11-25-14 – Tuesday – A glance at Simple Living Over 50

I know that I write way too much about my own personal practices and techniques I use to beat type II diabetes and not enough about other things that make my life simple and stress free. Being over the age of 50 brings about so many other challenges besides personal health and I know I need to start writing more about these subjects. Living a simple life is so much more than just eating paleo and working out each day. It’s about reducing all of the clutter in your life and living a life of balance and simplicity. It’s about the precious time we have, not the stuff we own. Family and friends and the conversations we share, and time we spend together are the priceless items in our lives that are most important. It’s about the practice of becoming and staying debt free and all we do to make this happen. It’s about love and compassion. It’s not about what we do for a living, it’s about what living does for us.

Here in America if we live long enough one day we will start drawing a check from our Social Security fund that we pain into with each paycheck throughout our lives. This along with whatever pensions or retirement plans that we created and paid into over the years. But is it enough? Will we still be in debt and have a mortgage, or will we be debt free and able to enjoy our golden years. As is stands too many have squandered away every penny they have earned throughout their lives. I look at this and see the pain and frustration in the eyes of too many who have reached this stage in their lives. I have made the decision that this is not what I want for my own life and am making all of the positive changes now at the age of 53 to create a life for myself and my wife where we will not have the same worries that most seniors have today.

I am going to start concentrating more on writing about these subjects and so much more. My daily type II diabetes and workout routines will remain on the site, but will be turned into a weekly post. This will not only be less bearing on my readers, but also allow me the time to concentrate on producing good posts on important subjects that are well researched.

3:00 AM – Blood Sugar 97, Weight – 172.8
I did not track my walking today other than knowing that I walked for 30 minutes.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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2 Responses to 11-25-14 – Tuesday – A glance at Simple Living Over 50

  1. I too have found a need to re-evaluate my life at 53. This was the year that both my sons left home to study at university. Because of my career and motherhood I have had very little time for a social life. I started weekly walks with a friend and a few friends of hers and occasional trips into the city to the theatre on my own. There is almost always a big “to do” list, but not everything needs done that day. I’m now almost 55 and although my social life change has been modest it has been a step in the right direction. Once your “nest” is sorted, it’s a lot easier emotionally on you.

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