TEN THINGS THAT DON'T MATTER NOW I'M 60

Ten life lessons that my 50's taught me that have taken the stress and upset out of my life.

WHAT DOESN'T MATTER NOW I'M 60

Marc and Angel always have a lot of really straightforward, helpful advice to offer on their site and I often visited their links on Facebook while I was recovering from the fallout from my toxic job a few years ago. I don't tend to need their insights as much these days, but recently one of their articles caught my eye. It was titled 20 Things That Will Matter A Lot Less In 20 Years

I clicked across and several caught my eye because they were lessons I'd learnt over the last decade and they certainly matter a whole lot less now that I've reached 60. I thought I'd share my top ten today as a little victory celebration for how far I've come.

LIVING LA DOLCE VITA IN MIDLIFE

Living the sweet life in Midlife - no more rushing and fussing, just lots of balance, peace and joy.

LIVING THE SWEET LIFE IN MIDLIFE

According to Think In Italian living "la dolce vita" means living a life full of beauty, pleasures, and mundane events. (Note the definition included "mundane events" - not leaping from one exiciting, action packed moment to the next). It translates to "living the sweet life". A similar expression is "dolce far niente" which is "the sweetness of doing nothing" - I remember coming across that term in the book/movie "Eat, Pray, Love" where the main character learns about the sweetness of slowing down and having restful moments, instead of living at a break neck pace all the time.

STARTING MY 60'S FEELING FABULOUS

Let's choose to be fabulous.  I'm not talking about trying to be an over the top fashionista, or a flamboyant flamingo - just your very best self.

IT'S TIME TO CHOOSE MY #WOTY

Every January I choose a Word Of The Year (#WOTY) instead of making resolutions that I never bother keeping. I love finding a word that resonates with me and motivates me for the direction I want to head in for the rest of the year. Last year I chose "Cultivate" and that inspired me to proactively grow the areas of my life that needed some attention. It was a great word and felt very "intentional". This year I felt that I wanted to choose one that was a bit more fun, and one that would give me an energy boost when I thought of it.

So, after mullling it over for several weeks, I decided to go with my heart and chose my word from a post I wrote for my 60th birthday....