativity in your life.

Tip: Allocate specific times to check the news or social media. Focus on uplifting content and positive news.

9. Celebrate Your Achievements

Every achievement, big or small, deserves celebration. Recognizing our successes boosts our confidence and motivates us to aim higher.

Tip: Keep a ‘brag book‘ or an ‘achievement journal’. Whenever you feel down, leaf through it to remind yourself of your capabilities.

10. Stay Connected 

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Our relationships, whether with family, friends, or peers, are the bedrock of our emotional well-being. Nurture these connections, make time for loved ones, and build new relationships.

Tip: Regularly schedule meet-ups, even if they are virtual. Share, listen, and grow together.

Closing Thoughts

Being over 50 is not the sunset of our lives but rather a new dawn. It’s a time ripe with opportunities, dreams, and ambitions waiting to be explored. We can keep our motivation and positivity alive by following these ten secrets. They also help us get ready for some of the best experiences of our lives.

So, to all the fabulous women in their 50s and beyond, here’s a toast: to ageless ambition, relentless drive, and a future shimmering with possibilities.

Cheers to the journey ahead!

♡ Love ♡,


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Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler

Schellea Fowler, the visionary founder of Fabulous50s, brings over three decades of small business leadership and expertise to her legacy. Not only has she excelled personally, but she has also become a mentor, generously sharing her wealth of experience with emerging entrepreneurs.

After retiring at 50 in 2016, Schellea’s commitment to continuous growth led her to pursue additional qualifications. A qualified fitness instructor, she is presently continuing her master trainer program, specializing in exercise for older adults. Through Fabulous50s, Schellea remains devoted to her vision of empowering and inspiring women to embrace and celebrate their current stage of life.

Her additional qualifications include: Fashion Styling from the Australian Style Institute, Advanced Personal Colour Analysis from AOPI,  and Meditation Teacher Training from Yoga Coach.

Above all, Schellea’s mission is simple yet profound: to support women in embracing the aging process with confidence and grace.

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